the artist formerly known as lakes

Reviews 19
Approval 76%

Soundoffs 78
News Articles 10
Band Edits + Tags 73
Album Edits 123

Album Ratings 672
Objectivity 72%

Last Active 05-21-14 10:31 pm
Joined 10-22-09

Forum Posts 123
Review Comments 26,298

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  • YakNips **** i totally forgot but ive been meaning to. i will soon i promise!
    June 19 10:48 PM
  • YakNips im jamming our split for the first time in forever and omg it is so swag
    June 17 09:22 PM
  • ethos SERIOUSLY nice stuff though, like i've listened to it at least twice now without being completely bored out of my mind/wanting to instantly "x" so that definitely marks some progress. Like A Fool, Hurt for Love and All In Your Head are prob the strongest tracks for me, lmao you did some changes to Mistakes huh? i dig it, and ephemeral sounds a bit similar to the respiration vibe/riff in swans' oxygen! just a lil more pleasant (=w=)
    May 20 06:15 PM
  • ethos left so much more of an impression on me than all your other releases, great job
    May 20 05:55 PM
  • YakNips shiiiiiet nigga gonna listen in the shower
    May 18 02:42 PM
  • ethos
    May 10 11:53 PM
  • sixdegrees lmao
    May 10 03:16 PM
  • sixdegrees older than old lmao
    May 10 03:14 PM
  • Cygnatti Das why I said disproportionately. :D
    May 7 08:46 AM
  • Cygnatti your 5s and 4.5s are disproportionately awesomesauce :]
    May 5 11:29 PM
  • barcafan21 lol i just came back how you been?
    May 3 10:17 PM
  • barcafan21 hey
    April 29 06:19 PM
  • YakNips I've been pretty good dude, how have you been?
    April 21 03:16 PM
  • Cygnatti thank god. :/
    April 20 09:11 PM
  • Cygnatti omfg wtf maaaaaaaaan
    April 20 08:36 PM
  • Cygnatti what's up with medaisnobs? how come I can't go on it? :/
    April 20 08:34 PM
  • ethos wow, i don't know why i didn't reply to your link earlier. i've been keeping up with your stuff!! whether you know it or not hehe - good song nice job but idk the gutar looping is sorta redundant especially in switches (piano entrance from :39 is gorgeous though in the chorus and how you dropped the guitar loop lol i felt as though it was kinda overbearing so enjoyed hearing that)
    April 17 11:58 PM
  • Havey i still enjoy your stuff (mostly cause im an idiot) and this is your best yet, but yeah Better was a definite highlight didn't keep track of all the song titles though so i couldn't name the lowlights (think eternally yours was one but that could be because of the incredibly gay title), is ephemeral going to be on the next one because that one i really like
    March 23 09:56 PM
  • Havey thumbs up for being able to make an 8 minute song without it even becoming boring
    March 23 08:38 PM
  • Kman418 limp bizkit x sublime
    March 22 02:27 AM
  • Havey link me your latest album again i don't think i ever listened to it, i have way more free time now
    March 22 01:48 AM
  • Havey she is the best human ever made
    March 22 01:46 AM
  • sixdegrees nice I found you too:
    March 15 08:31 PM
  • YakNips Will do dude. When I have the money/time
    February 17 01:42 PM
  • YakNips How's this? Also what colour tapes would you prefer? I got some releases I gotta take care of before I get to yours but Ill get on it as soon as I can
    February 17 11:56 AM
  • YakNips Do you mind if I design the artwork just for the tape?
    February 17 11:42 AM
  • YakNips I know what you mean dude. Its been months since Ive even bothered to record anything. Did you see my shout about putting your self-titled on tape?
    February 17 11:33 AM
  • YakNips I thought it was pretty good but I still prefer your self-titled
    February 17 11:27 AM
  • Cygnatti GD?
    February 15 09:51 PM
  • Cygnatti evidently you have a much more exciting life than I
    February 15 09:45 PM
  • Cygnatti what's wrong with you?
    February 15 09:44 PM
  • Kman418 i don't even blog about feminism or sjw stuff ever like 95% of my blog is just dogs and pretty pictures and music and stupid humor
    February 15 08:53 PM
  • Kman418 yes but why would i give it to you exactly
    February 15 07:31 PM
  • bach lol
    February 15 06:55 PM
  • YakNips I would actually love to do your self-titled, but I got a lot of releases I gotta do first. Also do you have any covers that work work better for a cassette tape case?
    February 15 03:30 PM
  • YakNips Listening now. Is that for our ambient split thing? Also you know I started a label right?
    February 15 03:02 PM
  • Cygnatti easily
    February 1 11:53 PM
  • Cygnatti What's that? :x
    January 28 09:25 PM
  • Cygnatti nah, I'm pretty okay. me no longer denying this as something that's really a part of me has felt neither liberating or really interesting in any way. it's like nothing has ever changed, but I guess that's bc in reality, nothing did.
    January 28 04:24 PM
  • Cygnatti nope, **** you for even suggesting that.
    January 28 09:14 AM
  • Kman418 a lot of the time i think games of that nature can be boring but stanely is soooo much better than most of them. it's not interactive in the way games conventionally are but just the way it ****s with your mind an makes you question everything you're doing makes it v interactive. like even if you're not really interested in it as a game persay i'd at least watch a silent play through or something because even if it doesn't function as the kind of game you'd like its a super interesting experienc
    January 24 02:19 PM
  • Kman418 i want you to take a moment to appreciate that if you actually seriously meant half the things you said in that thread then you're actually approaching cod mountain dew angry 12 yr old with mic levels of basic
    January 24 10:41 AM
  • Kman418 cinaedus01.22.14[Report this Post] amnesia: the cock descent / a machine for fags ya alright
    January 23 10:51 AM
  • Kman418 do u actually still think trolling is relevant in 2014
    January 23 12:26 AM
  • Cygnatti it feels like ur trying to say something!
    January 18 11:47 PM
  • Atari hello
    January 15 07:12 PM
  • Cygnatti Ur just not in cool kids table. Sry lakie. But hey, he digs ur music! ^_^
    January 14 11:05 PM
  • Cygnatti I used to have "something" like that when I was younger, but I never did anything with it because I had "those bursts of creativity" but never had the skill or memory (or money) to record any of it. and yeah, I dug it. I could easily tell it was a demo tho. the songwriting was very unrefined.
    January 13 10:14 PM
  • Cygnatti that's very odd, lakie. b/c I be lookin' at ur musik, and then I be lookin' at the threadz you be commenting on, and I'm like "um, where the s*** is this coming from?" not to say that it's bad, just to say that it's very bizarre.
    January 13 10:08 PM
  • Cygnatti wut do u think, niqqa?
    January 13 09:27 PM
  • Cygnatti wut r ur influences, lakie?
    January 13 01:04 PM
  • bach It's antwon mayne. Check his album End of Earth I think you'd like it
    January 8 08:44 PM
  • bach I'll whiteknight yo' ass and i wont be no surprise neither
    January 8 04:03 PM
  • ethos
    January 7 10:59 PM
  • ethos u bad boy
    January 7 10:52 PM
  • Havey that was nice i liked that
    January 7 10:34 PM
  • ethos xDDDD and it's your best song for sure, your admiration for it is well deserved - keep doing whatever you're doing, STAY POSITIVE and jam arthur russell
    January 7 10:04 PM
    January 7 09:39 PM
  • ethos keep it up though, i just bought a keyboard yesterday gonna grind on this s*** every night after the job like 07 runescape let's take some selfies for the cover art and post a sick collab in the database a multitude of 2.0 ratings for days
    January 7 09:38 PM
  • ethos i wish we knew each other outside of sputnik, so i could talk to you about it more. i don't like criticizing/analyzing songs too much in text :" ( prefer that kinda stuff in person, way easier to replay over and over again to describe what im trying to get across in more detail
    January 7 09:35 PM
  • ethos that line you drop wayyyy in the back of the :49 mark is 2 n1c3, your vocals have improved a ton too.. not as initially offsetting as they were before, digging the progression of the song seems like you're able to translate thoughts to your instrument way more effortlessly. definite improvement, RESPECT
    January 7 09:30 PM
  • ethos dude
    January 7 08:40 PM
  • ethos omfg and my sennheiser ie80s come in today along with fiio E7 DAC and MY NEW CRYSTAL BLUEEE CABLE this is DESTINY for us both, im so exciteddddddddddd :D
    January 6 01:52 PM
  • ethos at work \\ no headphones to LISTEN right now but i'll tell ya what i think when i get home!!!
    January 6 01:51 PM
  • YakNips Yeah that should fit in perfect, just kind of Swans meets Godspeed meets Brain Eno meets Lustmord type deal
    December 27 11:30 PM
  • YakNips Alright that sounds good to me
    December 27 11:10 PM
  • TheNexus100 yeah i was thinking about doing that at some point. Me and my brother just started baldurs gate though, if I like that Im gonna finish the series and then possibly play wizardry or deus ex
    December 27 09:20 AM
  • YakNips Nevermind, we're doing 15 minutes worth. Me and Big Nig already have our sides done, when do you think you'll have 15 minutes of ambient/dark-ambient music ready?
    December 27 04:38 AM
  • ethos LMAO sadistik will never die, i see havey introduced you to the rhody1
    December 27 02:11 AM
  • ethos dude how are you LAKES, haven't seen you in a good minute. writing some near KILLER material i would hope??/? ? ? oh and how's the youtube career coming along
    December 27 02:10 AM
  • YakNips Idk just 6-7 minutes worth
    December 26 08:00 PM
  • YakNips Also here is the song I'm gonna use if you want to hear it
    December 26 04:21 PM
  • YakNips Yeah I heard you're newest song, I liked it a lot :3
    December 26 04:14 PM
  • YakNips Also I'm doing an ambient split with Frippertronics, let me know if you want to make it a 3-way split ;)
    December 25 02:43 PM
  • YakNips Sup nigga I'm makin another mixtape, and I want you to spit some bars on it. Sound good?
    December 24 04:16 PM
  • Havey
    December 18 02:11 PM
  • Cygnatti sure thing niggles :]
    December 2 08:14 PM
  • Atari I guess yaks beat me to it lol
    November 28 05:47 PM
  • Jacquibim There's always one universal constant in s*** threads; your presence.
    November 28 04:46 AM
  • bach Doubt it'll top your work under Laked God. But I will check after I'm done bumpin this Ugly Mane album and playing gta 5
    November 28 01:23 AM
  • Cygnatti lucky niqqa, 1000 words would've been easy, 2000 words is just fuuuuuuuck.
    November 26 12:04 AM
  • Atari in case you're wondering i prolly won't have time to work on that review until thanksgiving weekend been busy as hell :3
    November 25 06:22 PM
  • Cygnatti so I just finished this 2000 word essay for gay marriage...and goddamn, it is absolutely astonishing how weak and incoherent the other side is, holy s***. the point was to be a moral/somewhat persuasive essay, but I couldn't possibly try to back up an anti-gay marriage paper, it's just near impossible. every single argument is fallacious and weak.
    November 25 12:00 PM
  • YakNips Bro I was going through classic game grumps, and I heard "I can't get it in... yeah it's hard" and I yelled out LAKIEEE
    November 24 10:46 AM
  • Cygnatti yeah, so?? :D
    November 23 06:33 PM
  • Gwyn. also shonen ai is basically yaoi lite so skip those if you don't wanna **** around
    November 23 02:09 PM
  • Gwyn. this is in spanish but the titles are clear:
    November 23 01:56 PM
  • sixdegrees boku no pico???
    November 20 11:23 PM
  • sixdegrees yaoi
    November 20 10:19 PM
  • GiaNXGX reagan was actually serious C:
    November 19 08:38 PM
  • GiaNXGX both
    November 17 12:08 AM
  • GiaNXGX qt
    November 16 11:03 PM
  • skeames1214 Like I said, really liked your vocal performance, and I would like to see the vocals drive some songs in the future. I liked the consistency of the overall aesthetic, but I feel like on a couple of those songs (the mid-section of Better comes to mind) some more varied instrumentation would make it a lot more dynamic.Anyway, good work! I forgot you were 17 again until I saw it on the bandcamp page.
    November 16 09:31 PM
  • skeames1214 Really cool, man! Not at all what I expected (thought I guess I didn't really know what to expect). Reminds me a little bit of John Maus. Dig your voice quite a bit. I think there are some fairly simple things you could do to add a little more punch to it. Some of the arpeggios were a little too surfaced for my liking. I think Salvation, My Dear would work a lot better if that melody was buried a little bit, or had some effects on it, and I felt that way about a few of the songs.
    November 16 09:27 PM
  • LifeAsAChipmunk best user name evar.
    November 13 10:07 PM
  • Atari dude from what i'm hearing this is prolly your best work so far. Is there a theme for this album or did you write it for the same reason as your last? and what instruments did you use on this one in comparison to the last one?
    November 13 06:49 PM
  • Atari gonna jam your new album and if i like it more than your last one i might just review it instead. So no rockband mics used in the recording of these two? lol
    November 13 06:36 PM
  • Atari cool lol wait you made another album already? all I really got done last night was the intro paragraph for your second one I'll prolly have more time to work on it this weekend : P
    November 13 06:09 PM
  • ethos i wanna talk to you about it on facebook sometime. good job, man
    November 13 01:45 PM
  • YakNips Sweet, I'm gonna check it out tonight :)
    November 13 11:48 AM
  • Atari starting the review. I think i asked you on your last album, but i'm just curious if there's a theme for this album? I really dig songs like the title track and 'what i want' as well as some others but just wanted to see if there was anything else you wanted me to mention as far as the lyrics or a theme etc. Also, is this more piano oriented than the last album?
    November 12 11:25 PM
  • Atari Lol we're cool man I hear u. Just had to give u a hard time for being a little s*** talker :3 I gotta hear your new album again and then I'll be starting a review
    November 7 08:47 PM
  • ethos so much determination tho
    November 7 07:55 PM
    November 7 07:55 PM
  • Atari fail
    November 7 07:28 PM
  • Atari you're gonna have to do better than lol bad comment if you want me to consider reviewing your new album!
    November 7 07:23 PM
  • ethos SUP
    November 7 06:33 PM
  • Atari Yeah you punk ass lol. I've had my ratings wiped a few times I used to have 1500 ratings there's a bunch of stuff I've heard I haven't rated
    November 7 12:05 PM
  • Atari "it was like a 3.4 at one point i think so yeah. plus a lot of people like atari and mindle like to their positive ratings of my music later on because they don't want to look bad. **** those losers."
    November 6 09:16 PM
  • Gwyn. Ayo what are the gaming sites you use to keep up to date. I was using gamespot up unti lthis point but the redesign is just awful and i need a new website
    November 6 12:55 AM
  • Atari I did jam some of your new album this last weekend ;) I'll start brewing up a review eventually i just feel rusty these days. What I want is one of your best songs imo
    November 5 02:26 PM
  • Atari Haha I honestly still haven't found the time to listen to your new album but it will happen
    November 2 06:07 PM
  • BKscrotum Ay friend its Yak. I'm doing sone more raps for fun with some friends, I was wondering if I could reuse Chick-Fil-Atio for this mixtape and was hoping you could do another beat that me and you could spit over
    October 31 01:13 PM
  • ethos dude dont give up make more lists silly
    October 28 05:05 AM
  • treeqt. watched her videos like 5 hours straight
    October 26 02:50 PM
  • treeqt. pls tell me what's in your make up bag *_*
    October 26 02:48 PM
  • Atari sup link me your new album and i'll jam it this weekend
    October 25 03:33 PM
  • mindleviticus youz a precal nigga
    October 23 04:37 PM
  • mindleviticus youz a precal nigga?
    October 23 02:04 PM
  • GiaNXGX f in pre calc wt
    October 23 12:16 AM
  • SadAndHolyGlow What did you think of the new NSP vid?
    October 22 10:52 PM
  • YakNips thanks man, I'm putting it up on bandcamp, and I'll re-add it to the database
    October 22 09:19 PM
  • YakNips Ay also why I can't I download Girl I Wanna Sex U Up
    October 22 09:04 PM
  • YakNips Alright thanks I just mainly wanted the last part lol
    October 22 08:59 PM
  • YakNips Ay what are the chords to Girl I Wanna Sex U Up
    October 22 08:32 PM
  • Insurrection whens it coming out? you got any other tracks uploaded? and lol john cage. in high school the band teacher made us watch a live performance of that s***
    October 20 11:14 PM
  • Insurrection finally got around to your new song. it sounds fine, probably your best yet. only thing is the production is kinda weird in the heavy parts, unless that lo-fi sound is what youre going for then it works.
    October 20 09:42 PM
  • treeqt. A P P R O V E D
    October 20 06:48 PM
  • OmairSh True love does exist
    October 20 06:29 PM
  • OmairSh Ah MEW
    October 20 06:11 PM
  • treeqt. all i've done for the last ~8 months is play hours of dota 2 every day to break into the pro scene but i got nowhere because i'm just a tiny bit too lazy and by far too gay for social networking. uni started last week and I like the subject (maths) but I can't see myself working in any field I could with that. I can't see myself working at all. Life sucks.
    October 19 11:24 PM
  • treeqt. existing sucks
    October 19 11:06 PM
  • treeqt. no dreams no ambitions no drive no motivation no cutest girl in the galaxy gf u?
    October 19 10:54 PM
  • treeqt. i want to write something on your wall so we can have a conversation so i can feel less alone but i don't know anything to write on your wall you feel me
    October 19 10:45 PM
  • treeqt. hej david
    October 19 07:50 PM
  • minnashine you should watch NGE it would do you some good.
    October 19 07:13 PM
  • YakNips Nah that's perfect, I'll just make a list now advertising it
    October 19 07:07 PM
  • YakNips Omg your songs ruled, I'm adding this to the database
    October 19 06:28 PM
  • YakNips Sweet. And lol
    October 19 05:53 PM
  • mindleviticus Good on ya. I've been a vegetarian for 3 months
    October 19 12:15 PM
  • mindleviticus so you're a vegan dude??
    October 19 12:09 PM
  • YakNips Alright awesome
    October 18 08:13 AM
  • Cygnatti u rite, rumours is better but since I'm jamie's alt, I have to 5 that album.
    October 17 10:07 PM
  • Cygnatti how is it random tho? :]
    October 17 08:48 PM
  • YakNips Um idk if you wanna release it under Aeterna Tristitia or not but I was thinking it would just go on your bandcamp as Lakes/Yak Split.
    October 17 05:09 PM
  • YakNips Lol I cant wait for this to be released
    October 17 12:51 PM
  • Cygnatti I had to wash my eyes after seeing that omg
    October 17 09:35 AM
  • YakNips Alright I emailed them to you man. Pretty excited. It's 6 songs and around 10-11 minutes in all
    October 16 07:20 PM
  • Cygnatti why is kman's taste so ****ing gross? T_T
    October 16 03:33 PM
  • Kman418 s*** taste not like i didnt already know that tho!!!
    October 15 11:59 PM
  • Kman418 really i can go much much worse than that (though with that said that dudes like a 10/10)
    October 15 11:03 PM
  • Kman418 now if you want that real s***
    October 15 10:21 PM
  • Kman418 they're both average looking tbh i just wanted to weird you out
    October 15 10:20 PM
  • Kman418
    October 15 10:14 PM
  • GiaNXGX yea it'd be gay
    October 15 09:03 PM
  • GiaNXGX but it doesn't even exists..
    October 15 08:53 PM
  • GiaNXGX why would
    October 15 08:35 PM
  • GiaNXGX explain your rating for silence
    October 15 08:33 PM
  • ethos it's that time of the month again
    October 15 05:54 PM
  • Cygnatti this made me laugh:****-your-health
    October 14 12:50 PM
  • somnolence yes yet tho
    October 14 12:41 AM
  • barcafan21 sorry man i've been working on college essays like crazy; havent had time for sputnik. which is ironic bc one of my essays is about sputnik and how it changed my music life
    October 13 08:26 PM
  • GiaNXGX havent entrenched bandcamp yet, need email
    October 12 10:48 PM
  • GiaNXGX :i've made music it is wag:
    October 12 10:31 PM
  • GiaNXGX *oldy fagbug #real#matters
    October 12 10:28 PM
  • GiaNXGX rollercoaaasterrr
    October 12 08:00 PM
  • GiaNXGX whou so many gay pictures
    October 12 07:54 PM
  • Atari lol i can prolly do that for you but it's gonna be awhile. I already promised somebody i'd review majestic - trinity overture so i have to do that first and still gotta hear your album etc. but eventually i can probably do it
    October 12 12:14 PM
  • Atari Idk man what have u done for me lately? :3
    October 11 10:39 PM
  • barcafan21 wait i thought your neighbor was crazy
    October 10 06:01 PM
  • Parallels you best keep my name to yerself, ya hear?
    October 9 02:52 PM
  • GiaNXGX eat a dick
    October 9 10:36 AM
  • AStableReference I always used to have the problem with blowing everything out when I would layer a bunch of tracks. It doesn't take much. A good trick is to make the individual tracks lower whenever you add more and make sure they don't go in to the red. There are other more complicated/sophisticated ways such as compressing it but the easiest to do on cheap free software may be to turn everything down or pan them a bit to different speakers.
    October 8 02:34 PM
  • AStableReference Some of these results could help you with mixing your tracks in the future to avoid the blown out, distorted sound. clipping and to avoid clipping (posting links here is really difficult)
    October 8 02:26 PM
  • AStableReference Seems a bit more solid than the last stuff I heard from you. Your vocals have actually improved quite a bit. The songwriting has also improved and there are some neat ideas in there, the main thing that still needs to be worked on is getting better resources or production. The sound is a little blown out so you should reduce the volume or tweak the mix a little to avoid that. In the outro, I'm assuming some of the guitar parts were intended to be out of tune. If not, you may want to fix that.
    October 8 02:19 PM
  • ethos
    October 8 02:01 AM
  • ethos fill the hole with mayonnaise and spoon it all out in your mouth best meal ever
    October 8 01:58 AM
  • ethos lmao how have i not seen this yet
    October 8 01:50 AM
  • ethos
    October 6 07:22 AM
  • Kman418
    October 6 02:39 AM
  • Kman418 but then i don't feel elite downloading it
    October 6 02:15 AM
  • Kman418 i have it queue'd up on slsk but it's not downloading for some reason wtf give me a sec
    October 6 02:12 AM
  • Trebor. damn
    October 6 02:02 AM
  • Trebor. I thought you were all about the dudes
    October 6 01:44 AM
  • Trebor. dude I'm in love with a girl I failed the gay bros
    October 6 01:35 AM
  • somnolence [2]
    October 5 01:06 PM
  • Havey btw rym is adding video games to their database soon so you'll have to join and show ur superiority
    October 5 01:32 AM
  • Havey nah but whatever works man
    October 5 12:44 AM
  • Havey liberal gay vegan atheist, it's all coming together very nicely
    October 5 12:44 AM
  • Cygnatti yeah right, poser.
    October 2 08:56 AM
  • Cygnatti did you just now get a lot hotter?!
    October 2 08:14 AM
  • ethos is that treb
    October 1 11:34 PM
  • Havey
    October 1 11:30 PM
  • demigod! they arent like that anymore i swear
    October 1 07:57 PM
  • demigod! sweet pic
    October 1 07:21 PM
  • Calc I will not be partaking in the videos.
    September 29 06:54 PM
  • Calc nothing, have fun.
    September 29 06:47 PM
  • Calc this is a one sided feeling of dislike you harbor.
    September 29 06:45 PM
  • Calc no dood.
    September 29 06:44 PM
  • Kman418 that snowing ep is the second best emo album ever recorded and it's literally only 12 minutes long so you better ****ing listen to it
    September 23 09:17 PM

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