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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 1140
Zamatol Rx Rock Aug 19, 2008 1309
Pinned Again Rock Jun 11, 2008 1070
Greetings from the Moon or Mars Rock May 30, 2008 1226
Fuzzy Ears V2 Rock Mar 17, 2008 1294
Mork n Mindy (updated mix) Collab Rock Nov 28, 2007 2041
Four Other Nov 9, 2007 1247
Three Rock Nov 9, 2007 1206
Two Other Nov 8, 2007 1291
One Rock Nov 8, 2007 1207
The Inside of Your Ear Other Nov 3, 2007 1324
Don't Be a Stranger Other Nov 1, 2007 1199
Mork and Mindy Rock Nov 1, 2007 1314
The Seed Other Jun 25, 2007 1357
Data Flow Other Jun 21, 2007 1302
Pudding Alternative May 27, 2007 1371
Brighter Pits Alternative May 17, 2007 1245
Ride the Fog Alternative May 17, 2007 1361
GunkBot Alternative May 15, 2007 1766
MoreOver Alternative May 13, 2007 1537
She Walked Inside Rock May 13, 2007 1901
Fine Dining Rock May 11, 2007 1407
Llano Rock Feb 16, 2007 1777
Green Valley Ska/Reggae/Dub Feb 16, 2007 1491
Skaggs V2 Collab Industrial Feb 15, 2007 1938
Cooper (Instrumental psychedelia) Rock Feb 14, 2007 1329
Skaggs (Instrumental Version) Industrial Feb 13, 2007 1527
Hwy 116 (please collab!) Rock Feb 13, 2007 1438
Skaggs (rd) Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1718
Glen Ellen Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1648
Oh Seven Alternative Jan 2, 2007 1403
Aircrash Bed Machine Other Nov 30, 2006 1507
Metal Pillow Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1805
Truffle Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1265
In Gear Alternative Sep 5, 2006 1435
War On Terror (thank you) Alternative Aug 31, 2006 1371
Hey Lucy, I'm Home Alternative Aug 26, 2006 1575
Steve Vai Metal Aug 25, 2006 1667
Spiders in Your Mind Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1385
Mortar Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1355
Anex Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1409
Late Night Snack Other Aug 3, 2006 1519
Piano Song Other Aug 3, 2006 1915
Tune It Out Alternative Aug 2, 2006 1607
Turn Out the Lights Rock Aug 1, 2006 2130
Thursday Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1386
Splinter Rock Aug 1, 2006 1514
UnEarthLy Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1848
Cheese and Bitten Ears Inspirational Aug 1, 2006 1628
Punk Crisis Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1476
Fenced In Alternative Jul 28, 2006 1817
Sprouts Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1480
Warning Siren Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1584
Home Studio Setups Jun 27, 2006 4064
An Inner Mind Alternative Jun 22, 2006 1347
I See Green Rock Jun 22, 2006 1564
Tahoe Abducted My Hero Alternative May 24, 2006 1527
Keep Inside Alternative May 24, 2006 1620
Salute to the Machine Terror Bot Alternative May 24, 2006 2174
Born Rock May 23, 2006 1332
From You Alternative May 17, 2006 1359
Last Wave Electronica May 17, 2006 1518
Tree Frog (on the ground) Alternative May 10, 2006 1416
Rogi Other Mar 31, 2006 1595
Praying For You Explicit Alternative Mar 24, 2006 1656
Down to the Top Rock Mar 24, 2006 1577
G.U.N.K. Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1690
For the Love of Humans Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1721
Taxes Alternative Mar 22, 2006 1537
El Ojo Hermoso (The Beautiful Eye) Other Mar 22, 2006 1812
Sleep In Other Mar 4, 2006 1463
Fuzzy Ears Rock Feb 24, 2006 1507
Clash of the Titans! Rock Feb 23, 2006 1497
Grrrr Other Feb 16, 2006 1451
Islands Rock Feb 16, 2006 1422
Dancing Poodle Rock Feb 15, 2006 3045
Judge Me Not Alternative Feb 15, 2006 1450
Never Looking Up Alternative Feb 14, 2006 1504
Eleanor Other Feb 14, 2006 1536
A Walk in the Dark Alternative Feb 13, 2006 1674
Freak Show Rock Feb 10, 2006 1405
Binary Love Rock Feb 10, 2006 1623
Truckstop Rodeo Rock Feb 10, 2006 1873
W3E Remix Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1480
From a Cloud Alternative Feb 9, 2006 2213
Lunch Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1590
An Idiot's Mind Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1756
Hot Dogs Collab Rock Feb 9, 2006 2680
Fencing Accident Rock Feb 8, 2006 2038
For Real Rock Feb 8, 2006 1527
Mob Attack Other Jan 13, 2006 1845
Felt Tip Marker Other Jan 13, 2006 2478
Chants Alternative Jan 13, 2006 2135

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Gunk-collab Hwy116 Rock Feb 14, 2007 1510
Midnight Drive (Music Vid) Music Videos Oct 8, 2006 4141
Late Night Snack Alternative Aug 23, 2006 1800

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