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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 1208
Zamatol Rx Rock Aug 19, 2008 1394
Pinned Again Rock Jun 11, 2008 1127
Greetings from the Moon or Mars Rock May 30, 2008 1291
Fuzzy Ears V2 Rock Mar 17, 2008 1355
Mork n Mindy (updated mix) Collab Rock Nov 28, 2007 2124
Four Other Nov 9, 2007 1294
Three Rock Nov 9, 2007 1257
Two Other Nov 8, 2007 1352
One Rock Nov 8, 2007 1252
The Inside of Your Ear Other Nov 3, 2007 1386
Don't Be a Stranger Other Nov 1, 2007 1251
Mork and Mindy Rock Nov 1, 2007 1382
The Seed Other Jun 25, 2007 1420
Data Flow Other Jun 21, 2007 1368
Pudding Alternative May 27, 2007 1431
Brighter Pits Alternative May 17, 2007 1303
Ride the Fog Alternative May 17, 2007 1421
GunkBot Alternative May 15, 2007 1830
MoreOver Alternative May 13, 2007 1593
She Walked Inside Rock May 13, 2007 2130
Fine Dining Rock May 11, 2007 1490
Llano Rock Feb 16, 2007 1852
Green Valley Ska/Reggae/Dub Feb 16, 2007 1542
Skaggs V2 Collab Industrial Feb 15, 2007 2040
Cooper (Instrumental psychedelia) Rock Feb 14, 2007 1393
Skaggs (Instrumental Version) Industrial Feb 13, 2007 1591
Hwy 116 (please collab!) Rock Feb 13, 2007 1504
Skaggs (rd) Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1791
Glen Ellen Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1722
Oh Seven Alternative Jan 2, 2007 1459
Aircrash Bed Machine Other Nov 30, 2006 1562
Metal Pillow Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1872
Truffle Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1314
In Gear Alternative Sep 5, 2006 1494
War On Terror (thank you) Alternative Aug 31, 2006 1429
Hey Lucy, I'm Home Alternative Aug 26, 2006 1683
Steve Vai Metal Aug 25, 2006 1721
Spiders in Your Mind Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1447
Mortar Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1417
Anex Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1467
Late Night Snack Other Aug 3, 2006 1577
Piano Song Other Aug 3, 2006 1984
Tune It Out Alternative Aug 2, 2006 1668
Turn Out the Lights Rock Aug 1, 2006 2215
Thursday Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1442
Splinter Rock Aug 1, 2006 1581
UnEarthLy Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1931
Cheese and Bitten Ears Inspirational Aug 1, 2006 1697
Punk Crisis Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1548
Fenced In Alternative Jul 28, 2006 1884
Sprouts Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1542
Warning Siren Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1656
Home Studio Setups Jun 27, 2006 4114
An Inner Mind Alternative Jun 22, 2006 1399
I See Green Rock Jun 22, 2006 1637
Tahoe Abducted My Hero Alternative May 24, 2006 1587
Keep Inside Alternative May 24, 2006 1672
Salute to the Machine Terror Bot Alternative May 24, 2006 2271
Born Rock May 23, 2006 1390
From You Alternative May 17, 2006 1417
Last Wave Electronica May 17, 2006 1578
Tree Frog (on the ground) Alternative May 10, 2006 1457
Rogi Other Mar 31, 2006 1651
Praying For You Explicit Alternative Mar 24, 2006 1725
Down to the Top Rock Mar 24, 2006 1643
G.U.N.K. Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1755
For the Love of Humans Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1781
Taxes Alternative Mar 22, 2006 1592
El Ojo Hermoso (The Beautiful Eye) Other Mar 22, 2006 1873
Sleep In Other Mar 4, 2006 1525
Fuzzy Ears Rock Feb 24, 2006 1559
Clash of the Titans! Rock Feb 23, 2006 1551
Grrrr Other Feb 16, 2006 1505
Islands Rock Feb 16, 2006 1484
Dancing Poodle Rock Feb 15, 2006 3174
Judge Me Not Alternative Feb 15, 2006 1499
Never Looking Up Alternative Feb 14, 2006 1574
Eleanor Other Feb 14, 2006 1596
A Walk in the Dark Alternative Feb 13, 2006 1732
Freak Show Rock Feb 10, 2006 1464
Binary Love Rock Feb 10, 2006 1676
Truckstop Rodeo Rock Feb 10, 2006 1939
W3E Remix Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1543
From a Cloud Alternative Feb 9, 2006 2336
Lunch Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1644
An Idiot's Mind Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1832
Hot Dogs Collab Rock Feb 9, 2006 2761
Fencing Accident Rock Feb 8, 2006 2115
For Real Rock Feb 8, 2006 1595
Mob Attack Other Jan 13, 2006 1913
Felt Tip Marker Other Jan 13, 2006 2556
Chants Alternative Jan 13, 2006 2222

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Gunk-collab Hwy116 Rock Feb 14, 2007 1608
Midnight Drive (Music Vid) Music Videos Oct 8, 2006 4397
Late Night Snack Alternative Aug 23, 2006 1954

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