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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 1244
Zamatol Rx Rock Aug 19, 2008 1442
Pinned Again Rock Jun 11, 2008 1146
Greetings from the Moon or Mars Rock May 30, 2008 1315
Fuzzy Ears V2 Rock Mar 17, 2008 1372
Mork n Mindy (updated mix) Collab Rock Nov 28, 2007 2158
Four Other Nov 9, 2007 1309
Three Rock Nov 9, 2007 1272
Two Other Nov 8, 2007 1365
One Rock Nov 8, 2007 1262
The Inside of Your Ear Other Nov 3, 2007 1405
Don't Be a Stranger Other Nov 1, 2007 1274
Mork and Mindy Rock Nov 1, 2007 1399
The Seed Other Jun 25, 2007 1437
Data Flow Other Jun 21, 2007 1383
Pudding Alternative May 27, 2007 1447
Brighter Pits Alternative May 17, 2007 1317
Ride the Fog Alternative May 17, 2007 1433
GunkBot Alternative May 15, 2007 1844
MoreOver Alternative May 13, 2007 1606
She Walked Inside Rock May 13, 2007 2174
Fine Dining Rock May 11, 2007 1521
Llano Rock Feb 16, 2007 1885
Green Valley Ska/Reggae/Dub Feb 16, 2007 1556
Skaggs V2 Collab Industrial Feb 15, 2007 2078
Cooper (Instrumental psychedelia) Rock Feb 14, 2007 1407
Skaggs (Instrumental Version) Industrial Feb 13, 2007 1604
Hwy 116 (please collab!) Rock Feb 13, 2007 1515
Skaggs (rd) Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1809
Glen Ellen Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1756
Oh Seven Alternative Jan 2, 2007 1477
Aircrash Bed Machine Other Nov 30, 2006 1575
Metal Pillow Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1897
Truffle Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1326
In Gear Alternative Sep 5, 2006 1508
War On Terror (thank you) Alternative Aug 31, 2006 1446
Hey Lucy, I'm Home Alternative Aug 26, 2006 1741
Steve Vai Metal Aug 25, 2006 1740
Spiders in Your Mind Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1461
Mortar Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1442
Anex Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1482
Late Night Snack Other Aug 3, 2006 1599
Piano Song Other Aug 3, 2006 2007
Tune It Out Alternative Aug 2, 2006 1691
Turn Out the Lights Rock Aug 1, 2006 2245
Thursday Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1460
Splinter Rock Aug 1, 2006 1599
UnEarthLy Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1958
Cheese and Bitten Ears Inspirational Aug 1, 2006 1718
Punk Crisis Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1561
Fenced In Alternative Jul 28, 2006 1907
Sprouts Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1564
Warning Siren Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1672
Home Studio Setups Jun 27, 2006 4128
An Inner Mind Alternative Jun 22, 2006 1418
I See Green Rock Jun 22, 2006 1668
Tahoe Abducted My Hero Alternative May 24, 2006 1605
Keep Inside Alternative May 24, 2006 1693
Salute to the Machine Terror Bot Alternative May 24, 2006 2334
Born Rock May 23, 2006 1409
From You Alternative May 17, 2006 1434
Last Wave Electronica May 17, 2006 1592
Tree Frog (on the ground) Alternative May 10, 2006 1477
Rogi Other Mar 31, 2006 1675
Praying For You Explicit Alternative Mar 24, 2006 1743
Down to the Top Rock Mar 24, 2006 1660
G.U.N.K. Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1774
For the Love of Humans Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1803
Taxes Alternative Mar 22, 2006 1608
El Ojo Hermoso (The Beautiful Eye) Other Mar 22, 2006 1892
Sleep In Other Mar 4, 2006 1541
Fuzzy Ears Rock Feb 24, 2006 1579
Clash of the Titans! Rock Feb 23, 2006 1564
Grrrr Other Feb 16, 2006 1528
Islands Rock Feb 16, 2006 1499
Dancing Poodle Rock Feb 15, 2006 3220
Judge Me Not Alternative Feb 15, 2006 1518
Never Looking Up Alternative Feb 14, 2006 1590
Eleanor Other Feb 14, 2006 1612
A Walk in the Dark Alternative Feb 13, 2006 1748
Freak Show Rock Feb 10, 2006 1480
Binary Love Rock Feb 10, 2006 1715
Truckstop Rodeo Rock Feb 10, 2006 1967
W3E Remix Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1565
From a Cloud Alternative Feb 9, 2006 2381
Lunch Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1664
An Idiot's Mind Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1851
Hot Dogs Collab Rock Feb 9, 2006 2795
Fencing Accident Rock Feb 8, 2006 2142
For Real Rock Feb 8, 2006 1618
Mob Attack Other Jan 13, 2006 1930
Felt Tip Marker Other Jan 13, 2006 2588
Chants Alternative Jan 13, 2006 2254

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Gunk-collab Hwy116 Rock Feb 14, 2007 1638
Midnight Drive (Music Vid) Music Videos Oct 8, 2006 4498
Late Night Snack Alternative Aug 23, 2006 2010

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