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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 1255
Zamatol Rx Rock Aug 19, 2008 1451
Pinned Again Rock Jun 11, 2008 1148
Greetings from the Moon or Mars Rock May 30, 2008 1331
Fuzzy Ears V2 Rock Mar 17, 2008 1375
Mork n Mindy (updated mix) Collab Rock Nov 28, 2007 2174
Four Other Nov 9, 2007 1310
Three Rock Nov 9, 2007 1276
Two Other Nov 8, 2007 1369
One Rock Nov 8, 2007 1266
The Inside of Your Ear Other Nov 3, 2007 1412
Don't Be a Stranger Other Nov 1, 2007 1277
Mork and Mindy Rock Nov 1, 2007 1404
The Seed Other Jun 25, 2007 1444
Data Flow Other Jun 21, 2007 1388
Pudding Alternative May 27, 2007 1451
Brighter Pits Alternative May 17, 2007 1324
Ride the Fog Alternative May 17, 2007 1439
GunkBot Alternative May 15, 2007 1849
MoreOver Alternative May 13, 2007 1607
She Walked Inside Rock May 13, 2007 2187
Fine Dining Rock May 11, 2007 1533
Llano Rock Feb 16, 2007 1894
Green Valley Ska/Reggae/Dub Feb 16, 2007 1559
Skaggs V2 Collab Industrial Feb 15, 2007 2104
Cooper (Instrumental psychedelia) Rock Feb 14, 2007 1413
Skaggs (Instrumental Version) Industrial Feb 13, 2007 1612
Hwy 116 (please collab!) Rock Feb 13, 2007 1519
Skaggs (rd) Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1819
Glen Ellen Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1766
Oh Seven Alternative Jan 2, 2007 1484
Aircrash Bed Machine Other Nov 30, 2006 1577
Metal Pillow Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1904
Truffle Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1330
In Gear Alternative Sep 5, 2006 1513
War On Terror (thank you) Alternative Aug 31, 2006 1450
Hey Lucy, I'm Home Alternative Aug 26, 2006 1758
Steve Vai Metal Aug 25, 2006 1743
Spiders in Your Mind Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1462
Mortar Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1453
Anex Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1487
Late Night Snack Other Aug 3, 2006 1603
Piano Song Other Aug 3, 2006 2015
Tune It Out Alternative Aug 2, 2006 1698
Turn Out the Lights Rock Aug 1, 2006 2260
Thursday Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1466
Splinter Rock Aug 1, 2006 1604
UnEarthLy Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1966
Cheese and Bitten Ears Inspirational Aug 1, 2006 1723
Punk Crisis Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1566
Fenced In Alternative Jul 28, 2006 1916
Sprouts Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1567
Warning Siren Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1678
Home Studio Setups Jun 27, 2006 4131
An Inner Mind Alternative Jun 22, 2006 1423
I See Green Rock Jun 22, 2006 1678
Tahoe Abducted My Hero Alternative May 24, 2006 1609
Keep Inside Alternative May 24, 2006 1701
Salute to the Machine Terror Bot Alternative May 24, 2006 2348
Born Rock May 23, 2006 1414
From You Alternative May 17, 2006 1443
Last Wave Electronica May 17, 2006 1598
Tree Frog (on the ground) Alternative May 10, 2006 1488
Rogi Other Mar 31, 2006 1684
Praying For You Explicit Alternative Mar 24, 2006 1747
Down to the Top Rock Mar 24, 2006 1664
G.U.N.K. Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1780
For the Love of Humans Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1807
Taxes Alternative Mar 22, 2006 1613
El Ojo Hermoso (The Beautiful Eye) Other Mar 22, 2006 1897
Sleep In Other Mar 4, 2006 1545
Fuzzy Ears Rock Feb 24, 2006 1591
Clash of the Titans! Rock Feb 23, 2006 1568
Grrrr Other Feb 16, 2006 1533
Islands Rock Feb 16, 2006 1504
Dancing Poodle Rock Feb 15, 2006 3229
Judge Me Not Alternative Feb 15, 2006 1525
Never Looking Up Alternative Feb 14, 2006 1593
Eleanor Other Feb 14, 2006 1617
A Walk in the Dark Alternative Feb 13, 2006 1753
Freak Show Rock Feb 10, 2006 1483
Binary Love Rock Feb 10, 2006 1727
Truckstop Rodeo Rock Feb 10, 2006 1978
W3E Remix Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1568
From a Cloud Alternative Feb 9, 2006 2392
Lunch Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1669
An Idiot's Mind Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1855
Hot Dogs Collab Rock Feb 9, 2006 2810
Fencing Accident Rock Feb 8, 2006 2160
For Real Rock Feb 8, 2006 1622
Mob Attack Other Jan 13, 2006 1946
Felt Tip Marker Other Jan 13, 2006 2598
Chants Alternative Jan 13, 2006 2270

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Gunk-collab Hwy116 Rock Feb 14, 2007 1647
Midnight Drive (Music Vid) Music Videos Oct 8, 2006 4548
Late Night Snack Alternative Aug 23, 2006 2027

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