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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 1370
Zamatol Rx Rock Aug 19, 2008 1606
Pinned Again Rock Jun 11, 2008 1217
Greetings from the Moon or Mars Rock May 30, 2008 1465
Fuzzy Ears V2 Rock Mar 17, 2008 1438
Mork n Mindy (updated mix) Collab Rock Nov 28, 2007 2354
Four Other Nov 9, 2007 1375
Three Rock Nov 9, 2007 1355
Two Other Nov 8, 2007 1429
One Rock Nov 8, 2007 1346
The Inside of Your Ear Other Nov 3, 2007 1491
Don't Be a Stranger Other Nov 1, 2007 1357
Mork and Mindy Rock Nov 1, 2007 1507
The Seed Other Jun 25, 2007 1505
Data Flow Other Jun 21, 2007 1446
Pudding Alternative May 27, 2007 1531
Brighter Pits Alternative May 17, 2007 1385
Ride the Fog Alternative May 17, 2007 1503
GunkBot Alternative May 15, 2007 1915
MoreOver Alternative May 13, 2007 1706
She Walked Inside Rock May 13, 2007 2372
Fine Dining Rock May 11, 2007 1596
Llano Rock Feb 16, 2007 1993
Green Valley Ska/Reggae/Dub Feb 16, 2007 1780
Skaggs V2 Collab Industrial Feb 15, 2007 2407
Cooper (Instrumental psychedelia) Rock Feb 14, 2007 1504
Skaggs (Instrumental Version) Industrial Feb 13, 2007 1676
Hwy 116 (please collab!) Rock Feb 13, 2007 1597
Skaggs (rd) Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1914
Glen Ellen Industrial Feb 10, 2007 1859
Oh Seven Alternative Jan 2, 2007 1569
Aircrash Bed Machine Other Nov 30, 2006 1659
Metal Pillow Alternative Sep 7, 2006 2065
Truffle Alternative Sep 7, 2006 1407
In Gear Alternative Sep 5, 2006 1626
War On Terror (thank you) Alternative Aug 31, 2006 1571
Hey Lucy, I'm Home Alternative Aug 26, 2006 1852
Steve Vai Metal Aug 25, 2006 1845
Spiders in Your Mind Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1528
Mortar Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1526
Anex Alternative Aug 25, 2006 1562
Late Night Snack Other Aug 3, 2006 1697
Piano Song Other Aug 3, 2006 2177
Tune It Out Alternative Aug 2, 2006 1799
Turn Out the Lights Rock Aug 1, 2006 2413
Thursday Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1525
Splinter Rock Aug 1, 2006 1696
UnEarthLy Alternative Aug 1, 2006 2065
Cheese and Bitten Ears Inspirational Aug 1, 2006 1855
Punk Crisis Alternative Aug 1, 2006 1671
Fenced In Alternative Jul 28, 2006 2051
Sprouts Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1659
Warning Siren Alternative Jul 27, 2006 1779
Home Studio Setups Jun 27, 2006 4218
An Inner Mind Alternative Jun 22, 2006 1525
I See Green Rock Jun 22, 2006 1801
Tahoe Abducted My Hero Alternative May 24, 2006 1683
Keep Inside Alternative May 24, 2006 1790
Salute to the Machine Terror Bot Alternative May 24, 2006 2528
Born Rock May 23, 2006 1491
From You Alternative May 17, 2006 1531
Last Wave Electronica May 17, 2006 1679
Tree Frog (on the ground) Alternative May 10, 2006 1586
Rogi Other Mar 31, 2006 1772
Praying For You Explicit Alternative Mar 24, 2006 1826
Down to the Top Rock Mar 24, 2006 1745
G.U.N.K. Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1866
For the Love of Humans Alternative Mar 23, 2006 1889
Taxes Alternative Mar 22, 2006 1696
El Ojo Hermoso (The Beautiful Eye) Other Mar 22, 2006 2021
Sleep In Other Mar 4, 2006 1713
Fuzzy Ears Rock Feb 24, 2006 1701
Clash of the Titans! Rock Feb 23, 2006 1647
Grrrr Other Feb 16, 2006 1588
Islands Rock Feb 16, 2006 1583
Dancing Poodle Rock Feb 15, 2006 3383
Judge Me Not Alternative Feb 15, 2006 1597
Never Looking Up Alternative Feb 14, 2006 1681
Eleanor Other Feb 14, 2006 1682
A Walk in the Dark Alternative Feb 13, 2006 1969
Freak Show Rock Feb 10, 2006 1658
Binary Love Rock Feb 10, 2006 1797
Truckstop Rodeo Rock Feb 10, 2006 2071
W3E Remix Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1640
From a Cloud Alternative Feb 9, 2006 2556
Lunch Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1736
An Idiot's Mind Alternative Feb 9, 2006 1958
Hot Dogs Collab Rock Feb 9, 2006 2996
Fencing Accident Rock Feb 8, 2006 2274
For Real Rock Feb 8, 2006 1721
Mob Attack Other Jan 13, 2006 2053
Felt Tip Marker Other Jan 13, 2006 2790
Chants Alternative Jan 13, 2006 2447

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Gunk-collab Hwy116 Rock Feb 14, 2007 1763
Midnight Drive (Music Vid) Music Videos Oct 8, 2006 5199
Late Night Snack Alternative Aug 23, 2006 2260

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