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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 1119
Zamatol Rx Rock Aug 19, 2008 1280
Pinned Again Rock Jun 11, 2008 1051
Greetings from the Moon or Mars Rock May 30, 2008 1210
Fuzzy Ears V2 Rock Mar 17, 2008 1275
Mork n Mindy (updated mix) Collab Rock Nov 28, 2007 2023
Four Other Nov 9, 2007 1228
Three Rock Nov 9, 2007 1192
Two Other Nov 8, 2007 1275
One Rock Nov 8, 2007 1194
The Inside of Your Ear Other Nov 3, 2007 1306
Don't Be a Stranger Other Nov 1, 2007 1184
Mork and Mindy Rock Nov 1, 2007 1296
The Seed Other Jun 25, 2007 1346
Data Flow Other Jun 21, 2007 1292
Pudding Alternative May 27, 2007 1354
Brighter Pits Alternative May 17, 2007 1228
Ride the Fog Alternative May 17, 2007 1348
GunkBot Alternative May 15, 2007 1751
MoreOver Alternative May 13, 2007 1515
She Walked Inside Rock May 13, 2007 1874
Fine Dining Rock May 11, 2007 1390
Llano Rock Feb 16, 2007 1761
Green Valley Ska/Reggae/Dub Feb 16, 2007 1476
Skaggs V2 Collab Industrial Feb 15, 2007 1918
Cooper (Instrumental psychedelia) Rock Feb 14, 2007 1316
Skaggs (Instrumental Version) Industrial Feb 13, 2007 1514
Hwy 116 (please collab!) Rock Feb 13, 2007 1418
Skaggs (rd) Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1701
Glen Ellen Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1629
Oh Seven Alternative Jan 2, 2007 1397
Aircrash Bed Machine Other Nov 30, 2006 1494
Metal Pillow Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1782
Truffle Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1250
In Gear Alternative Sep 5, 2006 1419
War On Terror (thank you) Alternative Aug 31, 2006 1354
Hey Lucy, I'm Home Alternative Aug 26, 2006 1562
Steve Vai Metal Aug 25, 2006 1654
Spiders in Your Mind Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1370
Mortar Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1340
Anex Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1389
Late Night Snack Other Aug 3, 2006 1506
Piano Song Other Aug 3, 2006 1897
Tune It Out Alternative Aug 2, 2006 1592
Turn Out the Lights Rock Aug 1, 2006 2111
Thursday Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1373
Splinter Rock Aug 1, 2006 1498
UnEarthLy Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1832
Cheese and Bitten Ears Inspirational Aug 1, 2006 1610
Punk Crisis Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1463
Fenced In Alternative Jul 28, 2006 1799
Sprouts Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1464
Warning Siren Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1568
Home Studio Setups Jun 27, 2006 4053
An Inner Mind Alternative Jun 22, 2006 1333
I See Green Rock Jun 22, 2006 1537
Tahoe Abducted My Hero Alternative May 24, 2006 1508
Keep Inside Alternative May 24, 2006 1607
Salute to the Machine Terror Bot Alternative May 24, 2006 2152
Born Rock May 23, 2006 1317
From You Alternative May 17, 2006 1342
Last Wave Electronica May 17, 2006 1497
Tree Frog (on the ground) Alternative May 10, 2006 1406
Rogi Other Mar 31, 2006 1581
Praying For You Explicit Alternative Mar 24, 2006 1644
Down to the Top Rock Mar 24, 2006 1561
G.U.N.K. Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1671
For the Love of Humans Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1698
Taxes Alternative Mar 22, 2006 1521
El Ojo Hermoso (The Beautiful Eye) Other Mar 22, 2006 1801
Sleep In Other Mar 4, 2006 1448
Fuzzy Ears Rock Feb 24, 2006 1493
Clash of the Titans! Rock Feb 23, 2006 1482
Grrrr Other Feb 16, 2006 1439
Islands Rock Feb 16, 2006 1403
Dancing Poodle Rock Feb 15, 2006 3021
Judge Me Not Alternative Feb 15, 2006 1435
Never Looking Up Alternative Feb 14, 2006 1490
Eleanor Other Feb 14, 2006 1523
A Walk in the Dark Alternative Feb 13, 2006 1661
Freak Show Rock Feb 10, 2006 1390
Binary Love Rock Feb 10, 2006 1610
Truckstop Rodeo Rock Feb 10, 2006 1858
W3E Remix Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1462
From a Cloud Alternative Feb 9, 2006 2181
Lunch Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1566
An Idiot's Mind Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1737
Hot Dogs Collab Rock Feb 9, 2006 2660
Fencing Accident Rock Feb 8, 2006 2026
For Real Rock Feb 8, 2006 1512
Mob Attack Other Jan 13, 2006 1827
Felt Tip Marker Other Jan 13, 2006 2465
Chants Alternative Jan 13, 2006 2118

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Gunk-collab Hwy116 Rock Feb 14, 2007 1485
Midnight Drive (Music Vid) Music Videos Oct 8, 2006 4093
Late Night Snack Alternative Aug 23, 2006 1776

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