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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 1143
Zamatol Rx Rock Aug 19, 2008 1311
Pinned Again Rock Jun 11, 2008 1074
Greetings from the Moon or Mars Rock May 30, 2008 1230
Fuzzy Ears V2 Rock Mar 17, 2008 1298
Mork n Mindy (updated mix) Collab Rock Nov 28, 2007 2046
Four Other Nov 9, 2007 1250
Three Rock Nov 9, 2007 1211
Two Other Nov 8, 2007 1295
One Rock Nov 8, 2007 1210
The Inside of Your Ear Other Nov 3, 2007 1328
Don't Be a Stranger Other Nov 1, 2007 1201
Mork and Mindy Rock Nov 1, 2007 1319
The Seed Other Jun 25, 2007 1360
Data Flow Other Jun 21, 2007 1304
Pudding Alternative May 27, 2007 1373
Brighter Pits Alternative May 17, 2007 1249
Ride the Fog Alternative May 17, 2007 1364
GunkBot Alternative May 15, 2007 1771
MoreOver Alternative May 13, 2007 1542
She Walked Inside Rock May 13, 2007 1908
Fine Dining Rock May 11, 2007 1412
Llano Rock Feb 16, 2007 1781
Green Valley Ska/Reggae/Dub Feb 16, 2007 1494
Skaggs V2 Collab Industrial Feb 15, 2007 1945
Cooper (Instrumental psychedelia) Rock Feb 14, 2007 1331
Skaggs (Instrumental Version) Industrial Feb 13, 2007 1528
Hwy 116 (please collab!) Rock Feb 13, 2007 1442
Skaggs (rd) Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1723
Glen Ellen Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1651
Oh Seven Alternative Jan 2, 2007 1406
Aircrash Bed Machine Other Nov 30, 2006 1511
Metal Pillow Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1807
Truffle Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1271
In Gear Alternative Sep 5, 2006 1436
War On Terror (thank you) Alternative Aug 31, 2006 1375
Hey Lucy, I'm Home Alternative Aug 26, 2006 1578
Steve Vai Metal Aug 25, 2006 1670
Spiders in Your Mind Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1387
Mortar Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1359
Anex Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1412
Late Night Snack Other Aug 3, 2006 1522
Piano Song Other Aug 3, 2006 1921
Tune It Out Alternative Aug 2, 2006 1610
Turn Out the Lights Rock Aug 1, 2006 2135
Thursday Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1388
Splinter Rock Aug 1, 2006 1516
UnEarthLy Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1854
Cheese and Bitten Ears Inspirational Aug 1, 2006 1631
Punk Crisis Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1481
Fenced In Alternative Jul 28, 2006 1823
Sprouts Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1481
Warning Siren Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1587
Home Studio Setups Jun 27, 2006 4067
An Inner Mind Alternative Jun 22, 2006 1352
I See Green Rock Jun 22, 2006 1571
Tahoe Abducted My Hero Alternative May 24, 2006 1529
Keep Inside Alternative May 24, 2006 1624
Salute to the Machine Terror Bot Alternative May 24, 2006 2179
Born Rock May 23, 2006 1334
From You Alternative May 17, 2006 1361
Last Wave Electronica May 17, 2006 1522
Tree Frog (on the ground) Alternative May 10, 2006 1418
Rogi Other Mar 31, 2006 1599
Praying For You Explicit Alternative Mar 24, 2006 1660
Down to the Top Rock Mar 24, 2006 1580
G.U.N.K. Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1695
For the Love of Humans Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1723
Taxes Alternative Mar 22, 2006 1539
El Ojo Hermoso (The Beautiful Eye) Other Mar 22, 2006 1817
Sleep In Other Mar 4, 2006 1466
Fuzzy Ears Rock Feb 24, 2006 1509
Clash of the Titans! Rock Feb 23, 2006 1501
Grrrr Other Feb 16, 2006 1455
Islands Rock Feb 16, 2006 1424
Dancing Poodle Rock Feb 15, 2006 3051
Judge Me Not Alternative Feb 15, 2006 1454
Never Looking Up Alternative Feb 14, 2006 1509
Eleanor Other Feb 14, 2006 1538
A Walk in the Dark Alternative Feb 13, 2006 1677
Freak Show Rock Feb 10, 2006 1407
Binary Love Rock Feb 10, 2006 1625
Truckstop Rodeo Rock Feb 10, 2006 1876
W3E Remix Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1484
From a Cloud Alternative Feb 9, 2006 2231
Lunch Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1595
An Idiot's Mind Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1759
Hot Dogs Collab Rock Feb 9, 2006 2686
Fencing Accident Rock Feb 8, 2006 2042
For Real Rock Feb 8, 2006 1531
Mob Attack Other Jan 13, 2006 1848
Felt Tip Marker Other Jan 13, 2006 2482
Chants Alternative Jan 13, 2006 2138

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Gunk-collab Hwy116 Rock Feb 14, 2007 1523
Midnight Drive (Music Vid) Music Videos Oct 8, 2006 4161
Late Night Snack Alternative Aug 23, 2006 1806

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