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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 1236
Zamatol Rx Rock Aug 19, 2008 1432
Pinned Again Rock Jun 11, 2008 1139
Greetings from the Moon or Mars Rock May 30, 2008 1311
Fuzzy Ears V2 Rock Mar 17, 2008 1369
Mork n Mindy (updated mix) Collab Rock Nov 28, 2007 2149
Four Other Nov 9, 2007 1305
Three Rock Nov 9, 2007 1270
Two Other Nov 8, 2007 1363
One Rock Nov 8, 2007 1259
The Inside of Your Ear Other Nov 3, 2007 1399
Don't Be a Stranger Other Nov 1, 2007 1267
Mork and Mindy Rock Nov 1, 2007 1395
The Seed Other Jun 25, 2007 1434
Data Flow Other Jun 21, 2007 1378
Pudding Alternative May 27, 2007 1444
Brighter Pits Alternative May 17, 2007 1313
Ride the Fog Alternative May 17, 2007 1430
GunkBot Alternative May 15, 2007 1840
MoreOver Alternative May 13, 2007 1604
She Walked Inside Rock May 13, 2007 2159
Fine Dining Rock May 11, 2007 1513
Llano Rock Feb 16, 2007 1877
Green Valley Ska/Reggae/Dub Feb 16, 2007 1553
Skaggs V2 Collab Industrial Feb 15, 2007 2071
Cooper (Instrumental psychedelia) Rock Feb 14, 2007 1403
Skaggs (Instrumental Version) Industrial Feb 13, 2007 1601
Hwy 116 (please collab!) Rock Feb 13, 2007 1512
Skaggs (rd) Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1804
Glen Ellen Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1749
Oh Seven Alternative Jan 2, 2007 1469
Aircrash Bed Machine Other Nov 30, 2006 1573
Metal Pillow Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1889
Truffle Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1323
In Gear Alternative Sep 5, 2006 1505
War On Terror (thank you) Alternative Aug 31, 2006 1440
Hey Lucy, I'm Home Alternative Aug 26, 2006 1717
Steve Vai Metal Aug 25, 2006 1737
Spiders in Your Mind Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1457
Mortar Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1438
Anex Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1478
Late Night Snack Other Aug 3, 2006 1594
Piano Song Other Aug 3, 2006 2001
Tune It Out Alternative Aug 2, 2006 1685
Turn Out the Lights Rock Aug 1, 2006 2237
Thursday Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1460
Splinter Rock Aug 1, 2006 1596
UnEarthLy Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1951
Cheese and Bitten Ears Inspirational Aug 1, 2006 1712
Punk Crisis Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1560
Fenced In Alternative Jul 28, 2006 1901
Sprouts Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1558
Warning Siren Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1670
Home Studio Setups Jun 27, 2006 4124
An Inner Mind Alternative Jun 22, 2006 1412
I See Green Rock Jun 22, 2006 1661
Tahoe Abducted My Hero Alternative May 24, 2006 1602
Keep Inside Alternative May 24, 2006 1688
Salute to the Machine Terror Bot Alternative May 24, 2006 2324
Born Rock May 23, 2006 1404
From You Alternative May 17, 2006 1428
Last Wave Electronica May 17, 2006 1587
Tree Frog (on the ground) Alternative May 10, 2006 1472
Rogi Other Mar 31, 2006 1670
Praying For You Explicit Alternative Mar 24, 2006 1736
Down to the Top Rock Mar 24, 2006 1658
G.U.N.K. Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1769
For the Love of Humans Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1799
Taxes Alternative Mar 22, 2006 1602
El Ojo Hermoso (The Beautiful Eye) Other Mar 22, 2006 1888
Sleep In Other Mar 4, 2006 1538
Fuzzy Ears Rock Feb 24, 2006 1575
Clash of the Titans! Rock Feb 23, 2006 1561
Grrrr Other Feb 16, 2006 1524
Islands Rock Feb 16, 2006 1496
Dancing Poodle Rock Feb 15, 2006 3216
Judge Me Not Alternative Feb 15, 2006 1513
Never Looking Up Alternative Feb 14, 2006 1584
Eleanor Other Feb 14, 2006 1607
A Walk in the Dark Alternative Feb 13, 2006 1743
Freak Show Rock Feb 10, 2006 1476
Binary Love Rock Feb 10, 2006 1695
Truckstop Rodeo Rock Feb 10, 2006 1962
W3E Remix Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1560
From a Cloud Alternative Feb 9, 2006 2373
Lunch Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1659
An Idiot's Mind Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1848
Hot Dogs Collab Rock Feb 9, 2006 2786
Fencing Accident Rock Feb 8, 2006 2136
For Real Rock Feb 8, 2006 1615
Mob Attack Other Jan 13, 2006 1928
Felt Tip Marker Other Jan 13, 2006 2578
Chants Alternative Jan 13, 2006 2246

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Gunk-collab Hwy116 Rock Feb 14, 2007 1630
Midnight Drive (Music Vid) Music Videos Oct 8, 2006 4467
Late Night Snack Alternative Aug 23, 2006 1993

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