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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 1319
Zamatol Rx Rock Aug 19, 2008 1529
Pinned Again Rock Jun 11, 2008 1185
Greetings from the Moon or Mars Rock May 30, 2008 1413
Fuzzy Ears V2 Rock Mar 17, 2008 1411
Mork n Mindy (updated mix) Collab Rock Nov 28, 2007 2296
Four Other Nov 9, 2007 1344
Three Rock Nov 9, 2007 1308
Two Other Nov 8, 2007 1397
One Rock Nov 8, 2007 1302
The Inside of Your Ear Other Nov 3, 2007 1460
Don't Be a Stranger Other Nov 1, 2007 1315
Mork and Mindy Rock Nov 1, 2007 1448
The Seed Other Jun 25, 2007 1475
Data Flow Other Jun 21, 2007 1414
Pudding Alternative May 27, 2007 1498
Brighter Pits Alternative May 17, 2007 1355
Ride the Fog Alternative May 17, 2007 1480
GunkBot Alternative May 15, 2007 1879
MoreOver Alternative May 13, 2007 1664
She Walked Inside Rock May 13, 2007 2287
Fine Dining Rock May 11, 2007 1565
Llano Rock Feb 16, 2007 1950
Green Valley Ska/Reggae/Dub Feb 16, 2007 1738
Skaggs V2 Collab Industrial Feb 15, 2007 2268
Cooper (Instrumental psychedelia) Rock Feb 14, 2007 1464
Skaggs (Instrumental Version) Industrial Feb 13, 2007 1650
Hwy 116 (please collab!) Rock Feb 13, 2007 1567
Skaggs (rd) Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1877
Glen Ellen Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1822
Oh Seven Alternative Jan 2, 2007 1529
Aircrash Bed Machine Other Nov 30, 2006 1620
Metal Pillow Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1979
Truffle Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1367
In Gear Alternative Sep 5, 2006 1568
War On Terror (thank you) Alternative Aug 31, 2006 1495
Hey Lucy, I'm Home Alternative Aug 26, 2006 1806
Steve Vai Metal Aug 25, 2006 1792
Spiders in Your Mind Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1492
Mortar Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1494
Anex Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1529
Late Night Snack Other Aug 3, 2006 1645
Piano Song Other Aug 3, 2006 2110
Tune It Out Alternative Aug 2, 2006 1760
Turn Out the Lights Rock Aug 1, 2006 2362
Thursday Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1490
Splinter Rock Aug 1, 2006 1646
UnEarthLy Alternative Aug 1, 2006 2030
Cheese and Bitten Ears Inspirational Aug 1, 2006 1815
Punk Crisis Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1620
Fenced In Alternative Jul 28, 2006 1993
Sprouts Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1615
Warning Siren Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1731
Home Studio Setups Jun 27, 2006 4180
An Inner Mind Alternative Jun 22, 2006 1487
I See Green Rock Jun 22, 2006 1774
Tahoe Abducted My Hero Alternative May 24, 2006 1650
Keep Inside Alternative May 24, 2006 1753
Salute to the Machine Terror Bot Alternative May 24, 2006 2461
Born Rock May 23, 2006 1454
From You Alternative May 17, 2006 1489
Last Wave Electronica May 17, 2006 1632
Tree Frog (on the ground) Alternative May 10, 2006 1552
Rogi Other Mar 31, 2006 1728
Praying For You Explicit Alternative Mar 24, 2006 1784
Down to the Top Rock Mar 24, 2006 1707
G.U.N.K. Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1828
For the Love of Humans Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1852
Taxes Alternative Mar 22, 2006 1657
El Ojo Hermoso (The Beautiful Eye) Other Mar 22, 2006 1960
Sleep In Other Mar 4, 2006 1670
Fuzzy Ears Rock Feb 24, 2006 1667
Clash of the Titans! Rock Feb 23, 2006 1606
Grrrr Other Feb 16, 2006 1557
Islands Rock Feb 16, 2006 1546
Dancing Poodle Rock Feb 15, 2006 3312
Judge Me Not Alternative Feb 15, 2006 1561
Never Looking Up Alternative Feb 14, 2006 1645
Eleanor Other Feb 14, 2006 1649
A Walk in the Dark Alternative Feb 13, 2006 1918
Freak Show Rock Feb 10, 2006 1625
Binary Love Rock Feb 10, 2006 1773
Truckstop Rodeo Rock Feb 10, 2006 2033
W3E Remix Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1602
From a Cloud Alternative Feb 9, 2006 2490
Lunch Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1688
An Idiot's Mind Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1918
Hot Dogs Collab Rock Feb 9, 2006 2926
Fencing Accident Rock Feb 8, 2006 2226
For Real Rock Feb 8, 2006 1675
Mob Attack Other Jan 13, 2006 2012
Felt Tip Marker Other Jan 13, 2006 2718
Chants Alternative Jan 13, 2006 2391

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Gunk-collab Hwy116 Rock Feb 14, 2007 1712
Midnight Drive (Music Vid) Music Videos Oct 8, 2006 4944
Late Night Snack Alternative Aug 23, 2006 2154

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