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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 1110
Zamatol Rx Rock Aug 19, 2008 1262
Pinned Again Rock Jun 11, 2008 1041
Greetings from the Moon or Mars Rock May 30, 2008 1198
Fuzzy Ears V2 Rock Mar 17, 2008 1258
Mork n Mindy (updated mix) Collab Rock Nov 28, 2007 2003
Four Other Nov 9, 2007 1217
Three Rock Nov 9, 2007 1188
Two Other Nov 8, 2007 1262
One Rock Nov 8, 2007 1185
The Inside of Your Ear Other Nov 3, 2007 1292
Don't Be a Stranger Other Nov 1, 2007 1173
Mork and Mindy Rock Nov 1, 2007 1282
The Seed Other Jun 25, 2007 1336
Data Flow Other Jun 21, 2007 1278
Pudding Alternative May 27, 2007 1342
Brighter Pits Alternative May 17, 2007 1213
Ride the Fog Alternative May 17, 2007 1335
GunkBot Alternative May 15, 2007 1739
MoreOver Alternative May 13, 2007 1507
She Walked Inside Rock May 13, 2007 1837
Fine Dining Rock May 11, 2007 1366
Llano Rock Feb 16, 2007 1751
Green Valley Ska/Reggae/Dub Feb 16, 2007 1461
Skaggs V2 Collab Industrial Feb 15, 2007 1900
Cooper (Instrumental psychedelia) Rock Feb 14, 2007 1306
Skaggs (Instrumental Version) Industrial Feb 13, 2007 1500
Hwy 116 (please collab!) Rock Feb 13, 2007 1404
Skaggs (rd) Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1683
Glen Ellen Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1617
Oh Seven Alternative Jan 2, 2007 1384
Aircrash Bed Machine Other Nov 30, 2006 1481
Metal Pillow Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1764
Truffle Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1242
In Gear Alternative Sep 5, 2006 1403
War On Terror (thank you) Alternative Aug 31, 2006 1340
Hey Lucy, I'm Home Alternative Aug 26, 2006 1547
Steve Vai Metal Aug 25, 2006 1640
Spiders in Your Mind Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1352
Mortar Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1325
Anex Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1374
Late Night Snack Other Aug 3, 2006 1491
Piano Song Other Aug 3, 2006 1876
Tune It Out Alternative Aug 2, 2006 1577
Turn Out the Lights Rock Aug 1, 2006 2096
Thursday Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1360
Splinter Rock Aug 1, 2006 1484
UnEarthLy Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1821
Cheese and Bitten Ears Inspirational Aug 1, 2006 1592
Punk Crisis Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1449
Fenced In Alternative Jul 28, 2006 1777
Sprouts Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1452
Warning Siren Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1554
Home Studio Setups Jun 27, 2006 4041
An Inner Mind Alternative Jun 22, 2006 1314
I See Green Rock Jun 22, 2006 1516
Tahoe Abducted My Hero Alternative May 24, 2006 1500
Keep Inside Alternative May 24, 2006 1595
Salute to the Machine Terror Bot Alternative May 24, 2006 2121
Born Rock May 23, 2006 1302
From You Alternative May 17, 2006 1331
Last Wave Electronica May 17, 2006 1486
Tree Frog (on the ground) Alternative May 10, 2006 1398
Rogi Other Mar 31, 2006 1571
Praying For You Explicit Alternative Mar 24, 2006 1633
Down to the Top Rock Mar 24, 2006 1545
G.U.N.K. Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1658
For the Love of Humans Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1684
Taxes Alternative Mar 22, 2006 1510
El Ojo Hermoso (The Beautiful Eye) Other Mar 22, 2006 1786
Sleep In Other Mar 4, 2006 1440
Fuzzy Ears Rock Feb 24, 2006 1485
Clash of the Titans! Rock Feb 23, 2006 1468
Grrrr Other Feb 16, 2006 1420
Islands Rock Feb 16, 2006 1390
Dancing Poodle Rock Feb 15, 2006 3001
Judge Me Not Alternative Feb 15, 2006 1425
Never Looking Up Alternative Feb 14, 2006 1478
Eleanor Other Feb 14, 2006 1512
A Walk in the Dark Alternative Feb 13, 2006 1648
Freak Show Rock Feb 10, 2006 1378
Binary Love Rock Feb 10, 2006 1594
Truckstop Rodeo Rock Feb 10, 2006 1843
W3E Remix Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1446
From a Cloud Alternative Feb 9, 2006 2151
Lunch Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1503
An Idiot's Mind Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1722
Hot Dogs Collab Rock Feb 9, 2006 2645
Fencing Accident Rock Feb 8, 2006 2006
For Real Rock Feb 8, 2006 1500
Mob Attack Other Jan 13, 2006 1810
Felt Tip Marker Other Jan 13, 2006 2451
Chants Alternative Jan 13, 2006 2103

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Gunk-collab Hwy116 Rock Feb 14, 2007 1465
Midnight Drive (Music Vid) Music Videos Oct 8, 2006 4030
Late Night Snack Alternative Aug 23, 2006 1747

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