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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 1177
Zamatol Rx Rock Aug 19, 2008 1352
Pinned Again Rock Jun 11, 2008 1104
Greetings from the Moon or Mars Rock May 30, 2008 1260
Fuzzy Ears V2 Rock Mar 17, 2008 1329
Mork n Mindy (updated mix) Collab Rock Nov 28, 2007 2081
Four Other Nov 9, 2007 1275
Three Rock Nov 9, 2007 1235
Two Other Nov 8, 2007 1324
One Rock Nov 8, 2007 1233
The Inside of Your Ear Other Nov 3, 2007 1364
Don't Be a Stranger Other Nov 1, 2007 1228
Mork and Mindy Rock Nov 1, 2007 1353
The Seed Other Jun 25, 2007 1393
Data Flow Other Jun 21, 2007 1336
Pudding Alternative May 27, 2007 1402
Brighter Pits Alternative May 17, 2007 1282
Ride the Fog Alternative May 17, 2007 1393
GunkBot Alternative May 15, 2007 1806
MoreOver Alternative May 13, 2007 1573
She Walked Inside Rock May 13, 2007 2013
Fine Dining Rock May 11, 2007 1450
Llano Rock Feb 16, 2007 1809
Green Valley Ska/Reggae/Dub Feb 16, 2007 1520
Skaggs V2 Collab Industrial Feb 15, 2007 1991
Cooper (Instrumental psychedelia) Rock Feb 14, 2007 1368
Skaggs (Instrumental Version) Industrial Feb 13, 2007 1559
Hwy 116 (please collab!) Rock Feb 13, 2007 1478
Skaggs (rd) Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1760
Glen Ellen Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1689
Oh Seven Alternative Jan 2, 2007 1432
Aircrash Bed Machine Other Nov 30, 2006 1544
Metal Pillow Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1844
Truffle Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1294
In Gear Alternative Sep 5, 2006 1469
War On Terror (thank you) Alternative Aug 31, 2006 1402
Hey Lucy, I'm Home Alternative Aug 26, 2006 1637
Steve Vai Metal Aug 25, 2006 1696
Spiders in Your Mind Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1421
Mortar Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1387
Anex Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1444
Late Night Snack Other Aug 3, 2006 1552
Piano Song Other Aug 3, 2006 1948
Tune It Out Alternative Aug 2, 2006 1637
Turn Out the Lights Rock Aug 1, 2006 2175
Thursday Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1415
Splinter Rock Aug 1, 2006 1549
UnEarthLy Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1896
Cheese and Bitten Ears Inspirational Aug 1, 2006 1671
Punk Crisis Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1520
Fenced In Alternative Jul 28, 2006 1857
Sprouts Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1513
Warning Siren Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1624
Home Studio Setups Jun 27, 2006 4094
An Inner Mind Alternative Jun 22, 2006 1376
I See Green Rock Jun 22, 2006 1600
Tahoe Abducted My Hero Alternative May 24, 2006 1558
Keep Inside Alternative May 24, 2006 1652
Salute to the Machine Terror Bot Alternative May 24, 2006 2225
Born Rock May 23, 2006 1363
From You Alternative May 17, 2006 1391
Last Wave Electronica May 17, 2006 1555
Tree Frog (on the ground) Alternative May 10, 2006 1439
Rogi Other Mar 31, 2006 1628
Praying For You Explicit Alternative Mar 24, 2006 1692
Down to the Top Rock Mar 24, 2006 1614
G.U.N.K. Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1724
For the Love of Humans Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1756
Taxes Alternative Mar 22, 2006 1570
El Ojo Hermoso (The Beautiful Eye) Other Mar 22, 2006 1844
Sleep In Other Mar 4, 2006 1499
Fuzzy Ears Rock Feb 24, 2006 1538
Clash of the Titans! Rock Feb 23, 2006 1528
Grrrr Other Feb 16, 2006 1479
Islands Rock Feb 16, 2006 1456
Dancing Poodle Rock Feb 15, 2006 3105
Judge Me Not Alternative Feb 15, 2006 1478
Never Looking Up Alternative Feb 14, 2006 1549
Eleanor Other Feb 14, 2006 1569
A Walk in the Dark Alternative Feb 13, 2006 1705
Freak Show Rock Feb 10, 2006 1436
Binary Love Rock Feb 10, 2006 1647
Truckstop Rodeo Rock Feb 10, 2006 1906
W3E Remix Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1512
From a Cloud Alternative Feb 9, 2006 2280
Lunch Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1622
An Idiot's Mind Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1797
Hot Dogs Collab Rock Feb 9, 2006 2719
Fencing Accident Rock Feb 8, 2006 2076
For Real Rock Feb 8, 2006 1566
Mob Attack Other Jan 13, 2006 1886
Felt Tip Marker Other Jan 13, 2006 2524
Chants Alternative Jan 13, 2006 2188

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Gunk-collab Hwy116 Rock Feb 14, 2007 1571
Midnight Drive (Music Vid) Music Videos Oct 8, 2006 4280
Late Night Snack Alternative Aug 23, 2006 1879

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