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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 1092
Zamatol Rx Rock Aug 19, 2008 1249
Pinned Again Rock Jun 11, 2008 1035
Greetings from the Moon or Mars Rock May 30, 2008 1196
Fuzzy Ears V2 Rock Mar 17, 2008 1250
Mork n Mindy (updated mix) Collab Rock Nov 28, 2007 1989
Four Other Nov 9, 2007 1215
Three Rock Nov 9, 2007 1184
Two Other Nov 8, 2007 1258
One Rock Nov 8, 2007 1179
The Inside of Your Ear Other Nov 3, 2007 1287
Don't Be a Stranger Other Nov 1, 2007 1166
Mork and Mindy Rock Nov 1, 2007 1273
The Seed Other Jun 25, 2007 1325
Data Flow Other Jun 21, 2007 1272
Pudding Alternative May 27, 2007 1336
Brighter Pits Alternative May 17, 2007 1206
Ride the Fog Alternative May 17, 2007 1324
GunkBot Alternative May 15, 2007 1734
MoreOver Alternative May 13, 2007 1502
She Walked Inside Rock May 13, 2007 1818
Fine Dining Rock May 11, 2007 1353
Llano Rock Feb 16, 2007 1741
Green Valley Ska/Reggae/Dub Feb 16, 2007 1450
Skaggs V2 Collab Industrial Feb 15, 2007 1886
Cooper (Instrumental psychedelia) Rock Feb 14, 2007 1297
Skaggs (Instrumental Version) Industrial Feb 13, 2007 1493
Hwy 116 (please collab!) Rock Feb 13, 2007 1390
Skaggs (rd) Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1675
Glen Ellen Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1603
Oh Seven Alternative Jan 2, 2007 1377
Aircrash Bed Machine Other Nov 30, 2006 1468
Metal Pillow Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1749
Truffle Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1239
In Gear Alternative Sep 5, 2006 1397
War On Terror (thank you) Alternative Aug 31, 2006 1334
Hey Lucy, I'm Home Alternative Aug 26, 2006 1542
Steve Vai Metal Aug 25, 2006 1628
Spiders in Your Mind Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1344
Mortar Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1323
Anex Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1369
Late Night Snack Other Aug 3, 2006 1487
Piano Song Other Aug 3, 2006 1869
Tune It Out Alternative Aug 2, 2006 1570
Turn Out the Lights Rock Aug 1, 2006 2092
Thursday Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1355
Splinter Rock Aug 1, 2006 1477
UnEarthLy Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1808
Cheese and Bitten Ears Inspirational Aug 1, 2006 1587
Punk Crisis Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1433
Fenced In Alternative Jul 28, 2006 1768
Sprouts Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1447
Warning Siren Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1546
Home Studio Setups Jun 27, 2006 4032
An Inner Mind Alternative Jun 22, 2006 1305
I See Green Rock Jun 22, 2006 1507
Tahoe Abducted My Hero Alternative May 24, 2006 1494
Keep Inside Alternative May 24, 2006 1580
Salute to the Machine Terror Bot Alternative May 24, 2006 2103
Born Rock May 23, 2006 1295
From You Alternative May 17, 2006 1323
Last Wave Electronica May 17, 2006 1482
Tree Frog (on the ground) Alternative May 10, 2006 1393
Rogi Other Mar 31, 2006 1565
Praying For You Explicit Alternative Mar 24, 2006 1627
Down to the Top Rock Mar 24, 2006 1536
G.U.N.K. Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1650
For the Love of Humans Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1676
Taxes Alternative Mar 22, 2006 1505
El Ojo Hermoso (The Beautiful Eye) Other Mar 22, 2006 1775
Sleep In Other Mar 4, 2006 1437
Fuzzy Ears Rock Feb 24, 2006 1480
Clash of the Titans! Rock Feb 23, 2006 1464
Grrrr Other Feb 16, 2006 1414
Islands Rock Feb 16, 2006 1385
Dancing Poodle Rock Feb 15, 2006 2990
Judge Me Not Alternative Feb 15, 2006 1418
Never Looking Up Alternative Feb 14, 2006 1473
Eleanor Other Feb 14, 2006 1506
A Walk in the Dark Alternative Feb 13, 2006 1640
Freak Show Rock Feb 10, 2006 1375
Binary Love Rock Feb 10, 2006 1585
Truckstop Rodeo Rock Feb 10, 2006 1840
W3E Remix Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1442
From a Cloud Alternative Feb 9, 2006 2139
Lunch Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1463
An Idiot's Mind Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1713
Hot Dogs Collab Rock Feb 9, 2006 2635
Fencing Accident Rock Feb 8, 2006 2002
For Real Rock Feb 8, 2006 1498
Mob Attack Other Jan 13, 2006 1791
Felt Tip Marker Other Jan 13, 2006 2434
Chants Alternative Jan 13, 2006 2093

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Gunk-collab Hwy116 Rock Feb 14, 2007 1449
Midnight Drive (Music Vid) Music Videos Oct 8, 2006 3992
Late Night Snack Alternative Aug 23, 2006 1725

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