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My review of "Arcana" CD by Robert Scott Thompson

US composer Robert Scott Thompson, who is based in Roswell, Georgia, belongs to the most productive and versatile artists recording on the scene, no wonder he describes himself as musical alchemist working within ambient, minimal meditative, electroacoustic, contemporary and avantgarde genres. With "Arcana" Robert Scott Thompson…See More
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Tell us about yourself!
First of all, I am a big fan, collector, occasional contributor and reviewer of CDs in ambient, tribal and deep space genre on Discogs.

Now let me introduce myself (February 2011):

My name is Richard Gürtler and I am saying hello to you from Bratislava in Slovak Republic, Europe!!! I am new to this forum, so I would like to introduce myself. I just turned 10 days ago 45 years and I am absolutely fascinated by ambient music. I have been listening to the electronic music since 1983, but during these early years I was into other genres, like electro-industrial, ebm... Since 1992 to 1995 I was also one of the publishers and reviewers of English written electrozine called Crewzine and until 1998 I was running also a small mail-order catalogue with related music. The turning point came around 1995 when I have discovered "Trances/Drones" 2CD by Robert Rich and soon after that other artists through Fathom/HoS and Projekt labels like Steve Roach, Michael Stearns, Vidna Obmana, TUU... My search was finally over!!!

In my real life, I live since 1996 with my lovely girlfriend Simona together with her son Daniel (23 years old) and her daughter Veronika (19 years old). We know each other since our high school years. During the season (from March till December) I work as service technician for irrigation lawn sprinkler systems. During the winter time I usually have a part-time job in one of Bratislava's theatres (Studio L&S) where I work as podium technician (building the scenes...). Simona works as a teacher (2nd grade in elementary school). We enjoy sporting activities (especially inline and ice skating), watching sports, hiking, taking photographs of nature, good food and good beer (Belgian Leffe Brune and Czech Bernard 14° are our top fave...). We live in Bratislava, the capital city of Slovak Republic in Central Europe, which used to be a part of former CzechoSlovakia (split up in 1993).

Back to ambient music. Unfortunately, during the years 1999-2007 I was totally out of music. My family, smaller kids (very serious collecting of hockey cards with my son Daniel), my work, some unexpected sporting activities (active inline speedskating for four seasons), very expensive US dollar here in Slovakia at the end of the 90's, broken CD player and discman... all this took me out of music completely. No ambient music at all... It took me almost 10 years to return and since September of 2007 I took a new journey to re-explore again the magnificent soundworlds of ambient music!!! I was back again in the good old days and stronger than ever. So I am now a big fan of this music, a real collector of CDs and I am again in contact with many really nice people within this musical genre.

Okay my friends, it's my great pleasure to be a member of this community!!! All the best, have a wonderful time and enjoy the music!!!

With friendly greetings, Richard

December 2013 update:

No longer in irrigation business, since June 2011 moved on to work with cooling ceiling systems, all year long, so my part-time job is also gone. Less hair, bigger belly, enjoying also Kaltenecker beer..., the rest remains the same.

Richard :-)
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My review of "Arcana" CD by Robert Scott Thompson

Posted on September 13, 2014 at 8:24am 3 Comments

US composer Robert Scott Thompson, who is based in Roswell, Georgia, belongs to the most productive and versatile artists recording on the scene, no wonder he describes himself as musical alchemist working within ambient, minimal meditative, electroacoustic, contemporary and avantgarde genres. With "Arcana" Robert…

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My review of "First Gift Of Life" CD by Mathias Grassow

Posted on September 7, 2014 at 6:35am 0 Comments

Enigmatic drone visionary Mathias Grassow has released "Second Gift Of Life" at the end of 2012. One and half year later comes its inverted follow up, the first chapter "First Gift Of Life". Again released on Databloem (May 2014) and packaged in uniformed digifile tastefully designed by Theo Rabou.…



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My review of "Archive Three" CDr by Anomalous Disturbances

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 9:23am 2 Comments

Anomalous Disturbances, a drone guitar project driven by Terrence O'Brien from Vancouver, Canada, belongs to the most active members of The Ambient Ping community, which, by the way, celebrated two weeks ago its 15th anniversary (I am wishing many happy years to come!!!). "Archive Three" is comprised of 5…

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My review of "Intention" CD by Byron Metcalf & Mark Seelig

Posted on August 31, 2014 at 3:00am 0 Comments

Virtuoso drummer and shamanic powerhouse, Byron Metcalf, and bansuri player and throat singer, Mark Seelig, both certified transpersonal therapists, joined their spiritedly galvanizing forces on "Intention" album, which was released at the end of April 2014 on Projekt. Jaw-dropping cover art by Kancano of…

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At 10:19am on September 6, 2014, John K-N said…

Your reviews are featured on the front page today - in Changing Gears.

At 6:20pm on August 14, 2014, Nina Benjaminsen said…

Hei, and sorry for the slow entering on Rellaxedmachinery.....Things will speed up when the dark season comes along in the north of Norway!

At 6:19am on July 6, 2014, Rum_and_Ale said…

Richard, thank you for your attention! We are glad to be your friends:) By the way, i have been to Bratislava, very lovely! Liza

At 11:06pm on February 28, 2014, Robert Davies said…

Thank You Richard! i hope that all is well with you!

Robert

At 4:11pm on January 14, 2014, Hollan Holmes said…

Thanks for the birthday wishes, my friend!

At 4:24pm on January 11, 2014, eyes cast down said…

Thanks for the birthday wish, Richard! It was a nice studio day, work is rolling along nicely this month! :)

At 11:11am on September 11, 2013, Robert Scott Thompson said…

Thank you for adding me at rM.

At 8:54am on September 4, 2013, John K-N said…

Richard!  You have one of the most popular images in the community today!  The front page has everyone else's in the list!

9 Národný park Malá Fatra - Malá Fatra National Park

Národný park Malá Fatra - Malá Fatra National Park

Added by Richard Gürtler on August 18, 2013

At 6:04am on July 11, 2013, Jose A. said…

Thanks, Richard. Thankfully there's so much great music out there! Take care. Best regards,

Jose A.

At 4:56am on March 31, 2013, Jaja said…

Richard, thank you so much. I hope you will enjoy our cosmic travel : )

 
 
 

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