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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 1300
Zamatol Rx Rock Aug 19, 2008 1502
Pinned Again Rock Jun 11, 2008 1167
Greetings from the Moon or Mars Rock May 30, 2008 1397
Fuzzy Ears V2 Rock Mar 17, 2008 1403
Mork n Mindy (updated mix) Collab Rock Nov 28, 2007 2262
Four Other Nov 9, 2007 1330
Three Rock Nov 9, 2007 1292
Two Other Nov 8, 2007 1385
One Rock Nov 8, 2007 1286
The Inside of Your Ear Other Nov 3, 2007 1445
Don't Be a Stranger Other Nov 1, 2007 1299
Mork and Mindy Rock Nov 1, 2007 1433
The Seed Other Jun 25, 2007 1461
Data Flow Other Jun 21, 2007 1401
Pudding Alternative May 27, 2007 1483
Brighter Pits Alternative May 17, 2007 1342
Ride the Fog Alternative May 17, 2007 1459
GunkBot Alternative May 15, 2007 1873
MoreOver Alternative May 13, 2007 1642
She Walked Inside Rock May 13, 2007 2255
Fine Dining Rock May 11, 2007 1554
Llano Rock Feb 16, 2007 1930
Green Valley Ska/Reggae/Dub Feb 16, 2007 1649
Skaggs V2 Collab Industrial Feb 15, 2007 2213
Cooper (Instrumental psychedelia) Rock Feb 14, 2007 1448
Skaggs (Instrumental Version) Industrial Feb 13, 2007 1634
Hwy 116 (please collab!) Rock Feb 13, 2007 1551
Skaggs (rd) Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1860
Glen Ellen Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1804
Oh Seven Alternative Jan 2, 2007 1512
Aircrash Bed Machine Other Nov 30, 2006 1605
Metal Pillow Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1956
Truffle Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1355
In Gear Alternative Sep 5, 2006 1550
War On Terror (thank you) Alternative Aug 31, 2006 1484
Hey Lucy, I'm Home Alternative Aug 26, 2006 1792
Steve Vai Metal Aug 25, 2006 1767
Spiders in Your Mind Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1476
Mortar Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1481
Anex Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1515
Late Night Snack Other Aug 3, 2006 1629
Piano Song Other Aug 3, 2006 2092
Tune It Out Alternative Aug 2, 2006 1731
Turn Out the Lights Rock Aug 1, 2006 2348
Thursday Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1480
Splinter Rock Aug 1, 2006 1634
UnEarthLy Alternative Aug 1, 2006 2013
Cheese and Bitten Ears Inspirational Aug 1, 2006 1802
Punk Crisis Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1597
Fenced In Alternative Jul 28, 2006 1972
Sprouts Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1597
Warning Siren Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1717
Home Studio Setups Jun 27, 2006 4165
An Inner Mind Alternative Jun 22, 2006 1470
I See Green Rock Jun 22, 2006 1745
Tahoe Abducted My Hero Alternative May 24, 2006 1633
Keep Inside Alternative May 24, 2006 1740
Salute to the Machine Terror Bot Alternative May 24, 2006 2438
Born Rock May 23, 2006 1441
From You Alternative May 17, 2006 1471
Last Wave Electronica May 17, 2006 1618
Tree Frog (on the ground) Alternative May 10, 2006 1544
Rogi Other Mar 31, 2006 1710
Praying For You Explicit Alternative Mar 24, 2006 1767
Down to the Top Rock Mar 24, 2006 1684
G.U.N.K. Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1806
For the Love of Humans Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1826
Taxes Alternative Mar 22, 2006 1639
El Ojo Hermoso (The Beautiful Eye) Other Mar 22, 2006 1931
Sleep In Other Mar 4, 2006 1628
Fuzzy Ears Rock Feb 24, 2006 1658
Clash of the Titans! Rock Feb 23, 2006 1587
Grrrr Other Feb 16, 2006 1547
Islands Rock Feb 16, 2006 1532
Dancing Poodle Rock Feb 15, 2006 3288
Judge Me Not Alternative Feb 15, 2006 1546
Never Looking Up Alternative Feb 14, 2006 1632
Eleanor Other Feb 14, 2006 1635
A Walk in the Dark Alternative Feb 13, 2006 1832
Freak Show Rock Feb 10, 2006 1551
Binary Love Rock Feb 10, 2006 1760
Truckstop Rodeo Rock Feb 10, 2006 2012
W3E Remix Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1591
From a Cloud Alternative Feb 9, 2006 2466
Lunch Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1679
An Idiot's Mind Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1898
Hot Dogs Collab Rock Feb 9, 2006 2895
Fencing Accident Rock Feb 8, 2006 2206
For Real Rock Feb 8, 2006 1658
Mob Attack Other Jan 13, 2006 1997
Felt Tip Marker Other Jan 13, 2006 2690
Chants Alternative Jan 13, 2006 2364

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Gunk-collab Hwy116 Rock Feb 14, 2007 1688
Midnight Drive (Music Vid) Music Videos Oct 8, 2006 4816
Late Night Snack Alternative Aug 23, 2006 2116

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