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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 1327
Zamatol Rx Rock Aug 19, 2008 1549
Pinned Again Rock Jun 11, 2008 1190
Greetings from the Moon or Mars Rock May 30, 2008 1422
Fuzzy Ears V2 Rock Mar 17, 2008 1418
Mork n Mindy (updated mix) Collab Rock Nov 28, 2007 2308
Four Other Nov 9, 2007 1348
Three Rock Nov 9, 2007 1316
Two Other Nov 8, 2007 1401
One Rock Nov 8, 2007 1307
The Inside of Your Ear Other Nov 3, 2007 1466
Don't Be a Stranger Other Nov 1, 2007 1326
Mork and Mindy Rock Nov 1, 2007 1456
The Seed Other Jun 25, 2007 1480
Data Flow Other Jun 21, 2007 1421
Pudding Alternative May 27, 2007 1508
Brighter Pits Alternative May 17, 2007 1359
Ride the Fog Alternative May 17, 2007 1484
GunkBot Alternative May 15, 2007 1888
MoreOver Alternative May 13, 2007 1672
She Walked Inside Rock May 13, 2007 2318
Fine Dining Rock May 11, 2007 1570
Llano Rock Feb 16, 2007 1959
Green Valley Ska/Reggae/Dub Feb 16, 2007 1749
Skaggs V2 Collab Industrial Feb 15, 2007 2288
Cooper (Instrumental psychedelia) Rock Feb 14, 2007 1470
Skaggs (Instrumental Version) Industrial Feb 13, 2007 1655
Hwy 116 (please collab!) Rock Feb 13, 2007 1574
Skaggs (rd) Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1881
Glen Ellen Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1830
Oh Seven Alternative Jan 2, 2007 1537
Aircrash Bed Machine Other Nov 30, 2006 1631
Metal Pillow Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1987
Truffle Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1377
In Gear Alternative Sep 5, 2006 1579
War On Terror (thank you) Alternative Aug 31, 2006 1507
Hey Lucy, I'm Home Alternative Aug 26, 2006 1819
Steve Vai Metal Aug 25, 2006 1805
Spiders in Your Mind Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1504
Mortar Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1500
Anex Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1535
Late Night Snack Other Aug 3, 2006 1655
Piano Song Other Aug 3, 2006 2126
Tune It Out Alternative Aug 2, 2006 1768
Turn Out the Lights Rock Aug 1, 2006 2375
Thursday Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1497
Splinter Rock Aug 1, 2006 1654
UnEarthLy Alternative Aug 1, 2006 2039
Cheese and Bitten Ears Inspirational Aug 1, 2006 1825
Punk Crisis Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1635
Fenced In Alternative Jul 28, 2006 2008
Sprouts Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1624
Warning Siren Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1747
Home Studio Setups Jun 27, 2006 4192
An Inner Mind Alternative Jun 22, 2006 1492
I See Green Rock Jun 22, 2006 1778
Tahoe Abducted My Hero Alternative May 24, 2006 1656
Keep Inside Alternative May 24, 2006 1761
Salute to the Machine Terror Bot Alternative May 24, 2006 2476
Born Rock May 23, 2006 1459
From You Alternative May 17, 2006 1499
Last Wave Electronica May 17, 2006 1644
Tree Frog (on the ground) Alternative May 10, 2006 1563
Rogi Other Mar 31, 2006 1732
Praying For You Explicit Alternative Mar 24, 2006 1789
Down to the Top Rock Mar 24, 2006 1711
G.U.N.K. Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1838
For the Love of Humans Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1857
Taxes Alternative Mar 22, 2006 1667
El Ojo Hermoso (The Beautiful Eye) Other Mar 22, 2006 1972
Sleep In Other Mar 4, 2006 1676
Fuzzy Ears Rock Feb 24, 2006 1675
Clash of the Titans! Rock Feb 23, 2006 1612
Grrrr Other Feb 16, 2006 1563
Islands Rock Feb 16, 2006 1558
Dancing Poodle Rock Feb 15, 2006 3335
Judge Me Not Alternative Feb 15, 2006 1565
Never Looking Up Alternative Feb 14, 2006 1654
Eleanor Other Feb 14, 2006 1654
A Walk in the Dark Alternative Feb 13, 2006 1930
Freak Show Rock Feb 10, 2006 1635
Binary Love Rock Feb 10, 2006 1782
Truckstop Rodeo Rock Feb 10, 2006 2044
W3E Remix Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1613
From a Cloud Alternative Feb 9, 2006 2506
Lunch Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1702
An Idiot's Mind Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1926
Hot Dogs Collab Rock Feb 9, 2006 2937
Fencing Accident Rock Feb 8, 2006 2238
For Real Rock Feb 8, 2006 1689
Mob Attack Other Jan 13, 2006 2021
Felt Tip Marker Other Jan 13, 2006 2736
Chants Alternative Jan 13, 2006 2407

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Gunk-collab Hwy116 Rock Feb 14, 2007 1729
Midnight Drive (Music Vid) Music Videos Oct 8, 2006 4991
Late Night Snack Alternative Aug 23, 2006 2173

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