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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 1166
Zamatol Rx Rock Aug 19, 2008 1336
Pinned Again Rock Jun 11, 2008 1092
Greetings from the Moon or Mars Rock May 30, 2008 1248
Fuzzy Ears V2 Rock Mar 17, 2008 1319
Mork n Mindy (updated mix) Collab Rock Nov 28, 2007 2068
Four Other Nov 9, 2007 1268
Three Rock Nov 9, 2007 1226
Two Other Nov 8, 2007 1314
One Rock Nov 8, 2007 1226
The Inside of Your Ear Other Nov 3, 2007 1351
Don't Be a Stranger Other Nov 1, 2007 1218
Mork and Mindy Rock Nov 1, 2007 1342
The Seed Other Jun 25, 2007 1381
Data Flow Other Jun 21, 2007 1325
Pudding Alternative May 27, 2007 1391
Brighter Pits Alternative May 17, 2007 1272
Ride the Fog Alternative May 17, 2007 1381
GunkBot Alternative May 15, 2007 1791
MoreOver Alternative May 13, 2007 1563
She Walked Inside Rock May 13, 2007 1957
Fine Dining Rock May 11, 2007 1434
Llano Rock Feb 16, 2007 1796
Green Valley Ska/Reggae/Dub Feb 16, 2007 1512
Skaggs V2 Collab Industrial Feb 15, 2007 1977
Cooper (Instrumental psychedelia) Rock Feb 14, 2007 1350
Skaggs (Instrumental Version) Industrial Feb 13, 2007 1546
Hwy 116 (please collab!) Rock Feb 13, 2007 1466
Skaggs (rd) Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1745
Glen Ellen Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1678
Oh Seven Alternative Jan 2, 2007 1422
Aircrash Bed Machine Other Nov 30, 2006 1532
Metal Pillow Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1829
Truffle Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1285
In Gear Alternative Sep 5, 2006 1460
War On Terror (thank you) Alternative Aug 31, 2006 1395
Hey Lucy, I'm Home Alternative Aug 26, 2006 1612
Steve Vai Metal Aug 25, 2006 1686
Spiders in Your Mind Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1411
Mortar Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1378
Anex Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1430
Late Night Snack Other Aug 3, 2006 1543
Piano Song Other Aug 3, 2006 1939
Tune It Out Alternative Aug 2, 2006 1627
Turn Out the Lights Rock Aug 1, 2006 2160
Thursday Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1406
Splinter Rock Aug 1, 2006 1538
UnEarthLy Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1884
Cheese and Bitten Ears Inspirational Aug 1, 2006 1657
Punk Crisis Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1502
Fenced In Alternative Jul 28, 2006 1845
Sprouts Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1500
Warning Siren Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1612
Home Studio Setups Jun 27, 2006 4084
An Inner Mind Alternative Jun 22, 2006 1367
I See Green Rock Jun 22, 2006 1588
Tahoe Abducted My Hero Alternative May 24, 2006 1550
Keep Inside Alternative May 24, 2006 1639
Salute to the Machine Terror Bot Alternative May 24, 2006 2210
Born Rock May 23, 2006 1354
From You Alternative May 17, 2006 1384
Last Wave Electronica May 17, 2006 1541
Tree Frog (on the ground) Alternative May 10, 2006 1432
Rogi Other Mar 31, 2006 1616
Praying For You Explicit Alternative Mar 24, 2006 1680
Down to the Top Rock Mar 24, 2006 1605
G.U.N.K. Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1712
For the Love of Humans Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1745
Taxes Alternative Mar 22, 2006 1561
El Ojo Hermoso (The Beautiful Eye) Other Mar 22, 2006 1834
Sleep In Other Mar 4, 2006 1487
Fuzzy Ears Rock Feb 24, 2006 1528
Clash of the Titans! Rock Feb 23, 2006 1517
Grrrr Other Feb 16, 2006 1468
Islands Rock Feb 16, 2006 1444
Dancing Poodle Rock Feb 15, 2006 3083
Judge Me Not Alternative Feb 15, 2006 1470
Never Looking Up Alternative Feb 14, 2006 1530
Eleanor Other Feb 14, 2006 1559
A Walk in the Dark Alternative Feb 13, 2006 1697
Freak Show Rock Feb 10, 2006 1426
Binary Love Rock Feb 10, 2006 1638
Truckstop Rodeo Rock Feb 10, 2006 1893
W3E Remix Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1502
From a Cloud Alternative Feb 9, 2006 2262
Lunch Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1613
An Idiot's Mind Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1786
Hot Dogs Collab Rock Feb 9, 2006 2709
Fencing Accident Rock Feb 8, 2006 2060
For Real Rock Feb 8, 2006 1551
Mob Attack Other Jan 13, 2006 1869
Felt Tip Marker Other Jan 13, 2006 2506
Chants Alternative Jan 13, 2006 2178

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Gunk-collab Hwy116 Rock Feb 14, 2007 1561
Midnight Drive (Music Vid) Music Videos Oct 8, 2006 4239
Late Night Snack Alternative Aug 23, 2006 1856

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