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Chameleon by Andromeda Software Development [web]
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release date : august 2009
release party : Evoke 2009
compo : pc demo
ranked : 1st
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  • Navis Navis [Code]
  • aMUSiC aMUSiC [Music, Music (Vocals), Other (Lyrics)]
added on the 2009-08-02 01:16:43 by aMUSiC aMUSiC

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A mix of everything it seems.

Was good via stream. :) Downloading/Capturing now.
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 01:17:55 by micksam7 micksam7
Very good and moody, but a li'l bit too long and repetitive...
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 01:18:03 by sim sim
This is our summer demo presented with love.

If you can't run it, you will find the VC Redist package needed included in the archive.
added on the 2009-08-02 01:18:17 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 01:19:32 by Aasemoon Aasemoon
I fuckin love this style.
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 01:23:49 by decca decca
strongly reminiscent of metamorphosis and midnight run but with a more complete feel than either
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 01:27:04 by bfx bfx
nice stuff as usual
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 01:32:09 by gopher gopher
the hand-held camera thing is very cool. I also like chameleon more than the two prevs, I think it's because the less details and more flat/solid textures. Great prod!
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 01:32:37 by iq iq
Great music style!
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 01:34:15 by ulrick ulrick
I guess there will be some people complaining about the similarities to Metamorphosis and Midnight Run (and the use of some assets from Rupture)...but I couldn't care less. Its a great demo! Good design, addictive music, nice atmosphere and flow. Keep em coming...
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 01:34:33 by Stebo Stebo
Demo is really nice. soundtrack is nice, - dammit do _something_ to that filtered voice - sounds too flat!
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 01:37:00 by Puryx Puryx
music was ace.. colors ruled.. very nice to watch..
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 01:37:15 by mad mad
good stuff
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 01:40:31 by thec thec
Great demo! Good mix of 2D and 3D.
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 01:41:35 by ham ham
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 01:43:59 by Buckethead Buckethead
Good work
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 01:46:58 by vestige vestige
Puryx, you can actually do something about the voice if you run the demo a couple of times ;)

On a sidenote, if someone with a good voice (unlike mine) feels like giving a shot at singing this, the lyrics are in the file_id.diz =)
added on the 2009-08-02 01:48:27 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
I didn't like Metamorphosis or Midnight Run, but this left me in awe!

There are so many things that worked well here...the colours are slick, the textured backgrounds are very effective and the integration of 3d gives it more variation and depth. The camera movements are really cool too. Just very polished and professional!

The only thing I didn't like was the music. Instrumentally it's a good track and I'm normally a big fan of aMusic, but there's something about sceners singing in demos that feels cheap.
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 01:55:34 by Wade Wade
Navis: I have always thought you got a strong inspiration from the various James Bond opening sequences (Thunderball, Casino Royal...) but this one finished to convince me in case I needed it, especially the "with love from ASD" message during the compo ;)

Nice work as usual, although very close to overrecycling too much this time ;)
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 01:57:09 by keops keops
It's good on its own, but given the previous ASD releases I felt it was too much rehashing. Therefore, piggy.
added on the 2009-08-02 01:59:58 by Alpha C Alpha C
rupture meets midnight run
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 02:05:38 by noby noby
remixing the way it should be done
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 02:11:45 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
Should run almost on every machine and for some reason it dosen't. There's no effects, old art style that we have seen from previous releases from ASD.
I wish more cool effects from ASD and not just realtime music videos. ; (
sucks added on the 2009-08-02 02:29:31 by MuffinHop MuffinHop
Actually I kinda agree with jumpseri but, oh well..
added on the 2009-08-02 02:32:14 by noby noby
one of the better asd prods
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 02:39:16 by nosfe nosfe
alrite, and two soundtracks is nice
but what others have said about the looming over-rehash
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 03:15:56 by PENETRATOR PENETRATOR
visuals great, rest as usual, but anyway, a worthy winner.
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 03:19:04 by teo teo
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 03:28:37 by Salinga Salinga
Lovely artwork and good music. The atmosphere completes this demo. I love it! :-)
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 03:33:11 by Dano Dano
fucking bored of the 'music' ..
sucks added on the 2009-08-02 03:52:13 by yumeji yumeji
what to say... you manage to deconstruct, build up and convert where all those interconnected connotations were ASD's sole brainchilds anyways. In other word: this is a fucking good thing with trademarks all around <3
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 04:06:27 by Paralax Paralax
thumbs up of course
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 05:01:05 by dairos dairos
now we're getting somewhere :)
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 06:38:13 by leijaa leijaa
it certainly put a smile on my face right after waking up, and big kudos for that. but seriously this whole "copy paste from old products" is kinda getting boring. sure each time we observe some fresh new kick to it, but in the end 90% of the stuff is just recycled.

it's a little sad...
added on the 2009-08-02 09:04:35 by decipher decipher
For in between Rupture and Lifeforce 2
chameleon is a nice demo :)
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 09:18:47 by magic magic
magic: seriously now... lifeforce!? get a fucking clue.
added on the 2009-08-02 09:31:25 by decipher decipher
nice'n clean
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 09:49:42 by relias abardon relias abardon
Decipher: read carefully and you will understand the small joke.. no chill becoz you are reacting way to serious and agressive.... peace!
added on the 2009-08-02 09:53:26 by magic magic
niceeeeee as usual. asd never dissapoints. in big or small packages. always delicious and with the flow.
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 10:45:14 by jazz jazz
Rulez, on the big screen at least. On my computer, it changes resolution and then crashes...
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 10:53:10 by MsK` MsK`
you are real artists !
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 10:55:57 by Pandafox Pandafox
Thumbs up, because it all fits together (again) so well. Although i had the feeling that this may basically consist of recycled and changed routines, but it is so peaceful and beautiful to look at, so that this is only a small point of criticism. Liked it!
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 11:01:01 by CONS CONS
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 11:01:23 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
added on the 2009-08-02 11:14:11 by Premium Premium
it certainly put a smile on my face right after waking up, and big kudos for that. but seriously this whole "copy paste from old products" is kinda getting boring. sure each time we observe some fresh new kick to it, but in the end 90% of the stuff is just recycled.

added on the 2009-08-02 11:30:38 by dwarf dwarf
Bleh, could just as well be a random flash animation if you ask me. The motorbike saves the thumb down.
added on the 2009-08-02 12:00:31 by evil evil
hehe, nice mix of elements from other asd-demos. enjoyed it, allthough nothing really mindblowing. Transitions are smooth and cool as always.
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 12:13:53 by Duckers Duckers
Still cute :)
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 12:36:47 by Rob Rob
what Dwarf said
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 13:01:11 by Quarryman Quarryman
i actually liked it :)
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 13:14:28 by prost prost
This was really good. Really like the typography used. Sometimes I think the vignette is not helping.

My favourite from ASD so far.
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 13:15:06 by mrdoob mrdoob
I did like the background graphics way more than foreground silhouettes. I just don't get the train/bike/boat/helicopter/etc theme at all. Real life objects seem to take away my concentration from all the abstract stuff which is a shame. The soundtrack was really awesome and that alone makes this one of my favorite ASD prod.
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 13:38:48 by pommak pommak
Looks nice, but the file size is kind of heavy IMO.
added on the 2009-08-02 13:40:14 by EvilKing EvilKing
To little action, and the music did help me falling asleep. It got good transitions but to much of the same.
sucks added on the 2009-08-02 13:47:28 by Zplex Zplex
love this soundtrack.
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 13:55:44 by kempy kempy
This is damn fine. Don't listen to the haters :)
added on the 2009-08-02 13:56:10 by _-_-__ _-_-__
I like this, but criticizers have the point
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 14:10:10 by miiro miiro
Being an ASD fan and by thinking at what was previously released, I was waiting for something "bigger".
I cannot says its a bad demo, but i feel a little disappointed.
In this demo category (2D black&white scrolling objects), I really prefer the other ones (Midnight Run & Metamorphosis).
And the "music" doesnt help also.
added on the 2009-08-02 14:30:21 by Tigrou Tigrou
Great design, colors, soundtrack and typography (!). I would probably love it.. if this wasn't the 3rd time I saw the same thing. That, and it started dragging on towards the end a bit.
added on the 2009-08-02 14:33:48 by break break
What evil said. Weak piggie.
added on the 2009-08-02 14:37:15 by StingRay StingRay
What Duckers said :)
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 14:57:56 by Zeila Zeila
Apologies for the filesize. This is due to the fact that the archive contains two soundtracks and the vcredist package. Also regarding the music vocals I was not kidding. If anyone has a decent voice and feels like singing this, please do contact me.
added on the 2009-08-02 15:01:00 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
The soundtrack is definitely what makes this great. The visuals are also quite good, but I think I would've been a bit bored after a while with mediocre music. Luckily, the music is awesome :)
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 15:08:19 by eladamri eladamri
Holy crap, the soundtrack is irritating. Who thought that making the vocals sound like they were recorded in a bathtub, with the microphone 3 meters away, was a good idea? Also, autotune might be the pest of pop music, but using it in moderation can do wonders for people with a less than stellar singing voice. :)

I like the visuals, the 2d/3d switches and the hints & throwbacks to past ASD demos, but can't help thinking that the theme (parallax scrolling silhouettes, curly "ASD ribbons") is a bit played out by now.

It's still a rather good demo (+1 for supporting small(er) parties like Evoke), but not really thumb-up material either.
added on the 2009-08-02 15:32:19 by tomaes tomaes
what Decca said
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 16:10:36 by SiR SiR
Regardless of what has been said about the music I found it very enjoyable and I really liked all the throwbacks to past ASD stuff. The sillhouettes really worked well, I loved it in fact.
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 16:17:46 by Shockwave Shockwave
I didn't liked the music. If I would have seen this without any prior knowledge of what ASD did I would give this a thumb up for the huge amount of effort and the transistions.
So that I wat I do : thumb it up.
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 16:49:45 by numtek numtek
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 16:52:08 by Mystra Mystra
How is decided which soundtrack is used? All these video captures feature the female voice, but when I run it I always get the male voice!?
added on the 2009-08-02 17:00:00 by Salinga Salinga
nice. but next time, do something different.
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 17:29:35 by blala blala
good, but seen-it-all-before
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 17:38:42 by havoc havoc
yip, as nice as always...cant get enuff of this style !
nice meeting you aswell, Navis :)
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 17:43:35 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
i really like the audio, i really like the visuals. i really don't see the connection between the two and that makes me give a piggy.
very very cool, my favourite asd demo in this style, a very refined product, subtly appealing visuals with a very smooth flow, i think the music is very good, love that style, just the vocals dont do it justice, but i think you already know that, will be wtaching this one again soon :)
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 18:08:14 by keito keito
Design approaching perfection.. kudos for being brave enough to include a full set of lyrics, grammatically correct and not cheesy, broken scene poetry. :) The male/female voice selection seems to be random to me. I would just say, add some compression and/or reverb, and yeah, maybe a little autotune, hehe (but nothing near the level of modern crappy pop music). The filtering does give it a good "old record" feel.
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 18:27:00 by phoenix phoenix
Not really my cup of tea, but stylish all over, no doubt.
added on the 2009-08-02 18:28:29 by Paranoid Paranoid
Love the style! Congratulations
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 18:54:39 by KILE KILE
a tad boring on the directional/graphical side but music is nice as always
added on the 2009-08-02 19:21:13 by waffle waffle
Oink for me, not really bad but expected more from ASD (some "already seen" feelings)
added on the 2009-08-02 19:58:38 by BackSpace BackSpace
Live Footage!

For me, a very nice demo, perhaps slightly familiar though but quality and direction very nice.
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 20:00:14 by redheat redheat
I'm not much for this flat and mostly black style. And this one does get boring quickly. Piggie.
added on the 2009-08-02 20:09:15 by Blueberry Blueberry
i'd give this a rulez for the awesome soundtrack alone, but i really dig the visuals as well.
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 20:50:25 by ryg ryg
I like the song, but piggy demo imo.. sry guys
added on the 2009-08-02 20:56:17 by pera pera
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 21:29:35 by red red
The female vocals have undergone a huge retouching. So for those who want to check them out you can redownload the archive.
added on the 2009-08-02 21:46:47 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
Vocals don't match the professionalism of everything else, but still rules.
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 21:47:37 by Claw Claw
Come on amusic, you know a demo soundtrack must have a kick snare routine + trancey keys + catchy choruses about how the demoscene is great :p
Magically fantastic in many ways and I liked the use of Rupture objects personally, and yet it didn't satisfy me.
added on the 2009-08-02 22:23:05 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
I watched it first with the new vocals and it is fucking amazing with every aspect
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 22:33:36 by ponce ponce
these vocals are worser than vics in 303. :S
added on the 2009-08-02 23:02:17 by rudi rudi
It's hightime to start putting new elements in this flat style because it's about to really wear out.
added on the 2009-08-02 23:15:02 by d0DgE d0DgE
not very clever way how to use models from previous demo, sorry, but this is predictable, during the show I wait when copter show on the screen...I think you melt too much recycled ideas from your previous demos...

As a big fan of Amusic music scores, I must admit this is not my cup of tea, music sounds uninspired and voices are unfortunatelly bad joke.

still cannot thumb this down or give a piggy, demo has some nice moments (especially i like credit fonts)
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 23:15:07 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 23:15:54 by gaspode gaspode
When the bike goes 3D there's a yellowish background when it should be black because the bike intersects the camera.
Other than that I have no complains. Cool hip-hop soundtrack, even if repetitive. Goes great with the visuals.
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 23:18:55 by xernobyl xernobyl
Yet another goodie
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 23:25:20 by Marq Marq
didn't like the music at all, and the visuals are very dull. high quality stuff though, as expected, but not my cup of tea this time
added on the 2009-08-02 23:27:13 by hollowman hollowman
great style as always! i like the bathtub vocal recordings (as somebody else referred to them)...adds to the feel.
rulez added on the 2009-08-02 23:58:41 by [HamsTeR] [HamsTeR]
Ok, this was my first party, now I see things differently : demos looks and sounds very different on the big screen !

aMUSIC : try to add some massive amount of reverberation to the vocals, at the party, I thought it was a very robotic voice and I liked it that way :)

Btw, my laptop has a ati firegl v3200 mobility 128MB (kind of a radeon x600 mobility) and crashes after changing resolution. On my main computer running vista x64, it runs smoothly, it just lacks the "loading" screen (it disappears just after changing resolution)
added on the 2009-08-02 23:58:44 by MsK` MsK`
kign O_o--b
rulez added on the 2009-08-03 00:24:21 by aha aha
rulez added on the 2009-08-03 00:29:07 by p01 p01
recycled: maybe. an artistic demo: hell yeah!
rulez added on the 2009-08-03 01:24:05 by xyz xyz
not my favorite asd demo but very nice transitions as usual.
rulez added on the 2009-08-03 01:51:05 by Skate Skate
I wonder how many more demos can ASD pull in this same style and still make me like it. That said, i liked midnight run and metamorphosis better, but still, thumb for great direction.
rulez added on the 2009-08-03 02:01:54 by snoutmate snoutmate
But I am chameleon also
rulez added on the 2009-08-03 02:22:56 by nerve nerve
one more for the style!
rulez added on the 2009-08-03 03:07:28 by orange orange
nice one
rulez added on the 2009-08-03 03:31:25 by blackpawn blackpawn
I like this demo, but it didn't leave me amazed in any way. It is polished, the music is good, the lyrics are good, and it has a nice artsy feel over it which leaves it open to interpretation.

The downsides for me is the re-packaging of events and models from Rupture in a new setting. While I do not disapprove of this method of working in art as such, it still feels a little cheap. I mean, I love the whole universe that you are spinning across your releases, but I would be much happier if it had grown a little more in this one instead of the high re-iteration of old characters/themes.

However, all that babble aside, I still think it is very worthy of my thumb. I would probably be happier about it if it didn't feel like a re-interpretation of Rupture.

Is there a lot of room left for optimization? It doesn't really run *stellar* on my demobox from last year.
It's great. ASD rules the silhouette space.
rulez added on the 2009-08-03 04:32:37 by andr00 andr00
fantastic. it's the james bond title sequence of my weird dreams.
rulez added on the 2009-08-03 08:00:38 by v3nom v3nom
It's worth a piggie, nothing more nothing less
added on the 2009-08-03 09:46:29 by Corial Corial
fantastic visuals/transitions/concepts as usual, music could be better as usual.. agree on what graga said about re-packaging as well.. still big thumb up!!
rulez added on the 2009-08-03 09:56:00 by yonx yonx
sucks added on the 2009-08-03 09:56:40 by kyv kyv
very neat visuals
rulez added on the 2009-08-03 10:25:32 by zeebr zeebr
rulez added on the 2009-08-03 10:42:26 by fyrex fyrex
asd cachet.
if it wasn't for the vocals..
rulez added on the 2009-08-03 11:10:46 by a-move a-move
I like it a lot, never feels like it's loosing traction. My gripe with the vocals is not just the processing (as mentioned before), but the fact that they are off-time quite often, which is really annoying.
rulez added on the 2009-08-03 11:20:52 by gloom gloom
So I'm back home after visiting Evoke, which I thoroughly enjoyed visited and meeting with all you guys. Great party! Congratulations to the organizers, it all ran very smoothly.

A few words about our demo Chameleon:

Chameleon has two layers of interprentation. On the surface it is an almost 2-dimensional demo with little amount of effects and show-off of technical expertise. As such it will disappoint viewers who don't have taste for such things.

On the second level, and it was my original intention to have one, otherwise the demo would be completely devoid of any merit, is where it shows its capacity:

Chameleon is about things that are not quite what they look like. Everything in the demo is unbalanced *some* of the time, then shown to be more in control only to go back to being disordered - much like a chameleon changing colors: Sizes are shown completely out of proportion for a combination of several objects but not for others; "camera shake" movement is constanly on for *some* objects, enhancing the out-of-balance effect; song follows a jazzy, almost irregular rhythm only to fall back to a more stable pattern, then change again; and change again when you run the demo another time; objects are scaled to 3D and shown from both sides, like a mirror - check music/lyrics and visuals for the 10 seconds after the train exits the flute.

At a later stage in the demo, the semiotics of chameleon's absurdity are more apparent: the organic, curvy, sexy brass instruments breathe out razors and razorwire; the speedboats travel on the water-like surface of the stiff, iron trombone; the machine-gun shoots the helicopter over a most serene, blood-like sunset *without* making a sound. There are more refences which I won't give away and will be spotted by people who enjoy watching ambiguous demos that carry multiple connotations. For me this demo is amongst my favourites we've done in ASD, and I applaud Amusic, Amoivikos, Aasemoon and Liska for their work on music and lyrics.

In this context, a discussion about "recycling" is rather insignificant. I can talk about recycling and whether it is necessarily an evil thing, in technical and aesthetical terms. In technical terms, I recycled some models and maybe 50 lines of code (excluding setup code) from Rupture, saved myself about 3 hours of extra work :-), not a big deal is it.
In aesthetical terms, I borrowed from the original style of metamorphosis and midnight run. This, ofcourse, happens in art all the time, from the ancient Greeks following their set styles in architecture to Bauhaus. Bach composed a myriad of fugues, all in the same baroque style with the same rules of counterpoint (which, by the way, he kind of developed *himself*. Think about that next time you watch a "not-at-all-recycled" demo with tunnels and cubes of cubes).

Bottom line, I believe that what matters is the conveyed message rather than technicalities. Don't lose the forest for the trees and hopefully enjoy the demo for what it is, a poem beyond shaders and wings3d objects made by amateur modeller (me).
added on the 2009-08-03 11:25:44 by Navis Navis
I love this type of demos. Great music too (gotan project, bajofondo alike) but the singing could have been better/left out. Great use of colors too in the backgrounds. I just would have liked to see a bit more color (like in the screenshot for example). Also, the references to bikes and boats could probably have been replaced with something fitting the style/demo more. The flow is amazing, as always.

I hope you are going to continue making this type of demos.
rulez added on the 2009-08-03 12:35:34 by z5 z5
I love chinese shadows, verctor based gfx, and vintage design... especially when ASD made it.
As usual, this prod comes with high artistical value, and an amazing flow. The music is great too, and perfectly fits.
A true masterpiece! Thanx
rulez added on the 2009-08-03 12:48:42 by untel untel
Thanks for delivering the layers of interpretation that made me feel like a total dork because I didn't see any of the unbalanced stuff you were talking about... Luckily it seems that even narrowminded people like me who focus on seeing and feeling rather than thinking are able to like this! Congrats for a really beautiful production!
rulez added on the 2009-08-03 12:49:02 by chromag chromag
z5, Bajofondo has been a huge inspiration for this track. If you have the version with the old-radio-sounding female vocals then you can grab a non-radio, better mixed and autotuned version here: http://www.theplanetriskshow.com/dump/aMUSiC%20ft%20Liska%20-%20Chameleon.mp3 or simply re-download the demo.
added on the 2009-08-03 12:57:59 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
i feel like you reached what you tried to in the demo before (metamorphosis+midnightrun).
Seems this demo is your point of view about the world you described.
people change people changing...

i do not agree with your world but i love this style and i'm sure the next ones too . thanks guys
rulez added on the 2009-08-03 13:12:16 by 24 24
suggestion : the vocals could benefit from more compression/deessing
added on the 2009-08-03 13:13:28 by ponce ponce
#ponce: noted =)
added on the 2009-08-03 13:31:53 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
Great stuff, really enjoyed it. Only major criticism: the vocals sounded like they were recorded from the built-in mic of a cheap laptop.

Oh, just read amusic's post above.. improved tune fixes it :D
rulez added on the 2009-08-03 13:36:31 by psonice psonice
We've seen everything in Metamorphosis, Midnight Run and Rupture, but the flow is incredible, the style is still awesome and the music so fresh and fantastic!
rulez added on the 2009-08-03 14:04:54 by Bobic Bobic
Recycled models, but good transitions/perfect flow as usual + good music = solid demo.
rulez added on the 2009-08-03 14:12:05 by raer raer
Music is boring. Also the vocals are not good in the mix: too far in the back.
Maybe that's a good thing because the singer made a few (timing) mistakes.

The rest of the demo is *yawn* too
added on the 2009-08-03 14:22:44 by scoutski scoutski
Maybe someone should re-up the videos, so people can stop complaining about the vocal mixing. =)
added on the 2009-08-03 15:03:13 by tomaes tomaes
too much reuse of mostly rupture stuff, nevertheless, i guess it shows you can make two decent demos with the same dataset :P

and the music was very nice!
rulez added on the 2009-08-03 15:23:44 by maali maali
I enjoyed it quite a lot
rulez added on the 2009-08-03 16:58:32 by reality3D reality3D
Thank you Navis, for standing behind the work.
added on the 2009-08-03 17:29:31 by _-_-__ _-_-__
Thanks you _-_-__, for having a silly name.
rulez added on the 2009-08-03 17:42:51 by parcelshit parcelshit
Nothing to say, it rocks from A to Z !
rulez added on the 2009-08-03 17:55:56 by kohai kohai
ThIs Is ArT

Another Masterpiece from our Greeks heroes :)
rulez added on the 2009-08-03 17:58:05 by _wheely_ _wheely_
I'm sorry to say...but this one bored me quite a lot.
added on the 2009-08-03 18:21:14 by Raven^NCE Raven^NCE
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rulez added on the 2009-08-03 21:09:04 by zeroshift zeroshift
Fanboy alert:
What ASD does with a few recycled effects, ideas and references is impressive. Not as mind-blowing as iconoclast or lifeforce… it's more a post-hypnoglow version of Eon.

Btw. Nice tune, even without the guitars and my beloved prog-influences (read as: bring the guitar back!)
rulez added on the 2009-08-03 21:56:55 by imYemeth imYemeth
i like it. well done ASD
rulez added on the 2009-08-03 22:59:38 by .reEto .reEto

Also, pull trigger FIRST, recoil AFTERWARDS.
added on the 2009-08-03 23:41:18 by Gargaj Gargaj
ok so i downloaded the "new" version and the "chorus" ("come too close / then run away") is still earshatteringly out of tune, and the bathroom reverb preset doesnt help.

it's really a damn shame because what i SAW was appealing, even if a bit self-repeating.
added on the 2009-08-03 23:53:05 by Gargaj Gargaj
rulez added on the 2009-08-04 00:48:15 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
That just doesn't do it anymore for me. Get back to your first REAL demo style please.
sucks added on the 2009-08-04 00:51:04 by iks iks
solid, but as has been said it might be time for something else now (doesnt have to be something new, just something else :-))
rulez added on the 2009-08-04 00:58:05 by superplek superplek
rulez added on the 2009-08-04 02:21:15 by rbz rbz
sure, the timing of the voices were a bit off but I really dug the "bathroom" sound. made it more original.
added on the 2009-08-04 02:21:47 by thec thec
It's really amazing that people tend to have great expectations from great groups - which is normal - and then when they don't like a prod they just diss it - that is amazing. It's like when Visualice started to make demos for FB and it wasn't like The Popular Demo.

Face it, if this demo was made by <insert 4-star group here> you would all thumb up and consider a real competitor towards the 5-class groups.

My opinion - and I've read your post, Navis - is it feels too much like recycled stuff, even if only a insignificant part is reused. It's not coherence of style, it's using the same comfortable places that you're getting used to, and that would be fine if the hidden message wouldn't translate in a look-a-like demo like rupture or midnight run.

Personally, I find the music WAAAAY under the level we're used from Amusic - whom I have an ENOURMOUS respect and admiration - so all in all a good demo with nice visuals which is fun to watch with low volume :)

btw, we watched during the compo in the stream, which sucked ass - damn you dtv!! - and it got better once we downloaded the binaries. the shadow party was great :)
rulez added on the 2009-08-04 04:15:42 by jeenio jeenio
navis: thumbs up for explaining your thoughts and thumbs down for comparing it to art. however, i do agree with you that the message of the demo is more important than wheter or not the code is reused or demonstrating state of the art code.

even though it feels a bit tame after all the previous fireworks from asd, it still manages to be a quality product in the demo ocean
rulez added on the 2009-08-04 08:01:14 by jasuy jasuy
this was cool.. somehow strange, but nice feeling..
rulez added on the 2009-08-04 08:01:51 by toxie toxie
macaw: ofcourse it is art, only I didn't say whether it is good quality or bad quality art (at a subjective level, at least). Very many demoscene productions would fall under the definition of art, I really don't see why, for example, pottery or cinema should be considered art and not this.
added on the 2009-08-04 10:32:56 by Navis Navis
This never failed to satisfy.
rulez added on the 2009-08-04 10:44:33 by mr rounce mr rounce
maybe some parts seems like a recycled mix of Metamorphosis & Rupture, but it was an enjoyable watch @ ZVOKZ!
rulez added on the 2009-08-04 11:51:23 by nekomono nekomono
I didnt like it, but its clearly brilliantly executed. Again.
rulez added on the 2009-08-04 12:02:44 by auld auld
I don't see demos as art, as they tend not to convey a message in traditional sence. However, it creates a symbiose together with the audio part. I'd call it design. (beware, this is subjective).
added on the 2009-08-04 12:05:01 by \\- \\-
If this isn't art then what is...
added on the 2009-08-04 12:05:57 by Salinga Salinga
entertaining! solid release from asd again.
rulez added on the 2009-08-04 12:31:14 by shadez shadez
no matter what you say about the music quality, it is still original and creates a special mood on its own.
added on the 2009-08-04 13:37:29 by jazz jazz
Awesome colors and flow (as usual)
Fantastic music theme and vocal filtering

Is your 3D artist on vacations? :-P
For that specific music style, the vocals needed more "color". I know its not easy, just saying.
rulez added on the 2009-08-04 14:04:22 by moT moT
art is what artist say is art. But we are not entitled to like everything labeled art.

however. neat stuff this is. not everything needs to be "sparkling" from big groups :) however. this is.
rulez added on the 2009-08-04 15:15:25 by Proteque Proteque
1st viewing: A bit too recycling going on, nice colors and backgrounds. Not sure about this one.

2nd viewing: I like the music (instruments mostly), the shaking camera and type. It's quite nice.

3rd viewing: I really like the flow of this! Who really cares about the recycling?
rulez added on the 2009-08-04 17:16:21 by gr9yfox gr9yfox
*too much
added on the 2009-08-04 17:17:27 by gr9yfox gr9yfox
quite boring, solid design though
added on the 2009-08-04 18:57:26 by peach peach
It's terribly well done, very stylish, consistent and slick but then again, it's a bit "seen it before" from previous ASD releases. Also, i miss a few elements of surprise, still, not bad.
added on the 2009-08-04 19:06:52 by Paranoid Paranoid
Gonna have to agree with the recycling problem, its all too familiar in content. So, just a piggie from me.
ASD is unbeatable =)
rulez added on the 2009-08-04 22:04:09 by bull bull
Smoother than a babies bottom!!!

p.s. Thanks for the extra Liska vocals mix as well, very nice indeed.
rulez added on the 2009-08-04 22:15:51 by 71M 71M
i was listening to bajofondo a lot when midnight run was released and that soundtrack became one of my alltime favourites. the subpar vocals make it a bit harder to love this one, too but i still would really like to hear a complete album by amusic in this style.
for the visuals there are so many fantastic little ideas again and beautifully presented - together with the music and all those perspective tricks it reminded me more of those old pink panther intros than james bond.
and i think navis has a point with pottery.
rulez added on the 2009-08-04 22:26:17 by fiver2^fB fiver2^fB
I like what you've done with the stuff you had laying on the desk there.
even lots of good will didn't force me to watch more than 90 secs of this, so called, piece of art. not my cup of tea. after something refreshing on tg'09 this is a huge step backward into boredom :( plenty of potential wasted one more time. navis, i am officially begging you - let aMusic go for a vacation from time to time :)
sucks added on the 2009-08-05 02:02:04 by AzzaroMWI AzzaroMWI
rulez added on the 2009-08-05 04:01:32 by psenough psenough
it's ok
rulez added on the 2009-08-05 05:32:19 by texel texel
Anyway, the very stylish demo. I especially like the ending.
rulez added on the 2009-08-05 08:13:47 by Manwe Manwe
Ooops, forgot thumb last time.

amusic/Navis/whoever: Can I please have the track without voice, I might have a surprise for you!

lordgraga gmail etc etc etc
rulez added on the 2009-08-05 12:27:10 by Lord Graga Lord Graga
sux, sorry! you need new ideas or go back to the roots (like icnonclast or LifeForce). :(
sucks added on the 2009-08-05 12:45:15 by Pit Pit
Love the flow!
And I refuse to comment on those vocals :)
rulez added on the 2009-08-05 12:57:50 by Maissi Maissi
Ofcourse this is art, and good art aswell!

I really like the "hand held" camera, it gives another dimension to it. And discussing if its wrong or right to recycle objects from previous demos doesn't give me nothing. Since the objects are used in a completly different context here from the previous demos I don't think it's a problem what so ever.
I would really like to live inside Navis head while he designs his demos. So many brilliant design ideas and always backing it up with a meaning.
Navis, Thanks for another brilliant ride!
rulez added on the 2009-08-05 12:58:26 by ekoli ekoli
Great prod - fantastic dark feel the whole way though. Very much enjoyed it on the big screen!
rulez added on the 2009-08-05 15:07:55 by cTrix cTrix
My girlfriend asks why it is brass instruments and not accordions.
Intro is really cool..but out of tune vox and incompatibility make me give it a thumb :/
added on the 2009-08-06 08:20:28 by ferris ferris
rulez added on the 2009-08-06 12:08:46 by baah baah
quite cool
rulez added on the 2009-08-06 14:32:59 by src src
rulez added on the 2009-08-06 15:20:59 by DuckOfMOPS DuckOfMOPS
Can someone capture it?
added on the 2009-08-06 19:02:58 by xernobyl xernobyl
isn't it captured enough?
added on the 2009-08-06 19:21:35 by tomaes tomaes
Good prod, nice atmosphere even if the feeling and the effects are the same of the previous demos ... You should maybe work on a new concept of effects for the next ones :)
rulez added on the 2009-08-07 01:16:41 by Hexogen Hexogen
Rather boring....
added on the 2009-08-07 12:06:07 by Exin Exin
asd quality prod even it's not my cup of tea i thumb up for the amount of wrok and the overall design quality
rulez added on the 2009-08-07 14:21:34 by u2 u2
You've always got these catchy tunes where I ask myself a few days later "Where was that song from thats playing in my head?". And then I remember its from that ultracool ASD demo :-)
rulez added on the 2009-08-07 14:57:13 by Shiranai Shiranai
I liked Metamorphosis and Midnight Run more. I didn't liked the music and lyrics this time.
added on the 2009-08-07 15:37:06 by Optimus Optimus
quality prod
I like the mix of 2D & 3D.
rulez added on the 2009-08-07 21:45:58 by wullon wullon
and the music is great
added on the 2009-08-07 21:47:19 by wullon wullon
just the best as usual.
just the best.
rulez added on the 2009-08-07 23:34:31 by sq sq
3D objects of transports and music instruments,
wind mills
rulez added on the 2009-08-08 01:49:48 by BITS BITS
great Demo, Superb GFX & Music, ASD Quality, as always :-) THX
rulez added on the 2009-08-08 03:42:43 by anvil's earwax anvil's earwax
very artistic ASD type-of demo with great sound and a lot of atmosphere with room for interpretations. the 3d interchanges were nice too. But I'm afraid this style is getting overused. for the next demo please get something new!!
rulez added on the 2009-08-08 08:16:52 by twh twh
just beautiful. top direction and music.
rulez added on the 2009-08-08 10:15:15 by diver diver
Not crazy about this style, but it did remind me of the second Casino Royale movie. and Made Men's animated openings. Not the best ASD demo though.
rulez added on the 2009-08-08 23:30:29 by AntDude AntDude
Too much recycling
added on the 2009-08-09 08:56:55 by Emod Emod
what Pit + Emod said. this feels too recycled...
added on the 2009-08-09 09:54:46 by LiraNuna LiraNuna
I may be obcessing over this, but it's a really lovely poem in demo form. One of the few I've seen.

Thanks ASD.
added on the 2009-08-09 13:32:20 by gr9yfox gr9yfox
I love it. Probably my favorite from asd. Amazing in every aspect.
rulez added on the 2009-08-10 00:03:44 by pixtur pixtur
Great stuff again
rulez added on the 2009-08-10 13:40:05 by Daddy Freddy Daddy Freddy
Best soundtrack ever.
rulez added on the 2009-08-10 15:07:40 by pan pan
Stylish, with outlines and silhouette. Would make this demo very good as the music keeps telling a story. Somehow I liked this but maybe I'd liked to see more of the "old ASD style", with more colors and spec. effects? Anyhow, this demo is good and everytime I watch it is seems to climb the ladder. Nice idea, cool you guys took it one step further this time :P
rulez added on the 2009-08-10 16:27:52 by Xiny6581 Xiny6581
I've said it before I'll say it again.
ASD is the demoscene of the 21st century. They are capable to always bring something new and fresh. As for the bad music comments I've read so many in all ASD prods without making a point, and really all I have to say to all haters is that I am rubber, you are glue.
Keep up the great job ASD!!!
rulez added on the 2009-08-11 09:38:57 by sybeX sybeX
My favorite demo of the year so far.
rulez added on the 2009-08-11 10:16:17 by voz voz
You guys really redefine the scene. Or not. However the style is a fresh breath for sure!
Keep up the good work.
rulez added on the 2009-08-11 10:58:58 by FooLman FooLman
rulez added on the 2009-08-11 21:13:27 by besh besh
somehow i don't like that style at all =/
sucks added on the 2009-08-11 22:11:47 by risingDarkness risingDarkness
Absolutely wonderful.
rulez added on the 2009-08-11 22:54:53 by sagacity sagacity
Okay, in case there was some misunderstanding about things: the reason people liked Metamorphosis was because it was a daring departure from the good old reheated DX9.0c 3D player experience. Beating that concept to death so it becomes another dead horse to beat all over again is not cool.
added on the 2009-08-12 01:32:53 by Shifter Shifter
Nice direction, but boring music. Still a rulez.
rulez added on the 2009-08-12 18:52:55 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
Now okay, you like shapes and stuff, along with things that go in and out of one another in a manner which could be referred to as "stylish", but lets please not be confusing that with art, at least. Please?
sucks added on the 2009-08-13 03:03:21 by AGL AGL
says who?...
added on the 2009-08-13 10:24:27 by Navis Navis
i'm sorry but i hate this
sucks added on the 2009-08-13 16:25:40 by vibrator vibrator
not the way asd should go on...
i don´t like those "flat" style ...
technically it is for sure brilliant ... but not not my cup of tea ..
sucks added on the 2009-08-14 01:10:03 by DJH of GCS! DJH of GCS!
One of the few examples where using music instruments with a jazzy style does not get on your nerves. The razorblades are somewhat emo, though ;)
rulez added on the 2009-08-14 04:02:50 by T$ T$
Designwise and conceptually very well done as usual. But I don't find it all that interesting. It was nice to read Navis' analysis of it all but that didn't add anything to my experience. Maybe the music would work better in another prod even though it is well-written and well-produced.
added on the 2009-08-15 08:19:02 by elfan elfan
Not very entertaining.
sucks added on the 2009-08-16 18:56:05 by ab ab
well this was boring
sucks added on the 2009-08-17 15:15:17 by zefyros zefyros
Too much recycling, even for my taste.
Too much recycling, but I still liked it.
rulez added on the 2009-08-19 16:16:59 by edhellon edhellon
really cool. love the tune!
rulez added on the 2009-08-22 14:12:39 by ck ck
cool. but the music kicks ass! :D
rulez added on the 2009-08-24 00:20:27 by Fungos Bauux Fungos Bauux
Too much recycling, but the music deserves the thumb.
rulez added on the 2009-08-24 22:26:14 by martin martin
Among its siblings (Metamorphosis & Midnight Run), this is the one I like most. It's got that "what will happen next?" feeling that holds my attention till the end, music is good, lyrics too. Even though (to be honest) I can't really relate the images to Navis' "explanation" of them. Is he serious, when he raves like that? :) Not to take anything away from Chameleon's worth, I like it better and watched it more than, say, Frameranger...
rulez added on the 2009-08-26 11:18:16 by ara ara
Visually this is amazing (I want to make babies with that font), the singing is awful indeed as written before but the effect was interesting, reminded me of some experimental house I heard recently. However the "story" which I found very strong in previous ASD demos is completely absent here, or at least I didn't get it - and devoid of soul, this doesn't appeal nearly as much to me
added on the 2009-08-28 00:50:35 by stijn stijn
Uh, I just got a pretty interesting mp3 in my inbox....
This was the first ASD-Demo I found boring... too much effort to look like art, but failed in doing so, anyway. This is a piggy.
added on the 2009-08-29 12:42:05 by cryer cryer
Stylish as always, big Extra Thumb for the Music :)
rulez added on the 2009-08-30 15:09:56 by Sapphire Sapphire
well known asd style, would love to see something new!
What's wrong with the youtube video on the link? It has some sort of rules violation error.
added on the 2009-10-15 01:05:38 by xernobyl xernobyl
Damn good !
rulez added on the 2009-11-16 05:04:00 by Sanx Sanx
Nice music, well know ASD style, but somehow I missed the point.
added on the 2010-01-09 04:08:47 by Zavie Zavie
rulez added on the 2010-01-11 22:00:00 by F7sus4 F7sus4
1. deserves thumb
2. feels a bit too long (eg boring)
3. vocals in demos ... hmm, i didnt get the message at all ... maybe its the (audio) mix, or maybe demos are not videoclips. felt like infamous scenepoetry @ times.
rulez added on the 2010-03-01 03:22:12 by comankh comankh
I didn't even reach the end...
sucks added on the 2010-03-01 08:25:19 by Raven^NCE Raven^NCE
sucks added on the 2010-03-15 23:14:23 by zstab zstab
ok'ish to me
added on the 2010-04-06 00:14:41 by moqui moqui
Removed from youtube for "terms of use violation", weird?
added on the 2010-07-27 12:28:58 by sol_hsa sol_hsa
could have been removed en mass if the uploader's account got banned due to TOU violations...
added on the 2010-08-04 00:08:01 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
Like this one! Excellent music as usual from aMUSiC!
rulez added on the 2011-03-03 16:47:09 by SoDa7 SoDa7
Reused visuals, lack of a story, what everyone else said. The music holds it up, though. Tumbs up.
rulez added on the 2011-06-21 01:29:04 by MidKnight MidKnight
I like it!

As the Youtubelink is down, I made a new Highres Video for both versions (female/male) in my HD Channel:

YOUTUBE: Chameleon by ASD (male voice) (1080p)

YOUTUBE: Chameleon by ASD (female voice) (1080p)
rulez added on the 2011-07-15 21:47:11 by anni anni
nice again
added on the 2012-03-04 12:31:30 by Frequent Frequent
Cute one and with two soundtracks :)
rulez added on the 2012-04-24 19:25:50 by zbyndek zbyndek
yet another lovely ASD demo. not a big assembly type one, but a nice 2D/3D diversion.
rulez added on the 2012-06-25 04:59:44 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha
weak thumbs up because the vocals are not my cup of tea :)
rulez added on the 2015-02-06 06:42:27 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
rulez added on the 2016-03-15 18:48:31 by Eliasmontoya2002 Eliasmontoya2002
yep the third and last of the series, a bit darker but nevertheless thumbworthy
rulez added on the 2016-03-15 22:01:35 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Almost completely forgot about this one !
rulez added on the 2016-07-24 18:01:08 by golem golem
love it

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