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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 1150
Zamatol Rx Rock Aug 19, 2008 1318
Pinned Again Rock Jun 11, 2008 1079
Greetings from the Moon or Mars Rock May 30, 2008 1236
Fuzzy Ears V2 Rock Mar 17, 2008 1307
Mork n Mindy (updated mix) Collab Rock Nov 28, 2007 2053
Four Other Nov 9, 2007 1257
Three Rock Nov 9, 2007 1214
Two Other Nov 8, 2007 1299
One Rock Nov 8, 2007 1215
The Inside of Your Ear Other Nov 3, 2007 1334
Don't Be a Stranger Other Nov 1, 2007 1208
Mork and Mindy Rock Nov 1, 2007 1325
The Seed Other Jun 25, 2007 1366
Data Flow Other Jun 21, 2007 1312
Pudding Alternative May 27, 2007 1378
Brighter Pits Alternative May 17, 2007 1257
Ride the Fog Alternative May 17, 2007 1368
GunkBot Alternative May 15, 2007 1776
MoreOver Alternative May 13, 2007 1550
She Walked Inside Rock May 13, 2007 1924
Fine Dining Rock May 11, 2007 1419
Llano Rock Feb 16, 2007 1785
Green Valley Ska/Reggae/Dub Feb 16, 2007 1499
Skaggs V2 Collab Industrial Feb 15, 2007 1956
Cooper (Instrumental psychedelia) Rock Feb 14, 2007 1336
Skaggs (Instrumental Version) Industrial Feb 13, 2007 1535
Hwy 116 (please collab!) Rock Feb 13, 2007 1450
Skaggs (rd) Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1729
Glen Ellen Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1658
Oh Seven Alternative Jan 2, 2007 1411
Aircrash Bed Machine Other Nov 30, 2006 1518
Metal Pillow Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1815
Truffle Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1276
In Gear Alternative Sep 5, 2006 1442
War On Terror (thank you) Alternative Aug 31, 2006 1379
Hey Lucy, I'm Home Alternative Aug 26, 2006 1583
Steve Vai Metal Aug 25, 2006 1674
Spiders in Your Mind Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1395
Mortar Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1365
Anex Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1418
Late Night Snack Other Aug 3, 2006 1530
Piano Song Other Aug 3, 2006 1925
Tune It Out Alternative Aug 2, 2006 1614
Turn Out the Lights Rock Aug 1, 2006 2143
Thursday Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1393
Splinter Rock Aug 1, 2006 1523
UnEarthLy Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1862
Cheese and Bitten Ears Inspirational Aug 1, 2006 1639
Punk Crisis Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1486
Fenced In Alternative Jul 28, 2006 1829
Sprouts Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1486
Warning Siren Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1597
Home Studio Setups Jun 27, 2006 4071
An Inner Mind Alternative Jun 22, 2006 1355
I See Green Rock Jun 22, 2006 1577
Tahoe Abducted My Hero Alternative May 24, 2006 1538
Keep Inside Alternative May 24, 2006 1629
Salute to the Machine Terror Bot Alternative May 24, 2006 2190
Born Rock May 23, 2006 1341
From You Alternative May 17, 2006 1369
Last Wave Electronica May 17, 2006 1526
Tree Frog (on the ground) Alternative May 10, 2006 1419
Rogi Other Mar 31, 2006 1603
Praying For You Explicit Alternative Mar 24, 2006 1666
Down to the Top Rock Mar 24, 2006 1590
G.U.N.K. Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1701
For the Love of Humans Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1730
Taxes Alternative Mar 22, 2006 1546
El Ojo Hermoso (The Beautiful Eye) Other Mar 22, 2006 1824
Sleep In Other Mar 4, 2006 1471
Fuzzy Ears Rock Feb 24, 2006 1515
Clash of the Titans! Rock Feb 23, 2006 1505
Grrrr Other Feb 16, 2006 1459
Islands Rock Feb 16, 2006 1429
Dancing Poodle Rock Feb 15, 2006 3058
Judge Me Not Alternative Feb 15, 2006 1460
Never Looking Up Alternative Feb 14, 2006 1514
Eleanor Other Feb 14, 2006 1546
A Walk in the Dark Alternative Feb 13, 2006 1683
Freak Show Rock Feb 10, 2006 1412
Binary Love Rock Feb 10, 2006 1628
Truckstop Rodeo Rock Feb 10, 2006 1882
W3E Remix Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1489
From a Cloud Alternative Feb 9, 2006 2239
Lunch Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1604
An Idiot's Mind Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1767
Hot Dogs Collab Rock Feb 9, 2006 2693
Fencing Accident Rock Feb 8, 2006 2046
For Real Rock Feb 8, 2006 1535
Mob Attack Other Jan 13, 2006 1854
Felt Tip Marker Other Jan 13, 2006 2489
Chants Alternative Jan 13, 2006 2145

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Gunk-collab Hwy116 Rock Feb 14, 2007 1545
Midnight Drive (Music Vid) Music Videos Oct 8, 2006 4187
Late Night Snack Alternative Aug 23, 2006 1820

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