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
Sonoma Wire Work's RiffWorks
PropellerHead's Reason 3
Fender Jazz Bass
Line 6 Variax
Long Horn Bass with big flat wound strings
M-Audio Axiom 25
Dishes, glasses and coins
PreSonus Firebox, Toneport, Mbox, FastTrack USB (what a great interface!)
A few more, but whatever
Cheapy Eurorack Mixer
Audio-Technica AT2020 Condenser Mic
Audio-Technica PRO4L Dynamic Mic (b
M-Audio BX5a powered monitors
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!
|Always looking to collab on out-of-the-box projects||June 26, 2007|
|Gunk-collab Hwy116||Rock||Feb 14, 2007||1652|
|Midnight Drive (Music Vid)||Music Videos||Oct 8, 2006||4590|
|Late Night Snack||Alternative||Aug 23, 2006||2046|
|Into the Flow||Filmscorz||Jazz||2167|
|Saxonburg Blues||Matt Granz [+1]||Country||2808|
|Your Rose Tint Color||Matt Granz [+1]||Rock||3907|
|Happy Birthday GUNK!!||Filmscorz||World||2261|
|For Better or Worse||Baboon [+1]||Rock||3014|
|(Your So) Fast||zallaz||Rock||2400|
|LOVE BOMB!!!||itiswotitis [+1]||Dance||3520|
|In Another Life (featuring Mystified)||Matt Granz [+2]||Alternative||3738|
|Now Right Now||Matt Granz [+2]||Punk||3973|
|Mars Attack||ponkey [+1]||Surf||3859|
|Sister Moon and the Paper Joon (oh-no)||Matt Granz||Rock||3169|