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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 1292
Zamatol Rx Rock Aug 19, 2008 1493
Pinned Again Rock Jun 11, 2008 1163
Greetings from the Moon or Mars Rock May 30, 2008 1393
Fuzzy Ears V2 Rock Mar 17, 2008 1398
Mork n Mindy (updated mix) Collab Rock Nov 28, 2007 2249
Four Other Nov 9, 2007 1327
Three Rock Nov 9, 2007 1291
Two Other Nov 8, 2007 1382
One Rock Nov 8, 2007 1283
The Inside of Your Ear Other Nov 3, 2007 1439
Don't Be a Stranger Other Nov 1, 2007 1296
Mork and Mindy Rock Nov 1, 2007 1428
The Seed Other Jun 25, 2007 1458
Data Flow Other Jun 21, 2007 1399
Pudding Alternative May 27, 2007 1479
Brighter Pits Alternative May 17, 2007 1336
Ride the Fog Alternative May 17, 2007 1456
GunkBot Alternative May 15, 2007 1869
MoreOver Alternative May 13, 2007 1638
She Walked Inside Rock May 13, 2007 2244
Fine Dining Rock May 11, 2007 1552
Llano Rock Feb 16, 2007 1925
Green Valley Ska/Reggae/Dub Feb 16, 2007 1616
Skaggs V2 Collab Industrial Feb 15, 2007 2199
Cooper (Instrumental psychedelia) Rock Feb 14, 2007 1444
Skaggs (Instrumental Version) Industrial Feb 13, 2007 1628
Hwy 116 (please collab!) Rock Feb 13, 2007 1545
Skaggs (rd) Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1852
Glen Ellen Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1794
Oh Seven Alternative Jan 2, 2007 1508
Aircrash Bed Machine Other Nov 30, 2006 1602
Metal Pillow Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1951
Truffle Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1351
In Gear Alternative Sep 5, 2006 1548
War On Terror (thank you) Alternative Aug 31, 2006 1479
Hey Lucy, I'm Home Alternative Aug 26, 2006 1788
Steve Vai Metal Aug 25, 2006 1762
Spiders in Your Mind Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1474
Mortar Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1480
Anex Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1508
Late Night Snack Other Aug 3, 2006 1626
Piano Song Other Aug 3, 2006 2085
Tune It Out Alternative Aug 2, 2006 1727
Turn Out the Lights Rock Aug 1, 2006 2333
Thursday Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1478
Splinter Rock Aug 1, 2006 1631
UnEarthLy Alternative Aug 1, 2006 2006
Cheese and Bitten Ears Inspirational Aug 1, 2006 1792
Punk Crisis Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1592
Fenced In Alternative Jul 28, 2006 1956
Sprouts Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1590
Warning Siren Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1710
Home Studio Setups Jun 27, 2006 4160
An Inner Mind Alternative Jun 22, 2006 1459
I See Green Rock Jun 22, 2006 1718
Tahoe Abducted My Hero Alternative May 24, 2006 1627
Keep Inside Alternative May 24, 2006 1734
Salute to the Machine Terror Bot Alternative May 24, 2006 2430
Born Rock May 23, 2006 1435
From You Alternative May 17, 2006 1470
Last Wave Electronica May 17, 2006 1617
Tree Frog (on the ground) Alternative May 10, 2006 1540
Rogi Other Mar 31, 2006 1705
Praying For You Explicit Alternative Mar 24, 2006 1763
Down to the Top Rock Mar 24, 2006 1682
G.U.N.K. Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1801
For the Love of Humans Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1823
Taxes Alternative Mar 22, 2006 1633
El Ojo Hermoso (The Beautiful Eye) Other Mar 22, 2006 1924
Sleep In Other Mar 4, 2006 1600
Fuzzy Ears Rock Feb 24, 2006 1651
Clash of the Titans! Rock Feb 23, 2006 1584
Grrrr Other Feb 16, 2006 1546
Islands Rock Feb 16, 2006 1526
Dancing Poodle Rock Feb 15, 2006 3283
Judge Me Not Alternative Feb 15, 2006 1543
Never Looking Up Alternative Feb 14, 2006 1621
Eleanor Other Feb 14, 2006 1631
A Walk in the Dark Alternative Feb 13, 2006 1805
Freak Show Rock Feb 10, 2006 1522
Binary Love Rock Feb 10, 2006 1756
Truckstop Rodeo Rock Feb 10, 2006 2005
W3E Remix Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1590
From a Cloud Alternative Feb 9, 2006 2457
Lunch Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1677
An Idiot's Mind Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1889
Hot Dogs Collab Rock Feb 9, 2006 2885
Fencing Accident Rock Feb 8, 2006 2199
For Real Rock Feb 8, 2006 1656
Mob Attack Other Jan 13, 2006 1988
Felt Tip Marker Other Jan 13, 2006 2674
Chants Alternative Jan 13, 2006 2354

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Gunk-collab Hwy116 Rock Feb 14, 2007 1680
Midnight Drive (Music Vid) Music Videos Oct 8, 2006 4731
Late Night Snack Alternative Aug 23, 2006 2103

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