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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 1283
Zamatol Rx Rock Aug 19, 2008 1486
Pinned Again Rock Jun 11, 2008 1159
Greetings from the Moon or Mars Rock May 30, 2008 1385
Fuzzy Ears V2 Rock Mar 17, 2008 1396
Mork n Mindy (updated mix) Collab Rock Nov 28, 2007 2237
Four Other Nov 9, 2007 1321
Three Rock Nov 9, 2007 1287
Two Other Nov 8, 2007 1378
One Rock Nov 8, 2007 1279
The Inside of Your Ear Other Nov 3, 2007 1431
Don't Be a Stranger Other Nov 1, 2007 1289
Mork and Mindy Rock Nov 1, 2007 1423
The Seed Other Jun 25, 2007 1456
Data Flow Other Jun 21, 2007 1394
Pudding Alternative May 27, 2007 1471
Brighter Pits Alternative May 17, 2007 1332
Ride the Fog Alternative May 17, 2007 1453
GunkBot Alternative May 15, 2007 1866
MoreOver Alternative May 13, 2007 1632
She Walked Inside Rock May 13, 2007 2233
Fine Dining Rock May 11, 2007 1550
Llano Rock Feb 16, 2007 1921
Green Valley Ska/Reggae/Dub Feb 16, 2007 1604
Skaggs V2 Collab Industrial Feb 15, 2007 2187
Cooper (Instrumental psychedelia) Rock Feb 14, 2007 1440
Skaggs (Instrumental Version) Industrial Feb 13, 2007 1624
Hwy 116 (please collab!) Rock Feb 13, 2007 1541
Skaggs (rd) Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1849
Glen Ellen Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1790
Oh Seven Alternative Jan 2, 2007 1504
Aircrash Bed Machine Other Nov 30, 2006 1598
Metal Pillow Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1945
Truffle Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1345
In Gear Alternative Sep 5, 2006 1542
War On Terror (thank you) Alternative Aug 31, 2006 1472
Hey Lucy, I'm Home Alternative Aug 26, 2006 1783
Steve Vai Metal Aug 25, 2006 1760
Spiders in Your Mind Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1473
Mortar Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1475
Anex Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1502
Late Night Snack Other Aug 3, 2006 1621
Piano Song Other Aug 3, 2006 2076
Tune It Out Alternative Aug 2, 2006 1723
Turn Out the Lights Rock Aug 1, 2006 2322
Thursday Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1475
Splinter Rock Aug 1, 2006 1626
UnEarthLy Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1997
Cheese and Bitten Ears Inspirational Aug 1, 2006 1784
Punk Crisis Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1590
Fenced In Alternative Jul 28, 2006 1948
Sprouts Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1586
Warning Siren Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1702
Home Studio Setups Jun 27, 2006 4154
An Inner Mind Alternative Jun 22, 2006 1449
I See Green Rock Jun 22, 2006 1713
Tahoe Abducted My Hero Alternative May 24, 2006 1620
Keep Inside Alternative May 24, 2006 1727
Salute to the Machine Terror Bot Alternative May 24, 2006 2422
Born Rock May 23, 2006 1431
From You Alternative May 17, 2006 1465
Last Wave Electronica May 17, 2006 1612
Tree Frog (on the ground) Alternative May 10, 2006 1535
Rogi Other Mar 31, 2006 1699
Praying For You Explicit Alternative Mar 24, 2006 1758
Down to the Top Rock Mar 24, 2006 1677
G.U.N.K. Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1797
For the Love of Humans Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1818
Taxes Alternative Mar 22, 2006 1629
El Ojo Hermoso (The Beautiful Eye) Other Mar 22, 2006 1917
Sleep In Other Mar 4, 2006 1590
Fuzzy Ears Rock Feb 24, 2006 1648
Clash of the Titans! Rock Feb 23, 2006 1580
Grrrr Other Feb 16, 2006 1542
Islands Rock Feb 16, 2006 1521
Dancing Poodle Rock Feb 15, 2006 3276
Judge Me Not Alternative Feb 15, 2006 1538
Never Looking Up Alternative Feb 14, 2006 1612
Eleanor Other Feb 14, 2006 1625
A Walk in the Dark Alternative Feb 13, 2006 1796
Freak Show Rock Feb 10, 2006 1516
Binary Love Rock Feb 10, 2006 1752
Truckstop Rodeo Rock Feb 10, 2006 1999
W3E Remix Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1588
From a Cloud Alternative Feb 9, 2006 2444
Lunch Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1674
An Idiot's Mind Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1878
Hot Dogs Collab Rock Feb 9, 2006 2876
Fencing Accident Rock Feb 8, 2006 2192
For Real Rock Feb 8, 2006 1649
Mob Attack Other Jan 13, 2006 1981
Felt Tip Marker Other Jan 13, 2006 2662
Chants Alternative Jan 13, 2006 2340

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Gunk-collab Hwy116 Rock Feb 14, 2007 1674
Midnight Drive (Music Vid) Music Videos Oct 8, 2006 4710
Late Night Snack Alternative Aug 23, 2006 2090

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