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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 1336
Zamatol Rx Rock Aug 19, 2008 1568
Pinned Again Rock Jun 11, 2008 1194
Greetings from the Moon or Mars Rock May 30, 2008 1435
Fuzzy Ears V2 Rock Mar 17, 2008 1421
Mork n Mindy (updated mix) Collab Rock Nov 28, 2007 2318
Four Other Nov 9, 2007 1356
Three Rock Nov 9, 2007 1332
Two Other Nov 8, 2007 1411
One Rock Nov 8, 2007 1323
The Inside of Your Ear Other Nov 3, 2007 1476
Don't Be a Stranger Other Nov 1, 2007 1336
Mork and Mindy Rock Nov 1, 2007 1469
The Seed Other Jun 25, 2007 1490
Data Flow Other Jun 21, 2007 1428
Pudding Alternative May 27, 2007 1514
Brighter Pits Alternative May 17, 2007 1365
Ride the Fog Alternative May 17, 2007 1490
GunkBot Alternative May 15, 2007 1893
MoreOver Alternative May 13, 2007 1687
She Walked Inside Rock May 13, 2007 2344
Fine Dining Rock May 11, 2007 1578
Llano Rock Feb 16, 2007 1972
Green Valley Ska/Reggae/Dub Feb 16, 2007 1755
Skaggs V2 Collab Industrial Feb 15, 2007 2317
Cooper (Instrumental psychedelia) Rock Feb 14, 2007 1486
Skaggs (Instrumental Version) Industrial Feb 13, 2007 1666
Hwy 116 (please collab!) Rock Feb 13, 2007 1581
Skaggs (rd) Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1895
Glen Ellen Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1836
Oh Seven Alternative Jan 2, 2007 1545
Aircrash Bed Machine Other Nov 30, 2006 1636
Metal Pillow Alternative Sep 7, 2006 2006
Truffle Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1385
In Gear Alternative Sep 5, 2006 1588
War On Terror (thank you) Alternative Aug 31, 2006 1514
Hey Lucy, I'm Home Alternative Aug 26, 2006 1829
Steve Vai Metal Aug 25, 2006 1813
Spiders in Your Mind Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1508
Mortar Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1509
Anex Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1542
Late Night Snack Other Aug 3, 2006 1666
Piano Song Other Aug 3, 2006 2142
Tune It Out Alternative Aug 2, 2006 1776
Turn Out the Lights Rock Aug 1, 2006 2388
Thursday Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1510
Splinter Rock Aug 1, 2006 1668
UnEarthLy Alternative Aug 1, 2006 2045
Cheese and Bitten Ears Inspirational Aug 1, 2006 1830
Punk Crisis Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1645
Fenced In Alternative Jul 28, 2006 2020
Sprouts Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1636
Warning Siren Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1758
Home Studio Setups Jun 27, 2006 4200
An Inner Mind Alternative Jun 22, 2006 1506
I See Green Rock Jun 22, 2006 1787
Tahoe Abducted My Hero Alternative May 24, 2006 1664
Keep Inside Alternative May 24, 2006 1772
Salute to the Machine Terror Bot Alternative May 24, 2006 2492
Born Rock May 23, 2006 1469
From You Alternative May 17, 2006 1506
Last Wave Electronica May 17, 2006 1657
Tree Frog (on the ground) Alternative May 10, 2006 1569
Rogi Other Mar 31, 2006 1745
Praying For You Explicit Alternative Mar 24, 2006 1803
Down to the Top Rock Mar 24, 2006 1724
G.U.N.K. Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1846
For the Love of Humans Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1866
Taxes Alternative Mar 22, 2006 1674
El Ojo Hermoso (The Beautiful Eye) Other Mar 22, 2006 1991
Sleep In Other Mar 4, 2006 1686
Fuzzy Ears Rock Feb 24, 2006 1682
Clash of the Titans! Rock Feb 23, 2006 1620
Grrrr Other Feb 16, 2006 1570
Islands Rock Feb 16, 2006 1567
Dancing Poodle Rock Feb 15, 2006 3352
Judge Me Not Alternative Feb 15, 2006 1577
Never Looking Up Alternative Feb 14, 2006 1661
Eleanor Other Feb 14, 2006 1660
A Walk in the Dark Alternative Feb 13, 2006 1938
Freak Show Rock Feb 10, 2006 1643
Binary Love Rock Feb 10, 2006 1786
Truckstop Rodeo Rock Feb 10, 2006 2051
W3E Remix Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1618
From a Cloud Alternative Feb 9, 2006 2520
Lunch Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1706
An Idiot's Mind Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1935
Hot Dogs Collab Rock Feb 9, 2006 2955
Fencing Accident Rock Feb 8, 2006 2258
For Real Rock Feb 8, 2006 1697
Mob Attack Other Jan 13, 2006 2032
Felt Tip Marker Other Jan 13, 2006 2747
Chants Alternative Jan 13, 2006 2414

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Gunk-collab Hwy116 Rock Feb 14, 2007 1738
Midnight Drive (Music Vid) Music Videos Oct 8, 2006 5051
Late Night Snack Alternative Aug 23, 2006 2187

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