Biography

image

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!

News rss

Music rss

Title Genre Released Plays
A Take of Two Views Rock Aug 20, 2008 1169
Zamatol Rx Rock Aug 19, 2008 1342
Pinned Again Rock Jun 11, 2008 1094
Greetings from the Moon or Mars Rock May 30, 2008 1253
Fuzzy Ears V2 Rock Mar 17, 2008 1321
Mork n Mindy (updated mix) Collab Rock Nov 28, 2007 2074
Four Other Nov 9, 2007 1269
Three Rock Nov 9, 2007 1228
Two Other Nov 8, 2007 1316
One Rock Nov 8, 2007 1228
The Inside of Your Ear Other Nov 3, 2007 1355
Don't Be a Stranger Other Nov 1, 2007 1220
Mork and Mindy Rock Nov 1, 2007 1344
The Seed Other Jun 25, 2007 1385
Data Flow Other Jun 21, 2007 1328
Pudding Alternative May 27, 2007 1393
Brighter Pits Alternative May 17, 2007 1273
Ride the Fog Alternative May 17, 2007 1383
GunkBot Alternative May 15, 2007 1796
MoreOver Alternative May 13, 2007 1566
She Walked Inside Rock May 13, 2007 1964
Fine Dining Rock May 11, 2007 1438
Llano Rock Feb 16, 2007 1800
Green Valley Ska/Reggae/Dub Feb 16, 2007 1515
Skaggs V2 Collab Industrial Feb 15, 2007 1982
Cooper (Instrumental psychedelia) Rock Feb 14, 2007 1356
Skaggs (Instrumental Version) Industrial Feb 13, 2007 1548
Hwy 116 (please collab!) Rock Feb 13, 2007 1468
Skaggs (rd) Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1749
Glen Ellen Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1681
Oh Seven Alternative Jan 2, 2007 1425
Aircrash Bed Machine Other Nov 30, 2006 1536
Metal Pillow Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1831
Truffle Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1288
In Gear Alternative Sep 5, 2006 1461
War On Terror (thank you) Alternative Aug 31, 2006 1397
Hey Lucy, I'm Home Alternative Aug 26, 2006 1619
Steve Vai Metal Aug 25, 2006 1689
Spiders in Your Mind Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1414
Mortar Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1382
Anex Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1434
Late Night Snack Other Aug 3, 2006 1544
Piano Song Other Aug 3, 2006 1941
Tune It Out Alternative Aug 2, 2006 1629
Turn Out the Lights Rock Aug 1, 2006 2167
Thursday Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1407
Splinter Rock Aug 1, 2006 1542
UnEarthLy Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1886
Cheese and Bitten Ears Inspirational Aug 1, 2006 1664
Punk Crisis Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1506
Fenced In Alternative Jul 28, 2006 1847
Sprouts Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1501
Warning Siren Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1615
Home Studio Setups Jun 27, 2006 4087
An Inner Mind Alternative Jun 22, 2006 1368
I See Green Rock Jun 22, 2006 1592
Tahoe Abducted My Hero Alternative May 24, 2006 1551
Keep Inside Alternative May 24, 2006 1643
Salute to the Machine Terror Bot Alternative May 24, 2006 2212
Born Rock May 23, 2006 1356
From You Alternative May 17, 2006 1385
Last Wave Electronica May 17, 2006 1546
Tree Frog (on the ground) Alternative May 10, 2006 1433
Rogi Other Mar 31, 2006 1621
Praying For You Explicit Alternative Mar 24, 2006 1686
Down to the Top Rock Mar 24, 2006 1607
G.U.N.K. Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1715
For the Love of Humans Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1748
Taxes Alternative Mar 22, 2006 1563
El Ojo Hermoso (The Beautiful Eye) Other Mar 22, 2006 1838
Sleep In Other Mar 4, 2006 1489
Fuzzy Ears Rock Feb 24, 2006 1532
Clash of the Titans! Rock Feb 23, 2006 1520
Grrrr Other Feb 16, 2006 1472
Islands Rock Feb 16, 2006 1447
Dancing Poodle Rock Feb 15, 2006 3088
Judge Me Not Alternative Feb 15, 2006 1473
Never Looking Up Alternative Feb 14, 2006 1535
Eleanor Other Feb 14, 2006 1561
A Walk in the Dark Alternative Feb 13, 2006 1701
Freak Show Rock Feb 10, 2006 1427
Binary Love Rock Feb 10, 2006 1642
Truckstop Rodeo Rock Feb 10, 2006 1897
W3E Remix Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1505
From a Cloud Alternative Feb 9, 2006 2267
Lunch Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1615
An Idiot's Mind Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1788
Hot Dogs Collab Rock Feb 9, 2006 2713
Fencing Accident Rock Feb 8, 2006 2065
For Real Rock Feb 8, 2006 1556
Mob Attack Other Jan 13, 2006 1876
Felt Tip Marker Other Jan 13, 2006 2514
Chants Alternative Jan 13, 2006 2182

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Gunk-collab Hwy116 Rock Feb 14, 2007 1562
Midnight Drive (Music Vid) Music Videos Oct 8, 2006 4253
Late Night Snack Alternative Aug 23, 2006 1865

Favorites

Advertisement