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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 1103
Zamatol Rx Rock Aug 19, 2008 1254
Pinned Again Rock Jun 11, 2008 1039
Greetings from the Moon or Mars Rock May 30, 2008 1196
Fuzzy Ears V2 Rock Mar 17, 2008 1256
Mork n Mindy (updated mix) Collab Rock Nov 28, 2007 1996
Four Other Nov 9, 2007 1215
Three Rock Nov 9, 2007 1185
Two Other Nov 8, 2007 1259
One Rock Nov 8, 2007 1179
The Inside of Your Ear Other Nov 3, 2007 1290
Don't Be a Stranger Other Nov 1, 2007 1169
Mork and Mindy Rock Nov 1, 2007 1277
The Seed Other Jun 25, 2007 1326
Data Flow Other Jun 21, 2007 1275
Pudding Alternative May 27, 2007 1337
Brighter Pits Alternative May 17, 2007 1209
Ride the Fog Alternative May 17, 2007 1330
GunkBot Alternative May 15, 2007 1735
MoreOver Alternative May 13, 2007 1502
She Walked Inside Rock May 13, 2007 1832
Fine Dining Rock May 11, 2007 1358
Llano Rock Feb 16, 2007 1746
Green Valley Ska/Reggae/Dub Feb 16, 2007 1454
Skaggs V2 Collab Industrial Feb 15, 2007 1895
Cooper (Instrumental psychedelia) Rock Feb 14, 2007 1299
Skaggs (Instrumental Version) Industrial Feb 13, 2007 1497
Hwy 116 (please collab!) Rock Feb 13, 2007 1396
Skaggs (rd) Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1679
Glen Ellen Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1608
Oh Seven Alternative Jan 2, 2007 1379
Aircrash Bed Machine Other Nov 30, 2006 1473
Metal Pillow Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1757
Truffle Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1240
In Gear Alternative Sep 5, 2006 1400
War On Terror (thank you) Alternative Aug 31, 2006 1337
Hey Lucy, I'm Home Alternative Aug 26, 2006 1542
Steve Vai Metal Aug 25, 2006 1636
Spiders in Your Mind Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1347
Mortar Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1323
Anex Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1371
Late Night Snack Other Aug 3, 2006 1489
Piano Song Other Aug 3, 2006 1874
Tune It Out Alternative Aug 2, 2006 1574
Turn Out the Lights Rock Aug 1, 2006 2093
Thursday Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1357
Splinter Rock Aug 1, 2006 1480
UnEarthLy Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1812
Cheese and Bitten Ears Inspirational Aug 1, 2006 1590
Punk Crisis Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1440
Fenced In Alternative Jul 28, 2006 1774
Sprouts Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1449
Warning Siren Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1549
Home Studio Setups Jun 27, 2006 4036
An Inner Mind Alternative Jun 22, 2006 1306
I See Green Rock Jun 22, 2006 1511
Tahoe Abducted My Hero Alternative May 24, 2006 1497
Keep Inside Alternative May 24, 2006 1588
Salute to the Machine Terror Bot Alternative May 24, 2006 2112
Born Rock May 23, 2006 1296
From You Alternative May 17, 2006 1324
Last Wave Electronica May 17, 2006 1483
Tree Frog (on the ground) Alternative May 10, 2006 1395
Rogi Other Mar 31, 2006 1567
Praying For You Explicit Alternative Mar 24, 2006 1631
Down to the Top Rock Mar 24, 2006 1539
G.U.N.K. Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1654
For the Love of Humans Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1677
Taxes Alternative Mar 22, 2006 1506
El Ojo Hermoso (The Beautiful Eye) Other Mar 22, 2006 1781
Sleep In Other Mar 4, 2006 1437
Fuzzy Ears Rock Feb 24, 2006 1482
Clash of the Titans! Rock Feb 23, 2006 1465
Grrrr Other Feb 16, 2006 1417
Islands Rock Feb 16, 2006 1386
Dancing Poodle Rock Feb 15, 2006 2997
Judge Me Not Alternative Feb 15, 2006 1420
Never Looking Up Alternative Feb 14, 2006 1476
Eleanor Other Feb 14, 2006 1508
A Walk in the Dark Alternative Feb 13, 2006 1642
Freak Show Rock Feb 10, 2006 1375
Binary Love Rock Feb 10, 2006 1589
Truckstop Rodeo Rock Feb 10, 2006 1841
W3E Remix Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1443
From a Cloud Alternative Feb 9, 2006 2147
Lunch Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1470
An Idiot's Mind Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1719
Hot Dogs Collab Rock Feb 9, 2006 2637
Fencing Accident Rock Feb 8, 2006 2003
For Real Rock Feb 8, 2006 1499
Mob Attack Other Jan 13, 2006 1798
Felt Tip Marker Other Jan 13, 2006 2446
Chants Alternative Jan 13, 2006 2097

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Gunk-collab Hwy116 Rock Feb 14, 2007 1453
Midnight Drive (Music Vid) Music Videos Oct 8, 2006 4013
Late Night Snack Alternative Aug 23, 2006 1739

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