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About Gunk
Gunk is Randy Wentzel. I started playing and simultaneously recording on my computer using N-Track around 1999. My really early stuff consisted of very simple keyboard melodies accompanied with little guitar bits. I was hooked on recording (in some ways more than playing), and immediately started adding rough vocal tracks using a little stick-on computer mic that wasn’t worth the plastic it was made from. You can hear my earliest song here; just click on the song named G.U.N.K.

Sometime around 2002, my brother and fellow iComp nut (theGranz) gave me a long horned bass guitar and I’ve been using it ever since. I might have stopped playing if it weren’t for that beat up old bass, as I really felt much more comfortable with the bass than I did with the guitar at the time.

With the bass my music switched directions and I started making many more synth, bass and vocal centric songs. I also replaced my old synth with a late 70’s ARP Quartet analog synth (that Matt also gave me). I was starting to get frustrated with N-Track around this time, and I almost stopped making music again, and I was in desperate need of better recording software.


I’m always looking to collaborate, so just message me if you’re interested! I can also be found on MySpace at http://profile.myspace.com/gunkmusic

Software:
Sonoma Wire Work's RiffWorks
PropellerHead's Reason 3

Instruments:
Fender Jazz Bass
Line 6 Variax
Long Horn Bass with big flat wound strings
M-Audio Axiom 25
Violin
Recorder Flute
Dishes, glasses and coins

Interfaces:
PreSonus Firebox, Toneport, Mbox, FastTrack USB (what a great interface!)
A few more, but whatever

Misc:
Cheapy Eurorack Mixer
Audio-Technica AT2020 Condenser Mic
Audio-Technica PRO4L Dynamic Mic (b
M-Audio BX5a powered monitors

Influences:
Legendary Pink Dots, Tear Garden, Gary Numan, Skinny Puppy, Ministry, Pink Floyd, The Black Heart Procession, Radiohead, Project Pitchfork, Funker Vogt, Kraftwerk, Killing Joke, The Pixies, The Melvins, Ween, Slint, Shellac, David Bowie, Guided by Voices, Mr. Bungle, Faith No More, The Meters, Pulp, The Cure, Velvet Acid Christ, Depeche Mode, Melvins, Brian Wilson, Slint, 3-Mile Pilot, Al Green...

Thanks for listening!

Randy (aka Gunk Music / Gunk Band) Gunk!

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Music rss

Title Genre Released Plays
A Take of Two Views Rock Aug 20, 2008 1353
Zamatol Rx Rock Aug 19, 2008 1589
Pinned Again Rock Jun 11, 2008 1205
Greetings from the Moon or Mars Rock May 30, 2008 1445
Fuzzy Ears V2 Rock Mar 17, 2008 1427
Mork n Mindy (updated mix) Collab Rock Nov 28, 2007 2330
Four Other Nov 9, 2007 1364
Three Rock Nov 9, 2007 1343
Two Other Nov 8, 2007 1417
One Rock Nov 8, 2007 1330
The Inside of Your Ear Other Nov 3, 2007 1478
Don't Be a Stranger Other Nov 1, 2007 1340
Mork and Mindy Rock Nov 1, 2007 1491
The Seed Other Jun 25, 2007 1493
Data Flow Other Jun 21, 2007 1431
Pudding Alternative May 27, 2007 1519
Brighter Pits Alternative May 17, 2007 1375
Ride the Fog Alternative May 17, 2007 1494
GunkBot Alternative May 15, 2007 1905
MoreOver Alternative May 13, 2007 1695
She Walked Inside Rock May 13, 2007 2360
Fine Dining Rock May 11, 2007 1586
Llano Rock Feb 16, 2007 1981
Green Valley Ska/Reggae/Dub Feb 16, 2007 1769
Skaggs V2 Collab Industrial Feb 15, 2007 2353
Cooper (Instrumental psychedelia) Rock Feb 14, 2007 1492
Skaggs (Instrumental Version) Industrial Feb 13, 2007 1668
Hwy 116 (please collab!) Rock Feb 13, 2007 1585
Skaggs (rd) Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1902
Glen Ellen Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1848
Oh Seven Alternative Jan 2, 2007 1553
Aircrash Bed Machine Other Nov 30, 2006 1650
Metal Pillow Alternative Sep 7, 2006 2039
Truffle Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1396
In Gear Alternative Sep 5, 2006 1610
War On Terror (thank you) Alternative Aug 31, 2006 1546
Hey Lucy, I'm Home Alternative Aug 26, 2006 1837
Steve Vai Metal Aug 25, 2006 1825
Spiders in Your Mind Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1516
Mortar Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1516
Anex Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1549
Late Night Snack Other Aug 3, 2006 1681
Piano Song Other Aug 3, 2006 2157
Tune It Out Alternative Aug 2, 2006 1784
Turn Out the Lights Rock Aug 1, 2006 2399
Thursday Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1514
Splinter Rock Aug 1, 2006 1674
UnEarthLy Alternative Aug 1, 2006 2054
Cheese and Bitten Ears Inspirational Aug 1, 2006 1835
Punk Crisis Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1651
Fenced In Alternative Jul 28, 2006 2035
Sprouts Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1644
Warning Siren Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1767
Home Studio Setups Jun 27, 2006 4205
An Inner Mind Alternative Jun 22, 2006 1513
I See Green Rock Jun 22, 2006 1791
Tahoe Abducted My Hero Alternative May 24, 2006 1673
Keep Inside Alternative May 24, 2006 1778
Salute to the Machine Terror Bot Alternative May 24, 2006 2506
Born Rock May 23, 2006 1475
From You Alternative May 17, 2006 1516
Last Wave Electronica May 17, 2006 1667
Tree Frog (on the ground) Alternative May 10, 2006 1574
Rogi Other Mar 31, 2006 1752
Praying For You Explicit Alternative Mar 24, 2006 1809
Down to the Top Rock Mar 24, 2006 1732
G.U.N.K. Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1853
For the Love of Humans Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1876
Taxes Alternative Mar 22, 2006 1685
El Ojo Hermoso (The Beautiful Eye) Other Mar 22, 2006 2000
Sleep In Other Mar 4, 2006 1693
Fuzzy Ears Rock Feb 24, 2006 1689
Clash of the Titans! Rock Feb 23, 2006 1631
Grrrr Other Feb 16, 2006 1575
Islands Rock Feb 16, 2006 1573
Dancing Poodle Rock Feb 15, 2006 3363
Judge Me Not Alternative Feb 15, 2006 1585
Never Looking Up Alternative Feb 14, 2006 1670
Eleanor Other Feb 14, 2006 1666
A Walk in the Dark Alternative Feb 13, 2006 1949
Freak Show Rock Feb 10, 2006 1648
Binary Love Rock Feb 10, 2006 1790
Truckstop Rodeo Rock Feb 10, 2006 2057
W3E Remix Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1629
From a Cloud Alternative Feb 9, 2006 2529
Lunch Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1720
An Idiot's Mind Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1943
Hot Dogs Collab Rock Feb 9, 2006 2964
Fencing Accident Rock Feb 8, 2006 2265
For Real Rock Feb 8, 2006 1710
Mob Attack Other Jan 13, 2006 2035
Felt Tip Marker Other Jan 13, 2006 2759
Chants Alternative Jan 13, 2006 2427

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Gunk-collab Hwy116 Rock Feb 14, 2007 1752
Midnight Drive (Music Vid) Music Videos Oct 8, 2006 5109
Late Night Snack Alternative Aug 23, 2006 2210

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