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Jak Angelescu

Guitarist for Unknown🎸 Mother of Dragons🐉
Staff member
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  • Sep 24, 2019
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    I know many of you follow me on my Instagram page or even my band's page, so you all already know. But for those of you who don't... here's a brief story:

    Almost 4 years ago I signed up on this school, and I was pretty shitty but I had one big goal in mind, and that was to release music and improve on guitar. As my penchant for improving on this school came, I made a fuck ton of friends along the way. My guitar skills grew, these friendships grew, and many of you donated to help with my studio time. A lot of shit got in the way like blizzards closing roads down, a pandemic, not being able to find a drummer, engineer getting sick multiple times, not being able to find a male singer, and so much more.
    Through all of this, you guys continued to believe in me, my singer, our band and our vision. Not once did I get a snarky message like "Come on it's been long enough". You all understood and still supported.
    @Alicia Willis ,there was one night you messaged me after I promoted Bill's newest masterclass thing and you said "Hey honey, your followers haven't had an update in 3 months. When are you going to put that energy into your band?"
    We took your words to heart, and not even two months later we found a producer, got our male singer, I handed the reigns of being an admin to you, focused like a fucking mad lady, hired an artwork team, got logo and merch designs done and released our single.
    I guess you could say, speaking on my own behalf, is that when you messaged me that I realized people DID actually care and were still waiting. Believe me, when people believe in you, you work 10000x harder.

    If you haven't heard yet, our newest single "Purgatory" is out on all major platforms now.

    Also, my band's instagram is https://www.instagram.com/officialunknownband/ if you care to give a follow for our future releases :)

    There are a few people I'd like to personally thank...

    @Brian Haner Sr. - I texted you but I'm still saying it here. From the moment you told me to change how I held the pick all the way up the night you hung out with my singer and I and talked music for hours, you have helped us so much. Thank you for watching over us and believing in us

    @Syn Gates - You and your dad both for launching this site. This literally was where our dream and goal could finally take off. It's weird looking back at the journey I've had on your school and where I am now. Thank you for your encouraging talks, your wisdom, being a great friend and believing in us and for setting us up with Nick.

    @Millie Imber - You worked like a fucking MAD lady taking photography shots, staying up all hours of the night discussing artwork/logo/font design with us and working so amazingly with the other girls on the creative team. You helped bring our vision to life more than we ever thought. Love you so much!

    @Kye Feher - For being a crazy lady and getting down and dirty for the most insane shots! Also for believing in us, being such a huge fan and a great friend. And for taking the golden shot for our upcoming t-shirt design! You have been true since day one. So glad to have you on our creative team!

    @RoaringRowanThunderBender - You have been so supportive with our endeavors. And we can't thank you enough for joining in with the other girls and being our website designer and MY personal assistant through all of this craziness. I love you so much, and we look forward to working with you intensely in the future!

    Also to all who donated, and shared our progress, showed support and never gave up. We love you guys. Here's to the future....

    If I can do it... you can do it.

    ~Jak Angelescu
     

    Millie Imber

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    Nov 11, 2019
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    YESSSSSS!!! I've never been so excited for a release!!! You guys have absolutely smashed it, the track sounds so BADASS and you worked so damn hard to make it happen!! It was an honour to work with you guys for the art and font, I absolutely LOVED the process!! Love you guys so much! 🤘 💀 🤘
     
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    ari.mac

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  • Jul 16, 2020
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    Yesssss!!!! Congratulations to ypu ladies. That song kicks ass!!! THAT RIFF!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to hear even more of your music!!!! You are are a true inspiration🖤🖤 so fucking proud of you!!! (And congrats to the rest of the team!! And amazing team work for sure!!)
     
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    beatrix

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  • Sep 19, 2020
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    BADASS, MASTERPIECE!! literally i LOVED it. if the single was so perfect, the album will be INSANE, for sure. can’t wait to listen to it. i’m so proud of you, my biggest congratulations.🖤🖤🖤
     
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    iridecently

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  • Jun 5, 2020
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    Congrats on making your dream come true! It has been so inspiring and encouraging to follow you and the band. It makes me, as just a tiny beginner, feel like writing and making your own music is actually obtainable ♥️🤘
     
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    Brian Haner Sr.

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    Nov 11, 2019
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    Congrats, J & H!
    What a fun song! Great production and playing! The secret to a 6 minute song is to have a few surprises. Verse, chorus, solo, etc. is not enough to keep the listener engaged for 6 minutes.
    This has a wonderful breakdown at 2:20 with some triplets and interesting rhythms. Then at 2:50 more changes with some "clean" sounds to cut through and change the texture completely. Love the scream at 3:15 that launches you into a great solo. Lots of interesting techniques combined to make a super-tasty solo that TOTALLY fits the song (which I know I have talked about a lot. Don't betray the feel of your song with a bunch of notes).
    The middle section is a very satisfying musical departure from the first 2 minutes of the song. And now we're ready for another verse & chorus.
    The note choices on your solo at 4:50 are inspired. Dark and "out". Those first few notes make a very advanced musical statement. A beginner or decent player would NEVER choose those notes. Goosebump moment.
    After that, you could have just ridden the wave and faded out, but instead you added some dark voices and then a total breakdown - long chords with spoken word at the end. Very effective. Like a 6 minute movie. A definite beginning, middle, and end.
    This song did not happen by accident. It did not write itself and it did not play itself. Some serious care and work went into this. There is a shit-ton going on in this 6 minutes. I listened to it 3 times on my computer and heard something new each time. So I listened a 4th time in the studio on good speakers.
    Just. Wow!
    Stellar performances and production.
    So proud of you - and this is just the beginning!!!!
    Cheers!
    pg
     

    Alicia Willis

    Administrator
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  • Nov 11, 2019
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    If this isn’t a testament to how extraordinary this school is, then I don’t know what is.
    We have all watched you grow and blossom along your journey, and this is just the beginning!
    The single was well worth the wait and honestly has most of us craving more ! Well done Jak & Holly !
    To think it all started with this school ! I hope the big guys truly see the impact they’ve had on so many people ! 🤘🏻
     

    Daniel Sobota

    Garage band Groupie
    Nov 11, 2019
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    Congrats, J & H!
    What a fun song! Great production and playing! The secret to a 6 minute song is to have a few surprises. Verse, chorus, solo, etc. is not enough to keep the listener engaged for 6 minutes.
    This has a wonderful breakdown at 2:20 with some triplets and interesting rhythms. Then at 2:50 more changes with some "clean" sounds to cut through and change the texture completely. Love the scream at 3:15 that launches you into a great solo. Lots of interesting techniques combined to make a super-tasty solo that TOTALLY fits the song (which I know I have talked about a lot. Don't betray the feel of your song with a bunch of notes).
    The middle section is a very satisfying musical departure from the first 2 minutes of the song. And now we're ready for another verse & chorus.
    The note choices on your solo at 4:50 are inspired. Dark and "out". Those first few notes make a very advanced musical statement. A beginner or decent player would NEVER choose those notes. Goosebump moment.
    After that, you could have just ridden the wave and faded out, but instead you added some dark voices and then a total breakdown - long chords with spoken word at the end. Very effective. Like a 6 minute movie. A definite beginning, middle, and end.
    This song did not happen by accident. It did not write itself and it did not play itself. Some serious care and work went into this. There is a shit-ton going on in this 6 minutes. I listened to it 3 times on my computer and heard something new each time. So I listened a 4th time in the studio on good speakers.
    Just. Wow!
    Stellar performances and production.
    So proud of you - and this is just the beginning!!!!
    Cheers!
    pg
    Glad you mentioned that part at 2:20, I fuckin love that part too. Makes me excited every time I hear it. 7c6.jpg
     
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    William Byerley

    Hot Topic Tourer
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  • Nov 11, 2019
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    Glad you mentioned that part at 2:20, I fuckin love that part too. Makes me excited every time I hear it. View attachment 1274
    hahah that picture is huge

    It sounds nice Jak, I only heard a small part though from the link, I might have to sign up. Sounds like a lot of work, I want to be in a band too and probably have to make my own. That's a lot of stuff you mentioned I'd have to think about. Great work :D
     

    Donovan Etue

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  • Nov 11, 2019
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    hahah that picture is huge

    It sounds nice Jak, I only heard a small part though from the link, I might have to sign up. Sounds like a lot of work, I want to be in a band too and probably have to make my own. That's a lot of stuff you mentioned I'd have to think about. Great work :D
    That link was meant to be just a short tidbit as a teaser clip! The song is available to listen to on Spotify, apple music, and Itunes at the moment as far as I'm aware.
     

    William Byerley

    Hot Topic Tourer
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  • Nov 11, 2019
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    That link was meant to be just a short tidbit as a teaser clip! The song is available to listen to on Spotify, apple music, and Itunes at the moment as far as I'm aware.
    I'll try Spotify, thanks.
    Yeah, I just heard it all the way, I like that yell at like 3:50 or something, it was really long. I want to play like that too :D
     
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    Ed Seith

    Supreme Galactic Overlord
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  • Nov 11, 2019
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    You know, when you spend forever hyping something, the end result needs to blow away all expectations, including some pretty inflated ones. You guys succeeded, where Chinese Democracy fell short.

    Yeah, I said it. Y'all did better than Axl. So much meat in this song - fantastic writing, performance, arrangement, and it just SOUNDS massive. I love it, huge congratulations!!!
     
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    Gabriel Perez

    Campfire Attention Holder
  • Nov 11, 2019
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    Salt Lake City, UT
    open.spotify.com
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    I know many of you follow me on my Instagram page or even my band's page, so you all already know. But for those of you who don't... here's a brief story:

    Almost 4 years ago I signed up on this school, and I was pretty shitty but I had one big goal in mind, and that was to release music and improve on guitar. As my penchant for improving on this school came, I made a fuck ton of friends along the way. My guitar skills grew, these friendships grew, and many of you donated to help with my studio time. A lot of shit got in the way like blizzards closing roads down, a pandemic, not being able to find a drummer, engineer getting sick multiple times, not being able to find a male singer, and so much more.
    Through all of this, you guys continued to believe in me, my singer, our band and our vision. Not once did I get a snarky message like "Come on it's been long enough". You all understood and still supported.
    @Alicia Willis ,there was one night you messaged me after I promoted Bill's newest masterclass thing and you said "Hey honey, your followers haven't had an update in 3 months. When are you going to put that energy into your band?"
    We took your words to heart, and not even two months later we found a producer, got our male singer, I handed the reigns of being an admin to you, focused like a fucking mad lady, hired an artwork team, got logo and merch designs done and released our single.
    I guess you could say, speaking on my own behalf, is that when you messaged me that I realized people DID actually care and were still waiting. Believe me, when people believe in you, you work 10000x harder.

    If you haven't heard yet, our newest single "Purgatory" is out on all major platforms now.

    Also, my band's instagram is https://www.instagram.com/officialunknownband/ if you care to give a follow for our future releases :)

    There are a few people I'd like to personally thank...

    @Brian Haner Sr. - I texted you but I'm still saying it here. From the moment you told me to change how I held the pick all the way up the night you hung out with my singer and I and talked music for hours, you have helped us so much. Thank you for watching over us and believing in us

    @Syn Gates - You and your dad both for launching this site. This literally was where our dream and goal could finally take off. It's weird looking back at the journey I've had on your school and where I am now. Thank you for your encouraging talks, your wisdom, being a great friend and believing in us and for setting us up with Nick.

    @Millie Imber - You worked like a fucking MAD lady taking photography shots, staying up all hours of the night discussing artwork/logo/font design with us and working so amazingly with the other girls on the creative team. You helped bring our vision to life more than we ever thought. Love you so much!

    @Kye Feher - For being a crazy lady and getting down and dirty for the most insane shots! Also for believing in us, being such a huge fan and a great friend. And for taking the golden shot for our upcoming t-shirt design! You have been true since day one. So glad to have you on our creative team!

    @RoaringRowanThunderBender - You have been so supportive with our endeavors. And we can't thank you enough for joining in with the other girls and being our website designer and MY personal assistant through all of this craziness. I love you so much, and we look forward to working with you intensely in the future!

    Also to all who donated, and shared our progress, showed support and never gave up. We love you guys. Here's to the future....

    If I can do it... you can do it.

    ~Jak Angelescu
    YESSSSSSSSSS
     
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