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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 1127
Zamatol Rx Rock Aug 19, 2008 1298
Pinned Again Rock Jun 11, 2008 1059
Greetings from the Moon or Mars Rock May 30, 2008 1215
Fuzzy Ears V2 Rock Mar 17, 2008 1284
Mork n Mindy (updated mix) Collab Rock Nov 28, 2007 2030
Four Other Nov 9, 2007 1235
Three Rock Nov 9, 2007 1201
Two Other Nov 8, 2007 1283
One Rock Nov 8, 2007 1198
The Inside of Your Ear Other Nov 3, 2007 1312
Don't Be a Stranger Other Nov 1, 2007 1189
Mork and Mindy Rock Nov 1, 2007 1306
The Seed Other Jun 25, 2007 1353
Data Flow Other Jun 21, 2007 1294
Pudding Alternative May 27, 2007 1361
Brighter Pits Alternative May 17, 2007 1232
Ride the Fog Alternative May 17, 2007 1354
GunkBot Alternative May 15, 2007 1757
MoreOver Alternative May 13, 2007 1526
She Walked Inside Rock May 13, 2007 1890
Fine Dining Rock May 11, 2007 1400
Llano Rock Feb 16, 2007 1767
Green Valley Ska/Reggae/Dub Feb 16, 2007 1483
Skaggs V2 Collab Industrial Feb 15, 2007 1927
Cooper (Instrumental psychedelia) Rock Feb 14, 2007 1321
Skaggs (Instrumental Version) Industrial Feb 13, 2007 1521
Hwy 116 (please collab!) Rock Feb 13, 2007 1429
Skaggs (rd) Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1711
Glen Ellen Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1636
Oh Seven Alternative Jan 2, 2007 1399
Aircrash Bed Machine Other Nov 30, 2006 1497
Metal Pillow Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1792
Truffle Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1258
In Gear Alternative Sep 5, 2006 1425
War On Terror (thank you) Alternative Aug 31, 2006 1360
Hey Lucy, I'm Home Alternative Aug 26, 2006 1566
Steve Vai Metal Aug 25, 2006 1659
Spiders in Your Mind Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1376
Mortar Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1345
Anex Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1397
Late Night Snack Other Aug 3, 2006 1513
Piano Song Other Aug 3, 2006 1906
Tune It Out Alternative Aug 2, 2006 1598
Turn Out the Lights Rock Aug 1, 2006 2116
Thursday Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1378
Splinter Rock Aug 1, 2006 1504
UnEarthLy Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1840
Cheese and Bitten Ears Inspirational Aug 1, 2006 1616
Punk Crisis Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1467
Fenced In Alternative Jul 28, 2006 1808
Sprouts Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1469
Warning Siren Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1573
Home Studio Setups Jun 27, 2006 4060
An Inner Mind Alternative Jun 22, 2006 1340
I See Green Rock Jun 22, 2006 1547
Tahoe Abducted My Hero Alternative May 24, 2006 1514
Keep Inside Alternative May 24, 2006 1614
Salute to the Machine Terror Bot Alternative May 24, 2006 2165
Born Rock May 23, 2006 1321
From You Alternative May 17, 2006 1347
Last Wave Electronica May 17, 2006 1505
Tree Frog (on the ground) Alternative May 10, 2006 1410
Rogi Other Mar 31, 2006 1586
Praying For You Explicit Alternative Mar 24, 2006 1649
Down to the Top Rock Mar 24, 2006 1566
G.U.N.K. Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1676
For the Love of Humans Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1704
Taxes Alternative Mar 22, 2006 1527
El Ojo Hermoso (The Beautiful Eye) Other Mar 22, 2006 1807
Sleep In Other Mar 4, 2006 1455
Fuzzy Ears Rock Feb 24, 2006 1497
Clash of the Titans! Rock Feb 23, 2006 1487
Grrrr Other Feb 16, 2006 1444
Islands Rock Feb 16, 2006 1408
Dancing Poodle Rock Feb 15, 2006 3034
Judge Me Not Alternative Feb 15, 2006 1442
Never Looking Up Alternative Feb 14, 2006 1497
Eleanor Other Feb 14, 2006 1528
A Walk in the Dark Alternative Feb 13, 2006 1665
Freak Show Rock Feb 10, 2006 1395
Binary Love Rock Feb 10, 2006 1615
Truckstop Rodeo Rock Feb 10, 2006 1864
W3E Remix Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1468
From a Cloud Alternative Feb 9, 2006 2191
Lunch Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1584
An Idiot's Mind Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1744
Hot Dogs Collab Rock Feb 9, 2006 2667
Fencing Accident Rock Feb 8, 2006 2032
For Real Rock Feb 8, 2006 1520
Mob Attack Other Jan 13, 2006 1835
Felt Tip Marker Other Jan 13, 2006 2473
Chants Alternative Jan 13, 2006 2126

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Gunk-collab Hwy116 Rock Feb 14, 2007 1493
Midnight Drive (Music Vid) Music Videos Oct 8, 2006 4111
Late Night Snack Alternative Aug 23, 2006 1789

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