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catharsis by mfx [web]
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release date : october 2009
release party : The Alternative Party 2009
compo : alternative demo
ranked : 7th
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popularity : 60%
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weird. not my kind of demo.
added on the 2009-10-25 11:00:51 by zatom zatom

sucks added on the 2009-10-25 11:05:52 by PENETRATOR PENETRATOR
sorry, nope. not this time.
sucks added on the 2009-10-25 11:19:45 by decipher decipher
Positive comments.
rulez added on the 2009-10-25 11:19:49 by mrp- mrp-
A sequel to "Cognoscere"...

But I can't help thinking that MFX are trying to tell us something. Their message, however, is lost on me.

And other than the Ear-rape, this demo isn't bad.
added on the 2009-10-25 11:25:51 by FunkyM FunkyM
better than zombie movies
rulez added on the 2009-10-25 11:34:42 by aegis aegis
Their message, however, is lost on me.
The message is lost in the noise.
I actually thought the visuals are alright, but the moaning was AWFUL imo (especially the loud, distorted moaning parts). Should've stuck to noise.

Also, it wasn't quite as intense as their other one for me. I was quite bored towards the end.
added on the 2009-10-25 11:54:33 by HeatSurge HeatSurge
very intensive.
rulez added on the 2009-10-25 13:07:37 by visy visy
Very very disturbing demo.

I like its direction from very very digital noise (both in soundtrack & visuals), it becomes more and more organic, looks pretty alive at the end.

A great one.
rulez added on the 2009-10-25 13:08:45 by florent florent
audiovisual noise from hell
sucks added on the 2009-10-25 13:49:09 by Bobic Bobic
I usally like MFX stuff, and weird noise/glitch-demos, but this was a bit too much.
sucks added on the 2009-10-25 15:41:40 by Pegan Pegan
this intensified my hangover :(
'antimoney 2009" =)

you know guys, i really appreciate the fact that every single ambient/noise mfx' prod technically produces noise in it's own way, but somehow it's just stopped being interesting to watch lately.

well, that's just my opinion. ignore me and keep doing what you're doing. =)
added on the 2009-10-25 16:07:08 by ton ton
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I absolutely agree...
sucks added on the 2009-10-25 17:05:08 by Exin Exin
added on the 2009-10-25 17:05:27 by Exin Exin
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Never trust Windows actually overwriting files...
added on the 2009-10-25 17:09:28 by Exin Exin
Amazing - the crap just keeps flowing.
sucks added on the 2009-10-25 17:19:15 by ab ab
tense and disturbing
rulez added on the 2009-10-25 17:43:09 by hap hap
Exin, may i recommend you to try watching it with proper hardware that is mentioned in infofile (it says 'modern' there)? Now it seems that you tried to watch that with wrong hardware and still thumbed the demo down. Ain't that funny :D
added on the 2009-10-25 17:51:44 by pommak pommak
even as alternative production, simply no.
sucks added on the 2009-10-25 18:21:33 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
Pommak: I have produced noise/artifact graphics without shaders, Multitexturing or even a computer.
added on the 2009-10-25 22:03:45 by Exin Exin
crap ... sorry
sucks added on the 2009-10-25 22:43:50 by DJH of GCS! DJH of GCS!
Alternative, yeah, but also an overly long and arty display of rand()
added on the 2009-10-26 10:15:12 by Marq Marq
$ 20091026: Illegal Distortion In Cerebellum Cortex; Commence Emergency Brain Surgery $
added on the 2009-10-26 13:20:29 by jaw jaw
Maybe it was because 40 hours of being awake, but I actually fell in to some unconscious mode during compo. But hey, as a teenager I sometimes entertained myself watching TV static. You know, you can see things there that aren't there.

I like the idea of making annoying demo that people will hate and some will love because it is "art." But this product actually had some love and idea put to it, not just some random things in a row like some noise demos.
rulez added on the 2009-10-26 13:38:14 by virne virne
The visuals were not that bad, but the background sfx sounds something like a man having anal sex with himself.
sucks added on the 2009-10-26 17:36:58 by InvalidCo InvalidCo
Sorry. Much respect for the technique but the result doesn't work. It is too harsh and too long.
sucks added on the 2009-10-26 19:46:26 by mstuomel mstuomel
Not for me. The only thing I kind of liked was that horror scream sound. This prod could be used in Guantanamo Bay for torturing "terrorists". Big disappointment after beautiful Stream09 release. I hope this demo was the last of this style.. (how can you go any further anyway?)
sucks added on the 2009-10-27 12:02:44 by suckho suckho
i personally hate noise demos, so normally this would get an instant thumb down.

a piggy from me though, cause at least it's producing some controversy considering the previous comments :)
added on the 2009-10-27 12:07:49 by gopher gopher
this was completely ruined in the compo by the crappy big screen.
should've released this at some other party which has proper screening equipment, like kg or something.

added on the 2009-10-27 12:13:30 by nosfe nosfe
Code: varying float camdot; [...] camdot = -pos.xyz;

i kindof stopped trying to get it work at this point.
added on the 2009-10-27 12:39:47 by Gargaj Gargaj
sucks added on the 2009-10-27 23:21:32 by Wade Wade
I went from "this sucks" to "not bad" over the duration of the demo. Can't say why but playing it loud on a big TV helps the freak out effect.
20 GOTO 10

sucks added on the 2009-11-02 22:26:26 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
I don't know what is the effect of noise on the mind, but what happens in the second part is something great imho.

The requirements to enjoy this demo fully are sadly insanely high : good gfx card, high resolution, good screen and right mood.
rulez added on the 2009-11-02 22:53:41 by ponce ponce
#ponce, we let other people do the easy demos.
added on the 2009-11-02 23:28:03 by nosfe nosfe
sucks added on the 2009-11-14 11:21:18 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
rulez added on the 2009-11-16 00:37:03 by T$ T$
rulez added on the 2009-11-23 10:00:25 by preston preston
Hell yes! High rez is the way to go. best demo I watched all day. Projector / Lights Off / Sub up. Win. Now, where did those little squares of paper go...
rulez added on the 2010-02-23 18:42:40 by cTrix cTrix
well, here's youtube with 720p, for some reason youtube never updated the resolution on the video i uploaded earlier, so its pretty much unwatchable.
added on the 2010-08-21 23:45:42 by nosfe nosfe
omg ear cancer
sucks added on the 2010-08-21 23:54:53 by Sir Sir
I'd love to see more demos like this
rulez added on the 2011-06-25 01:11:20 by phobium phobium
No idea why I overlooked this for so long. A very fine third part in this continuous series. These noise demos seem to go by a trend though; by ever part the visuals content gets more interesting and appealing (for the most part), but the overall depth and any actual meaning I manage to find seems to deplete.

Each of these three are quite different though. Cannapaceus is a metaphysical interpretation of space, Cognoscere is the same but with information/energy (depends from which way you look at it, either way it's much more disconnected). For this one I can't find any unifying underlying theme here, but the visuals are so damn good there's no way I can't enjoy this all the way through. Weakest link in the series but still very good.
rulez added on the 2012-05-29 02:36:41 by noby noby
I'd love to see more demos like this too
rulez added on the 2013-08-19 01:12:03 by Bender Bender
lots of moments
dream like
rulez added on the 2015-10-02 16:06:01 by 1in10 1in10
never really understood that style
one of the best mfx demos
rulez added on the 2017-12-12 18:39:51 by waffle waffle

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