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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 1310
Zamatol Rx Rock Aug 19, 2008 1517
Pinned Again Rock Jun 11, 2008 1173
Greetings from the Moon or Mars Rock May 30, 2008 1407
Fuzzy Ears V2 Rock Mar 17, 2008 1406
Mork n Mindy (updated mix) Collab Rock Nov 28, 2007 2277
Four Other Nov 9, 2007 1339
Three Rock Nov 9, 2007 1301
Two Other Nov 8, 2007 1392
One Rock Nov 8, 2007 1296
The Inside of Your Ear Other Nov 3, 2007 1452
Don't Be a Stranger Other Nov 1, 2007 1306
Mork and Mindy Rock Nov 1, 2007 1441
The Seed Other Jun 25, 2007 1468
Data Flow Other Jun 21, 2007 1407
Pudding Alternative May 27, 2007 1490
Brighter Pits Alternative May 17, 2007 1347
Ride the Fog Alternative May 17, 2007 1462
GunkBot Alternative May 15, 2007 1876
MoreOver Alternative May 13, 2007 1654
She Walked Inside Rock May 13, 2007 2268
Fine Dining Rock May 11, 2007 1563
Llano Rock Feb 16, 2007 1938
Green Valley Ska/Reggae/Dub Feb 16, 2007 1700
Skaggs V2 Collab Industrial Feb 15, 2007 2240
Cooper (Instrumental psychedelia) Rock Feb 14, 2007 1456
Skaggs (Instrumental Version) Industrial Feb 13, 2007 1645
Hwy 116 (please collab!) Rock Feb 13, 2007 1559
Skaggs (rd) Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1866
Glen Ellen Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1812
Oh Seven Alternative Jan 2, 2007 1519
Aircrash Bed Machine Other Nov 30, 2006 1612
Metal Pillow Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1963
Truffle Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1361
In Gear Alternative Sep 5, 2006 1557
War On Terror (thank you) Alternative Aug 31, 2006 1488
Hey Lucy, I'm Home Alternative Aug 26, 2006 1800
Steve Vai Metal Aug 25, 2006 1776
Spiders in Your Mind Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1482
Mortar Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1487
Anex Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1520
Late Night Snack Other Aug 3, 2006 1634
Piano Song Other Aug 3, 2006 2100
Tune It Out Alternative Aug 2, 2006 1748
Turn Out the Lights Rock Aug 1, 2006 2355
Thursday Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1486
Splinter Rock Aug 1, 2006 1639
UnEarthLy Alternative Aug 1, 2006 2021
Cheese and Bitten Ears Inspirational Aug 1, 2006 1808
Punk Crisis Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1607
Fenced In Alternative Jul 28, 2006 1981
Sprouts Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1606
Warning Siren Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1727
Home Studio Setups Jun 27, 2006 4170
An Inner Mind Alternative Jun 22, 2006 1478
I See Green Rock Jun 22, 2006 1766
Tahoe Abducted My Hero Alternative May 24, 2006 1642
Keep Inside Alternative May 24, 2006 1748
Salute to the Machine Terror Bot Alternative May 24, 2006 2450
Born Rock May 23, 2006 1450
From You Alternative May 17, 2006 1481
Last Wave Electronica May 17, 2006 1623
Tree Frog (on the ground) Alternative May 10, 2006 1548
Rogi Other Mar 31, 2006 1718
Praying For You Explicit Alternative Mar 24, 2006 1775
Down to the Top Rock Mar 24, 2006 1692
G.U.N.K. Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1815
For the Love of Humans Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1836
Taxes Alternative Mar 22, 2006 1649
El Ojo Hermoso (The Beautiful Eye) Other Mar 22, 2006 1939
Sleep In Other Mar 4, 2006 1658
Fuzzy Ears Rock Feb 24, 2006 1662
Clash of the Titans! Rock Feb 23, 2006 1594
Grrrr Other Feb 16, 2006 1551
Islands Rock Feb 16, 2006 1538
Dancing Poodle Rock Feb 15, 2006 3298
Judge Me Not Alternative Feb 15, 2006 1553
Never Looking Up Alternative Feb 14, 2006 1639
Eleanor Other Feb 14, 2006 1642
A Walk in the Dark Alternative Feb 13, 2006 1883
Freak Show Rock Feb 10, 2006 1597
Binary Love Rock Feb 10, 2006 1765
Truckstop Rodeo Rock Feb 10, 2006 2023
W3E Remix Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1595
From a Cloud Alternative Feb 9, 2006 2478
Lunch Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1683
An Idiot's Mind Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1909
Hot Dogs Collab Rock Feb 9, 2006 2910
Fencing Accident Rock Feb 8, 2006 2218
For Real Rock Feb 8, 2006 1665
Mob Attack Other Jan 13, 2006 2005
Felt Tip Marker Other Jan 13, 2006 2707
Chants Alternative Jan 13, 2006 2373

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Gunk-collab Hwy116 Rock Feb 14, 2007 1703
Midnight Drive (Music Vid) Music Videos Oct 8, 2006 4887
Late Night Snack Alternative Aug 23, 2006 2131

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