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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 1250
Zamatol Rx Rock Aug 19, 2008 1446
Pinned Again Rock Jun 11, 2008 1147
Greetings from the Moon or Mars Rock May 30, 2008 1317
Fuzzy Ears V2 Rock Mar 17, 2008 1375
Mork n Mindy (updated mix) Collab Rock Nov 28, 2007 2161
Four Other Nov 9, 2007 1310
Three Rock Nov 9, 2007 1274
Two Other Nov 8, 2007 1367
One Rock Nov 8, 2007 1264
The Inside of Your Ear Other Nov 3, 2007 1410
Don't Be a Stranger Other Nov 1, 2007 1275
Mork and Mindy Rock Nov 1, 2007 1401
The Seed Other Jun 25, 2007 1440
Data Flow Other Jun 21, 2007 1385
Pudding Alternative May 27, 2007 1448
Brighter Pits Alternative May 17, 2007 1319
Ride the Fog Alternative May 17, 2007 1436
GunkBot Alternative May 15, 2007 1845
MoreOver Alternative May 13, 2007 1607
She Walked Inside Rock May 13, 2007 2179
Fine Dining Rock May 11, 2007 1527
Llano Rock Feb 16, 2007 1888
Green Valley Ska/Reggae/Dub Feb 16, 2007 1559
Skaggs V2 Collab Industrial Feb 15, 2007 2088
Cooper (Instrumental psychedelia) Rock Feb 14, 2007 1409
Skaggs (Instrumental Version) Industrial Feb 13, 2007 1608
Hwy 116 (please collab!) Rock Feb 13, 2007 1517
Skaggs (rd) Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1813
Glen Ellen Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1761
Oh Seven Alternative Jan 2, 2007 1478
Aircrash Bed Machine Other Nov 30, 2006 1576
Metal Pillow Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1900
Truffle Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1328
In Gear Alternative Sep 5, 2006 1510
War On Terror (thank you) Alternative Aug 31, 2006 1448
Hey Lucy, I'm Home Alternative Aug 26, 2006 1747
Steve Vai Metal Aug 25, 2006 1742
Spiders in Your Mind Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1462
Mortar Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1447
Anex Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1483
Late Night Snack Other Aug 3, 2006 1602
Piano Song Other Aug 3, 2006 2011
Tune It Out Alternative Aug 2, 2006 1694
Turn Out the Lights Rock Aug 1, 2006 2249
Thursday Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1462
Splinter Rock Aug 1, 2006 1601
UnEarthLy Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1963
Cheese and Bitten Ears Inspirational Aug 1, 2006 1722
Punk Crisis Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1564
Fenced In Alternative Jul 28, 2006 1911
Sprouts Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1565
Warning Siren Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1674
Home Studio Setups Jun 27, 2006 4129
An Inner Mind Alternative Jun 22, 2006 1419
I See Green Rock Jun 22, 2006 1672
Tahoe Abducted My Hero Alternative May 24, 2006 1607
Keep Inside Alternative May 24, 2006 1695
Salute to the Machine Terror Bot Alternative May 24, 2006 2337
Born Rock May 23, 2006 1412
From You Alternative May 17, 2006 1435
Last Wave Electronica May 17, 2006 1594
Tree Frog (on the ground) Alternative May 10, 2006 1482
Rogi Other Mar 31, 2006 1677
Praying For You Explicit Alternative Mar 24, 2006 1746
Down to the Top Rock Mar 24, 2006 1662
G.U.N.K. Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1778
For the Love of Humans Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1805
Taxes Alternative Mar 22, 2006 1609
El Ojo Hermoso (The Beautiful Eye) Other Mar 22, 2006 1895
Sleep In Other Mar 4, 2006 1543
Fuzzy Ears Rock Feb 24, 2006 1583
Clash of the Titans! Rock Feb 23, 2006 1566
Grrrr Other Feb 16, 2006 1531
Islands Rock Feb 16, 2006 1500
Dancing Poodle Rock Feb 15, 2006 3222
Judge Me Not Alternative Feb 15, 2006 1519
Never Looking Up Alternative Feb 14, 2006 1592
Eleanor Other Feb 14, 2006 1615
A Walk in the Dark Alternative Feb 13, 2006 1752
Freak Show Rock Feb 10, 2006 1482
Binary Love Rock Feb 10, 2006 1719
Truckstop Rodeo Rock Feb 10, 2006 1971
W3E Remix Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1567
From a Cloud Alternative Feb 9, 2006 2385
Lunch Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1666
An Idiot's Mind Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1853
Hot Dogs Collab Rock Feb 9, 2006 2800
Fencing Accident Rock Feb 8, 2006 2148
For Real Rock Feb 8, 2006 1619
Mob Attack Other Jan 13, 2006 1936
Felt Tip Marker Other Jan 13, 2006 2593
Chants Alternative Jan 13, 2006 2264

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Gunk-collab Hwy116 Rock Feb 14, 2007 1642
Midnight Drive (Music Vid) Music Videos Oct 8, 2006 4517
Late Night Snack Alternative Aug 23, 2006 2016

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