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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 1272
Zamatol Rx Rock Aug 19, 2008 1464
Pinned Again Rock Jun 11, 2008 1154
Greetings from the Moon or Mars Rock May 30, 2008 1375
Fuzzy Ears V2 Rock Mar 17, 2008 1386
Mork n Mindy (updated mix) Collab Rock Nov 28, 2007 2222
Four Other Nov 9, 2007 1317
Three Rock Nov 9, 2007 1282
Two Other Nov 8, 2007 1374
One Rock Nov 8, 2007 1272
The Inside of Your Ear Other Nov 3, 2007 1423
Don't Be a Stranger Other Nov 1, 2007 1282
Mork and Mindy Rock Nov 1, 2007 1413
The Seed Other Jun 25, 2007 1448
Data Flow Other Jun 21, 2007 1390
Pudding Alternative May 27, 2007 1459
Brighter Pits Alternative May 17, 2007 1327
Ride the Fog Alternative May 17, 2007 1448
GunkBot Alternative May 15, 2007 1858
MoreOver Alternative May 13, 2007 1624
She Walked Inside Rock May 13, 2007 2214
Fine Dining Rock May 11, 2007 1548
Llano Rock Feb 16, 2007 1906
Green Valley Ska/Reggae/Dub Feb 16, 2007 1580
Skaggs V2 Collab Industrial Feb 15, 2007 2156
Cooper (Instrumental psychedelia) Rock Feb 14, 2007 1428
Skaggs (Instrumental Version) Industrial Feb 13, 2007 1619
Hwy 116 (please collab!) Rock Feb 13, 2007 1531
Skaggs (rd) Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1837
Glen Ellen Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1781
Oh Seven Alternative Jan 2, 2007 1492
Aircrash Bed Machine Other Nov 30, 2006 1589
Metal Pillow Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1928
Truffle Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1336
In Gear Alternative Sep 5, 2006 1530
War On Terror (thank you) Alternative Aug 31, 2006 1462
Hey Lucy, I'm Home Alternative Aug 26, 2006 1770
Steve Vai Metal Aug 25, 2006 1753
Spiders in Your Mind Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1467
Mortar Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1465
Anex Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1497
Late Night Snack Other Aug 3, 2006 1610
Piano Song Other Aug 3, 2006 2049
Tune It Out Alternative Aug 2, 2006 1712
Turn Out the Lights Rock Aug 1, 2006 2295
Thursday Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1471
Splinter Rock Aug 1, 2006 1616
UnEarthLy Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1988
Cheese and Bitten Ears Inspirational Aug 1, 2006 1765
Punk Crisis Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1580
Fenced In Alternative Jul 28, 2006 1935
Sprouts Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1577
Warning Siren Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1690
Home Studio Setups Jun 27, 2006 4146
An Inner Mind Alternative Jun 22, 2006 1435
I See Green Rock Jun 22, 2006 1696
Tahoe Abducted My Hero Alternative May 24, 2006 1614
Keep Inside Alternative May 24, 2006 1714
Salute to the Machine Terror Bot Alternative May 24, 2006 2394
Born Rock May 23, 2006 1421
From You Alternative May 17, 2006 1455
Last Wave Electronica May 17, 2006 1607
Tree Frog (on the ground) Alternative May 10, 2006 1522
Rogi Other Mar 31, 2006 1693
Praying For You Explicit Alternative Mar 24, 2006 1752
Down to the Top Rock Mar 24, 2006 1669
G.U.N.K. Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1791
For the Love of Humans Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1813
Taxes Alternative Mar 22, 2006 1621
El Ojo Hermoso (The Beautiful Eye) Other Mar 22, 2006 1911
Sleep In Other Mar 4, 2006 1567
Fuzzy Ears Rock Feb 24, 2006 1629
Clash of the Titans! Rock Feb 23, 2006 1573
Grrrr Other Feb 16, 2006 1541
Islands Rock Feb 16, 2006 1512
Dancing Poodle Rock Feb 15, 2006 3256
Judge Me Not Alternative Feb 15, 2006 1531
Never Looking Up Alternative Feb 14, 2006 1606
Eleanor Other Feb 14, 2006 1621
A Walk in the Dark Alternative Feb 13, 2006 1766
Freak Show Rock Feb 10, 2006 1491
Binary Love Rock Feb 10, 2006 1740
Truckstop Rodeo Rock Feb 10, 2006 1990
W3E Remix Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1579
From a Cloud Alternative Feb 9, 2006 2428
Lunch Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1671
An Idiot's Mind Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1870
Hot Dogs Collab Rock Feb 9, 2006 2850
Fencing Accident Rock Feb 8, 2006 2173
For Real Rock Feb 8, 2006 1641
Mob Attack Other Jan 13, 2006 1976
Felt Tip Marker Other Jan 13, 2006 2632
Chants Alternative Jan 13, 2006 2310

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Gunk-collab Hwy116 Rock Feb 14, 2007 1663
Midnight Drive (Music Vid) Music Videos Oct 8, 2006 4644
Late Night Snack Alternative Aug 23, 2006 2069

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