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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 1258
Zamatol Rx Rock Aug 19, 2008 1453
Pinned Again Rock Jun 11, 2008 1151
Greetings from the Moon or Mars Rock May 30, 2008 1350
Fuzzy Ears V2 Rock Mar 17, 2008 1379
Mork n Mindy (updated mix) Collab Rock Nov 28, 2007 2187
Four Other Nov 9, 2007 1312
Three Rock Nov 9, 2007 1277
Two Other Nov 8, 2007 1372
One Rock Nov 8, 2007 1267
The Inside of Your Ear Other Nov 3, 2007 1414
Don't Be a Stranger Other Nov 1, 2007 1278
Mork and Mindy Rock Nov 1, 2007 1405
The Seed Other Jun 25, 2007 1444
Data Flow Other Jun 21, 2007 1388
Pudding Alternative May 27, 2007 1453
Brighter Pits Alternative May 17, 2007 1324
Ride the Fog Alternative May 17, 2007 1440
GunkBot Alternative May 15, 2007 1851
MoreOver Alternative May 13, 2007 1609
She Walked Inside Rock May 13, 2007 2192
Fine Dining Rock May 11, 2007 1539
Llano Rock Feb 16, 2007 1897
Green Valley Ska/Reggae/Dub Feb 16, 2007 1561
Skaggs V2 Collab Industrial Feb 15, 2007 2120
Cooper (Instrumental psychedelia) Rock Feb 14, 2007 1416
Skaggs (Instrumental Version) Industrial Feb 13, 2007 1614
Hwy 116 (please collab!) Rock Feb 13, 2007 1520
Skaggs (rd) Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1822
Glen Ellen Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1772
Oh Seven Alternative Jan 2, 2007 1485
Aircrash Bed Machine Other Nov 30, 2006 1578
Metal Pillow Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1911
Truffle Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1331
In Gear Alternative Sep 5, 2006 1515
War On Terror (thank you) Alternative Aug 31, 2006 1451
Hey Lucy, I'm Home Alternative Aug 26, 2006 1762
Steve Vai Metal Aug 25, 2006 1745
Spiders in Your Mind Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1463
Mortar Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1454
Anex Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1489
Late Night Snack Other Aug 3, 2006 1606
Piano Song Other Aug 3, 2006 2019
Tune It Out Alternative Aug 2, 2006 1700
Turn Out the Lights Rock Aug 1, 2006 2268
Thursday Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1469
Splinter Rock Aug 1, 2006 1608
UnEarthLy Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1969
Cheese and Bitten Ears Inspirational Aug 1, 2006 1731
Punk Crisis Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1566
Fenced In Alternative Jul 28, 2006 1923
Sprouts Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1569
Warning Siren Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1681
Home Studio Setups Jun 27, 2006 4132
An Inner Mind Alternative Jun 22, 2006 1423
I See Green Rock Jun 22, 2006 1679
Tahoe Abducted My Hero Alternative May 24, 2006 1610
Keep Inside Alternative May 24, 2006 1703
Salute to the Machine Terror Bot Alternative May 24, 2006 2353
Born Rock May 23, 2006 1416
From You Alternative May 17, 2006 1443
Last Wave Electronica May 17, 2006 1601
Tree Frog (on the ground) Alternative May 10, 2006 1497
Rogi Other Mar 31, 2006 1685
Praying For You Explicit Alternative Mar 24, 2006 1748
Down to the Top Rock Mar 24, 2006 1665
G.U.N.K. Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1781
For the Love of Humans Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1808
Taxes Alternative Mar 22, 2006 1614
El Ojo Hermoso (The Beautiful Eye) Other Mar 22, 2006 1898
Sleep In Other Mar 4, 2006 1545
Fuzzy Ears Rock Feb 24, 2006 1604
Clash of the Titans! Rock Feb 23, 2006 1568
Grrrr Other Feb 16, 2006 1535
Islands Rock Feb 16, 2006 1505
Dancing Poodle Rock Feb 15, 2006 3234
Judge Me Not Alternative Feb 15, 2006 1525
Never Looking Up Alternative Feb 14, 2006 1594
Eleanor Other Feb 14, 2006 1618
A Walk in the Dark Alternative Feb 13, 2006 1757
Freak Show Rock Feb 10, 2006 1485
Binary Love Rock Feb 10, 2006 1729
Truckstop Rodeo Rock Feb 10, 2006 1982
W3E Remix Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1570
From a Cloud Alternative Feb 9, 2006 2404
Lunch Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1669
An Idiot's Mind Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1857
Hot Dogs Collab Rock Feb 9, 2006 2819
Fencing Accident Rock Feb 8, 2006 2162
For Real Rock Feb 8, 2006 1626
Mob Attack Other Jan 13, 2006 1964
Felt Tip Marker Other Jan 13, 2006 2603
Chants Alternative Jan 13, 2006 2272

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Gunk-collab Hwy116 Rock Feb 14, 2007 1650
Midnight Drive (Music Vid) Music Videos Oct 8, 2006 4570
Late Night Snack Alternative Aug 23, 2006 2038

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