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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 1158
Zamatol Rx Rock Aug 19, 2008 1326
Pinned Again Rock Jun 11, 2008 1086
Greetings from the Moon or Mars Rock May 30, 2008 1244
Fuzzy Ears V2 Rock Mar 17, 2008 1313
Mork n Mindy (updated mix) Collab Rock Nov 28, 2007 2062
Four Other Nov 9, 2007 1263
Three Rock Nov 9, 2007 1223
Two Other Nov 8, 2007 1308
One Rock Nov 8, 2007 1222
The Inside of Your Ear Other Nov 3, 2007 1344
Don't Be a Stranger Other Nov 1, 2007 1213
Mork and Mindy Rock Nov 1, 2007 1334
The Seed Other Jun 25, 2007 1374
Data Flow Other Jun 21, 2007 1320
Pudding Alternative May 27, 2007 1385
Brighter Pits Alternative May 17, 2007 1265
Ride the Fog Alternative May 17, 2007 1374
GunkBot Alternative May 15, 2007 1785
MoreOver Alternative May 13, 2007 1558
She Walked Inside Rock May 13, 2007 1944
Fine Dining Rock May 11, 2007 1426
Llano Rock Feb 16, 2007 1792
Green Valley Ska/Reggae/Dub Feb 16, 2007 1508
Skaggs V2 Collab Industrial Feb 15, 2007 1968
Cooper (Instrumental psychedelia) Rock Feb 14, 2007 1345
Skaggs (Instrumental Version) Industrial Feb 13, 2007 1541
Hwy 116 (please collab!) Rock Feb 13, 2007 1459
Skaggs (rd) Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1738
Glen Ellen Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1672
Oh Seven Alternative Jan 2, 2007 1418
Aircrash Bed Machine Other Nov 30, 2006 1524
Metal Pillow Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1823
Truffle Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1280
In Gear Alternative Sep 5, 2006 1450
War On Terror (thank you) Alternative Aug 31, 2006 1388
Hey Lucy, I'm Home Alternative Aug 26, 2006 1596
Steve Vai Metal Aug 25, 2006 1682
Spiders in Your Mind Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1402
Mortar Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1374
Anex Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1426
Late Night Snack Other Aug 3, 2006 1535
Piano Song Other Aug 3, 2006 1934
Tune It Out Alternative Aug 2, 2006 1621
Turn Out the Lights Rock Aug 1, 2006 2154
Thursday Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1399
Splinter Rock Aug 1, 2006 1529
UnEarthLy Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1878
Cheese and Bitten Ears Inspirational Aug 1, 2006 1649
Punk Crisis Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1494
Fenced In Alternative Jul 28, 2006 1837
Sprouts Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1493
Warning Siren Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1603
Home Studio Setups Jun 27, 2006 4080
An Inner Mind Alternative Jun 22, 2006 1362
I See Green Rock Jun 22, 2006 1583
Tahoe Abducted My Hero Alternative May 24, 2006 1543
Keep Inside Alternative May 24, 2006 1633
Salute to the Machine Terror Bot Alternative May 24, 2006 2199
Born Rock May 23, 2006 1347
From You Alternative May 17, 2006 1378
Last Wave Electronica May 17, 2006 1535
Tree Frog (on the ground) Alternative May 10, 2006 1428
Rogi Other Mar 31, 2006 1611
Praying For You Explicit Alternative Mar 24, 2006 1673
Down to the Top Rock Mar 24, 2006 1599
G.U.N.K. Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1706
For the Love of Humans Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1738
Taxes Alternative Mar 22, 2006 1552
El Ojo Hermoso (The Beautiful Eye) Other Mar 22, 2006 1830
Sleep In Other Mar 4, 2006 1477
Fuzzy Ears Rock Feb 24, 2006 1523
Clash of the Titans! Rock Feb 23, 2006 1512
Grrrr Other Feb 16, 2006 1464
Islands Rock Feb 16, 2006 1438
Dancing Poodle Rock Feb 15, 2006 3073
Judge Me Not Alternative Feb 15, 2006 1466
Never Looking Up Alternative Feb 14, 2006 1524
Eleanor Other Feb 14, 2006 1552
A Walk in the Dark Alternative Feb 13, 2006 1690
Freak Show Rock Feb 10, 2006 1419
Binary Love Rock Feb 10, 2006 1634
Truckstop Rodeo Rock Feb 10, 2006 1888
W3E Remix Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1497
From a Cloud Alternative Feb 9, 2006 2253
Lunch Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1609
An Idiot's Mind Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1776
Hot Dogs Collab Rock Feb 9, 2006 2701
Fencing Accident Rock Feb 8, 2006 2055
For Real Rock Feb 8, 2006 1543
Mob Attack Other Jan 13, 2006 1863
Felt Tip Marker Other Jan 13, 2006 2498
Chants Alternative Jan 13, 2006 2157

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Gunk-collab Hwy116 Rock Feb 14, 2007 1555
Midnight Drive (Music Vid) Music Videos Oct 8, 2006 4210
Late Night Snack Alternative Aug 23, 2006 1843

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