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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 1075
Zamatol Rx Rock Aug 19, 2008 1224
Pinned Again Rock Jun 11, 2008 1029
Greetings from the Moon or Mars Rock May 30, 2008 1190
Fuzzy Ears V2 Rock Mar 17, 2008 1234
Mork n Mindy (updated mix) Collab Rock Nov 28, 2007 1970
Four Other Nov 9, 2007 1208
Three Rock Nov 9, 2007 1177
Two Other Nov 8, 2007 1249
One Rock Nov 8, 2007 1169
The Inside of Your Ear Other Nov 3, 2007 1275
Don't Be a Stranger Other Nov 1, 2007 1159
Mork and Mindy Rock Nov 1, 2007 1253
The Seed Other Jun 25, 2007 1310
Data Flow Other Jun 21, 2007 1257
Pudding Alternative May 27, 2007 1325
Brighter Pits Alternative May 17, 2007 1197
Ride the Fog Alternative May 17, 2007 1305
GunkBot Alternative May 15, 2007 1728
MoreOver Alternative May 13, 2007 1487
She Walked Inside Rock May 13, 2007 1751
Fine Dining Rock May 11, 2007 1323
Llano Rock Feb 16, 2007 1727
Green Valley Ska/Reggae/Dub Feb 16, 2007 1438
Skaggs V2 Collab Industrial Feb 15, 2007 1852
Cooper (Instrumental psychedelia) Rock Feb 14, 2007 1282
Skaggs (Instrumental Version) Industrial Feb 13, 2007 1486
Hwy 116 (please collab!) Rock Feb 13, 2007 1372
Skaggs (rd) Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1666
Glen Ellen Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1592
Oh Seven Alternative Jan 2, 2007 1363
Aircrash Bed Machine Other Nov 30, 2006 1458
Metal Pillow Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1729
Truffle Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1231
In Gear Alternative Sep 5, 2006 1388
War On Terror (thank you) Alternative Aug 31, 2006 1322
Hey Lucy, I'm Home Alternative Aug 26, 2006 1529
Steve Vai Metal Aug 25, 2006 1614
Spiders in Your Mind Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1328
Mortar Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1314
Anex Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1357
Late Night Snack Other Aug 3, 2006 1478
Piano Song Other Aug 3, 2006 1853
Tune It Out Alternative Aug 2, 2006 1560
Turn Out the Lights Rock Aug 1, 2006 2065
Thursday Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1346
Splinter Rock Aug 1, 2006 1459
UnEarthLy Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1792
Cheese and Bitten Ears Inspirational Aug 1, 2006 1571
Punk Crisis Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1418
Fenced In Alternative Jul 28, 2006 1751
Sprouts Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1432
Warning Siren Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1534
Home Studio Setups Jun 27, 2006 4022
An Inner Mind Alternative Jun 22, 2006 1300
I See Green Rock Jun 22, 2006 1490
Tahoe Abducted My Hero Alternative May 24, 2006 1488
Keep Inside Alternative May 24, 2006 1559
Salute to the Machine Terror Bot Alternative May 24, 2006 2074
Born Rock May 23, 2006 1280
From You Alternative May 17, 2006 1317
Last Wave Electronica May 17, 2006 1472
Tree Frog (on the ground) Alternative May 10, 2006 1384
Rogi Other Mar 31, 2006 1554
Praying For You Explicit Alternative Mar 24, 2006 1617
Down to the Top Rock Mar 24, 2006 1513
G.U.N.K. Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1637
For the Love of Humans Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1664
Taxes Alternative Mar 22, 2006 1492
El Ojo Hermoso (The Beautiful Eye) Other Mar 22, 2006 1765
Sleep In Other Mar 4, 2006 1426
Fuzzy Ears Rock Feb 24, 2006 1473
Clash of the Titans! Rock Feb 23, 2006 1453
Grrrr Other Feb 16, 2006 1405
Islands Rock Feb 16, 2006 1375
Dancing Poodle Rock Feb 15, 2006 2961
Judge Me Not Alternative Feb 15, 2006 1412
Never Looking Up Alternative Feb 14, 2006 1466
Eleanor Other Feb 14, 2006 1498
A Walk in the Dark Alternative Feb 13, 2006 1628
Freak Show Rock Feb 10, 2006 1367
Binary Love Rock Feb 10, 2006 1572
Truckstop Rodeo Rock Feb 10, 2006 1830
W3E Remix Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1431
From a Cloud Alternative Feb 9, 2006 2073
Lunch Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1458
An Idiot's Mind Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1701
Hot Dogs Collab Rock Feb 9, 2006 2617
Fencing Accident Rock Feb 8, 2006 1988
For Real Rock Feb 8, 2006 1493
Mob Attack Other Jan 13, 2006 1765
Felt Tip Marker Other Jan 13, 2006 2402
Chants Alternative Jan 13, 2006 2063

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Gunk-collab Hwy116 Rock Feb 14, 2007 1440
Midnight Drive (Music Vid) Music Videos Oct 8, 2006 3934
Late Night Snack Alternative Aug 23, 2006 1686

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