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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 1115
Zamatol Rx Rock Aug 19, 2008 1268
Pinned Again Rock Jun 11, 2008 1048
Greetings from the Moon or Mars Rock May 30, 2008 1205
Fuzzy Ears V2 Rock Mar 17, 2008 1268
Mork n Mindy (updated mix) Collab Rock Nov 28, 2007 2012
Four Other Nov 9, 2007 1222
Three Rock Nov 9, 2007 1190
Two Other Nov 8, 2007 1267
One Rock Nov 8, 2007 1189
The Inside of Your Ear Other Nov 3, 2007 1297
Don't Be a Stranger Other Nov 1, 2007 1179
Mork and Mindy Rock Nov 1, 2007 1289
The Seed Other Jun 25, 2007 1339
Data Flow Other Jun 21, 2007 1285
Pudding Alternative May 27, 2007 1347
Brighter Pits Alternative May 17, 2007 1219
Ride the Fog Alternative May 17, 2007 1344
GunkBot Alternative May 15, 2007 1745
MoreOver Alternative May 13, 2007 1511
She Walked Inside Rock May 13, 2007 1846
Fine Dining Rock May 11, 2007 1378
Llano Rock Feb 16, 2007 1757
Green Valley Ska/Reggae/Dub Feb 16, 2007 1468
Skaggs V2 Collab Industrial Feb 15, 2007 1906
Cooper (Instrumental psychedelia) Rock Feb 14, 2007 1311
Skaggs (Instrumental Version) Industrial Feb 13, 2007 1504
Hwy 116 (please collab!) Rock Feb 13, 2007 1409
Skaggs (rd) Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1689
Glen Ellen Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1623
Oh Seven Alternative Jan 2, 2007 1391
Aircrash Bed Machine Other Nov 30, 2006 1490
Metal Pillow Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1776
Truffle Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1244
In Gear Alternative Sep 5, 2006 1410
War On Terror (thank you) Alternative Aug 31, 2006 1345
Hey Lucy, I'm Home Alternative Aug 26, 2006 1555
Steve Vai Metal Aug 25, 2006 1645
Spiders in Your Mind Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1361
Mortar Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1333
Anex Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1382
Late Night Snack Other Aug 3, 2006 1499
Piano Song Other Aug 3, 2006 1886
Tune It Out Alternative Aug 2, 2006 1582
Turn Out the Lights Rock Aug 1, 2006 2102
Thursday Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1366
Splinter Rock Aug 1, 2006 1492
UnEarthLy Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1825
Cheese and Bitten Ears Inspirational Aug 1, 2006 1600
Punk Crisis Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1455
Fenced In Alternative Jul 28, 2006 1788
Sprouts Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1459
Warning Siren Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1563
Home Studio Setups Jun 27, 2006 4046
An Inner Mind Alternative Jun 22, 2006 1320
I See Green Rock Jun 22, 2006 1523
Tahoe Abducted My Hero Alternative May 24, 2006 1505
Keep Inside Alternative May 24, 2006 1603
Salute to the Machine Terror Bot Alternative May 24, 2006 2139
Born Rock May 23, 2006 1311
From You Alternative May 17, 2006 1337
Last Wave Electronica May 17, 2006 1491
Tree Frog (on the ground) Alternative May 10, 2006 1401
Rogi Other Mar 31, 2006 1577
Praying For You Explicit Alternative Mar 24, 2006 1639
Down to the Top Rock Mar 24, 2006 1553
G.U.N.K. Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1663
For the Love of Humans Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1692
Taxes Alternative Mar 22, 2006 1517
El Ojo Hermoso (The Beautiful Eye) Other Mar 22, 2006 1792
Sleep In Other Mar 4, 2006 1443
Fuzzy Ears Rock Feb 24, 2006 1490
Clash of the Titans! Rock Feb 23, 2006 1477
Grrrr Other Feb 16, 2006 1429
Islands Rock Feb 16, 2006 1397
Dancing Poodle Rock Feb 15, 2006 3012
Judge Me Not Alternative Feb 15, 2006 1429
Never Looking Up Alternative Feb 14, 2006 1483
Eleanor Other Feb 14, 2006 1517
A Walk in the Dark Alternative Feb 13, 2006 1654
Freak Show Rock Feb 10, 2006 1384
Binary Love Rock Feb 10, 2006 1600
Truckstop Rodeo Rock Feb 10, 2006 1850
W3E Remix Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1455
From a Cloud Alternative Feb 9, 2006 2168
Lunch Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1527
An Idiot's Mind Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1732
Hot Dogs Collab Rock Feb 9, 2006 2655
Fencing Accident Rock Feb 8, 2006 2012
For Real Rock Feb 8, 2006 1507
Mob Attack Other Jan 13, 2006 1816
Felt Tip Marker Other Jan 13, 2006 2458
Chants Alternative Jan 13, 2006 2111

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Gunk-collab Hwy116 Rock Feb 14, 2007 1475
Midnight Drive (Music Vid) Music Videos Oct 8, 2006 4061
Late Night Snack Alternative Aug 23, 2006 1757

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