te-2rb by The Planet Of Leather Moomins [web]
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release date : april 1998
release party : The Gathering 1998
compo : pc demo
ranked : 3rd
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popularity : 72%
  • 0.86
  • 3
alltime top: #505
added on the 2000-08-04 21:29:57 by florent florent

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The soundtrack for this
production is a *must hear*.
One of the best, if not the best
track md ever made, also featured
on the disk musidisc released on
added on the 2000-08-18 13:23:56 by _-_-__ _-_-__
Best PC demo ever. Full stop. Perfect. 5000 years ahead of everything else. md's track is the most twisted piece of aural design ever made. If I ever die, I want a monitor embedded in my thombstone, playing this demo in loopmode. Download, watch and rest in piece.
added on the 2000-08-21 15:42:34 by sin sin
they invented the minimalism everbody immitated... the original still rocks! cool soundtrack.

added on the 2000-10-04 15:22:06 by cer cer
Just the best demo i've seen. Perfect.
added on the 2001-01-16 16:05:27 by elric elric
i'm an addict.
added on the 2001-02-27 04:21:56 by stil stil
No! No! No! I don't like this demo at all!!!

Not only flat polygon "design" whatsoever trend,. But Now it's also in Black and White!!! Heh.. the world is just so funny =)
added on the 2001-03-08 15:37:32 by Optimus Optimus
optimus, just fyi: this was the demo that STARTED the flat poly/layers trend.
added on the 2001-05-05 16:58:36 by ryg ryg
disapointment. this demo doesn't work for me - it is well done containing a lot of number-design-elements which is nothing really original (were they first? were? so WHAT?).. the music isn't anything special as well.. for me TE-2RB has no face.
and then these annoying credits which are cycled twice.. just why finnish, polish and russian people mostly tend to show their real names in credits? why using handles then ;D
TPOLM surely did better things than this one.
added on the 2001-05-15 04:20:30 by raver raver
This is what design is all about. Not by favourite demo, but this is a great demo with impressivly bold design. And ofcourse MD is the greatest.
rulez added on the 2001-06-05 19:01:42 by fractalgp fractalgp
this is nuskool icon. the demo that started it all. the milestone of design. the bridge between demoscene and professional typographic/video/performance arts. I watched it at least twice a week back when I had a second DOS/GUS machine on my table, now I don't have that machine temporarily and I feel like I'm missing my weekly fix.
rulez added on the 2001-06-08 19:15:35 by bhead bhead
"optimus, just fyi: this was the demo that STARTED the flat poly/layers trend. "

Oh yeah right.. Nobody ever made flatshading earlier than '98.. Right? ;)

Also ... Sucky groups today (i dont say tpolm sucks tho invidually..) also use flatshading.. just because... sucky polygonfillers (software) or well... lazy (80% of the cases in accel since GOOD textures are HARD to make so they say.. lets do "dezin" instead)

as you might understand dezin aint for me.
sucks added on the 2001-07-04 13:53:28 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
lator, what is your point? this demo is 100% brilliant!
rulez added on the 2001-08-04 16:15:30 by rasmus/loonies rasmus/loonies
Lator doesn't have a point.

Brilliant demo, not the cornerstone of flatshading and layers (come *ON*), but a must-see anyway. without a doubt one of the best audio tracks ever used in a demo.

I used this demo to initiate people on the demo scene. That was a perfect excuse to play it again and again and again and....
rulez added on the 2001-08-12 08:37:02 by Shifter Shifter
great piece, should be seen and experienced if you havent done it already. nice all together.

hey lator, just shut your little trap and get real, i doubt anyone is interested in your little one man crusade across the demo scene, you only make yourself look stupid. btw.. learn how to spell design before even using the word, bitch.
rulez added on the 2001-08-14 15:03:42 by rbism rbism
love it.

anyway. if you like some prod, it doesn't mean that everyone else should like it too.

though lator does act like a complete retard. no offence mate.
rulez added on the 2001-08-17 17:55:55 by rjv rjv
this is one of the few demos, I can watch again and again after years. the style was asskicking fresh when it was released and the soundtrack is brilliant. a true classic.
(funny thing: somehow this demo looks better when it runs on a rather slow computer :).
rulez added on the 2001-08-26 01:47:54 by heman heman
I actually burned the track to a cd for 'car-usage' two years ago.

It frikkin' awesome. (yes the rest of the demo too)
added on the 2001-08-26 04:47:35 by Shifter Shifter
You may like this demo or not - but you cannot question its originality (when it was released) or its influence on later demos.

Personally, this is in the top3 of my all-time all-platform demo hall of fame.
rulez added on the 2001-08-26 10:41:55 by ryg ryg
pengerkadun posse:n massive!
rulez added on the 2001-08-27 12:42:18 by _-_-__ _-_-__
i could vote this thumbs up just for md's music.

but also for his typography
in relation to fthrs design.
and some of the wireframe scenes which look plain cool in b/w (bakkslide7). :)

i guess some of the 3dmodels could be polished a bit (especially the tunnels), but i guess it wouldn't fit the dirty/messy concept of the design if it were too neat and perfect.

all together a very slick demo with just enough sceneduration to keep it interesting. go tpolm :)
rulez added on the 2001-09-07 03:05:23 by jelly jelly
Indeed a trendsetter!
This design, style and sort of music is now common, but this was the first. Do I need to say that it's wonderful? (:

5000 years ahead.
rulez added on the 2001-09-10 15:31:37 by skypher skypher
break all!
rulez added on the 2001-10-04 16:10:31 by mrdoob mrdoob
One more demo to suck
sucks added on the 2001-10-24 14:54:06 by Optimus Optimus
rulez added on the 2001-11-16 10:27:44 by sang-soo sang-soo
I'm kinda indifferent to this. I like the typography and music but those 3d-scenes are pretty crap (and slow to boot).

And what the hell does 'One more demo to suck' mean?
added on the 2001-11-16 12:50:03 by sagacity sagacity
I am no glop whore, but I gotta post again in this case.

I think that the people that puts off this demo are missing the point. Of course you can dislike it, but do not discredit it. I am not going to be a crap-critic trying to figure out "what their authors meant". But I think that the guys behind this prod, have proved to the scene in past productions that they can, in fact, do the most awesome eyecandy. In this case the fact that there're flat visuals is not because the coders are crap, gimme a break.

I remember that when I watched it for the first time I went "NOW, WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT?". I had to watch it again.

Look at the release date and think about the stuff that was being released back then. And try to say "not original, nothing to see here" again.
rulez added on the 2001-12-31 08:12:30 by sin sin
track is lush as fuck.
the 3dscenes could do with some perspective, they kind of felt loose when i saw them. win32 version required.. no news about that sadly :/

and of course they actually spent some time on the typography. it was a very promising demo, lack of time again... wish i could see it, haven't for the past 2 years.

damn lush track.
rulez added on the 2002-01-17 12:20:26 by distance distance
Perfect Atmosphere and music. It simply blows you away every time you see it.
rulez added on the 2002-01-18 22:08:16 by nero nero
Gruiiik! this baby rocks!
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rulez added on the 2002-01-18 23:58:41 by p01 p01
Very abstract, technical looking demo. I didn't liked it that much when looking it first. But it's indeed probably the most serious and polished demo by tpolm!
added on the 2002-01-29 05:06:21 by Crest Crest
difficult digestion for my humble being, music it's pretty cool 8)
added on the 2002-02-10 21:09:36 by Zafio Zafio
like this alot, it is very cool in a dark room. Music is super. Also good typography
rulez added on the 2002-02-10 22:21:58 by lai lai
finish the win32 port already!
rulez added on the 2002-02-15 08:09:11 by psenough psenough
comment above.

a shame that we can't see this one in the top-ten.
rulez added on the 2002-02-16 18:10:13 by elric elric
let's make it to the top ten :)
rulez added on the 2002-02-16 19:17:32 by dodke dodke
dis shit don't run on my system! know it! :D
rulez added on the 2002-02-16 19:34:17 by bigcheese bigcheese
can't recall seeing this one in 98, so I just watched it... and I don't think I've missed anything special... can't say it's crap, but it's not THAT good either
added on the 2002-02-16 19:35:34 by britelite britelite
brite: try rising the volume abit. might help..
added on the 2002-03-11 06:17:43 by psenough psenough
one of my all time favourites
rulez added on the 2002-03-11 21:30:18 by demol demol
I haven't voted so far? Godfuckingdamnit!
rulez added on the 2002-03-11 22:05:03 by kb_ kb_
te-2rb hasn't lost its appeal during all this time and won't lose it in another 4 years to come. A must for every demo compilation.
rulez added on the 2002-03-11 23:11:07 by wally wally
wont lose in the next 5000 years.
rulez added on the 2002-03-12 12:28:44 by droid droid
I have watched this demo already four times today. I just love the music and the style :)
rulez added on the 2002-03-20 17:47:00 by dairos dairos
the beginning of modern demodesign
rulez added on the 2002-03-24 03:55:05 by bizken bizken
just a voting...
rulez added on the 2002-03-30 16:04:41 by cer cer
perhaps one of the best demos ever made.
rulez added on the 2002-04-09 12:52:08 by rac rac
soundtrack owns.
rulez added on the 2002-04-18 04:55:20 by funktion funktion
rulez added on the 2002-04-25 13:01:58 by teel teel
The godfather of all flatshading intros and demos. Minimal b/w design at it's best. Still, I don't like it THAT much.
added on the 2002-04-25 13:11:32 by tomaes tomaes
allready four years and still inspiring. very few demos had the the same impact.
yeah definitely one of the biggest step in graphical demodesigns and demo soundtracks.

marvelllous. allmost a cult if not a religion. at least a drug..
rulez added on the 2002-05-01 01:21:00 by florent florent
okay, they finally did finish the w32 port (xp/2k)


thank you whizzter
added on the 2002-07-04 04:32:27 by jelly jelly
oh sorry, perhaps i misinterpreted the site, i guess it works under w9x aswell :)

havnt tried though
added on the 2002-07-04 04:33:57 by jelly jelly
works as a charm under 98se :)
and it rules. god damn :)
rulez added on the 2002-07-04 05:41:04 by lug00ber lug00ber
Ohyeah. Just clicked download at home a few seconds before going off to work, can't wait to get back there :)

Yes, this is definitely cool. One of the few prods that I remember having felt like something entirely new when I first saw it.
rulez added on the 2002-07-04 06:02:25 by jobe jobe
ahh.. first square win32, now this. boys - your mother might be a motherfucking giraffe but it doesn't change the fact that this demo is brilliant.

(now all we want is all jaska intros ported to win32, too :)
rulez added on the 2002-07-04 09:54:00 by melw melw
an amazing demo with some nice new features in win32... and I think jaakko's tune is my favourite tracked tune, ever. I love it so much.......
rulez added on the 2002-07-04 14:30:30 by bluespoon bluespoon
like it. win32 port. cool
rulez added on the 2002-07-04 14:57:12 by diver diver
the win32 port doesn't look right.
added on the 2002-07-04 15:44:10 by _ _
ok. now it did. bug?
rulez added on the 2002-07-04 15:46:10 by _ _
the win32 port looks spiced-up :)
rulez added on the 2002-07-04 17:57:11 by superplek superplek
the win port looks buggy.
anybody solved the crossword already? :)
added on the 2002-07-04 18:01:18 by tomaes tomaes
yes we need that crossword solution! 8}
added on the 2002-07-04 18:37:08 by bhead bhead
i solved it and i know the dirty secret of the win32 port :D

added on the 2002-07-04 18:44:15 by robotriot robotriot
Mhmm, I found it by just digging through the exe and that's imho much easier than solving the crossword. :)
added on the 2002-07-04 19:54:14 by tomaes tomaes
Oh please, the crossword was dead easy :)

Was a bit confused first about what to do with the damn thing after solving it. Even though a quick peek at the infofile would have cleared that up.
added on the 2002-07-04 21:44:52 by jobe jobe
the 'life+fashion+vision' remix is so fukkin great that I finally have to give a 'rules'. :)
rulez added on the 2002-07-05 12:14:22 by tomaes tomaes
remix is great - but its not md's best tune :( - i keep feeling some 'power' or dome 'drive' are missing
rulez added on the 2002-07-05 13:00:53 by gekko gekko
MD track is great!
rulez added on the 2002-10-08 10:21:48 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
rulez added on the 2002-10-08 13:53:22 by cats cats
thanks for everything.
rulez added on the 2002-12-04 15:30:14 by distance distance
rulez added on the 2002-12-14 07:17:55 by danb danb
This demo is brilliant. A massive-on-your-face with emotion ja impeccable design. Nevermind the little cracks between textures here and there. This demo is definitely worth to remember.

Oh and MD's soundtrack. Damn. I had heard this track before on that MD musicdisk that Xilo, L6 and other classics. Superb!
rulez added on the 2003-05-05 16:20:59 by Kootal Kootal
rulez added on the 2003-08-02 07:04:30 by a_lee_n a_lee_n
A different demo with an amazing soundtrack, nothing else to say.
rulez added on the 2004-03-24 20:15:46 by d3pth d3pth
You can do so much more in 256 colours with greyscale. Nice DOS production, and against the norm.
rulez added on the 2004-04-01 02:13:01 by Claw Claw
awesome. has the feeling.
rulez added on the 2004-06-25 17:23:06 by meCh\bps meCh\bps
i just rediscovered this one.
rulez added on the 2004-07-02 19:28:22 by Gargaj Gargaj
haunting soundtrack and cool typography.
rulez added on the 2004-07-03 15:38:24 by loaderror loaderror
Moral winner (or at least it would be a good 2nd place after Crionics' Loco) of the compo.
rulez added on the 2005-05-20 04:10:55 by René Madenmann René Madenmann
great atmosfere
rulez added on the 2005-06-13 11:54:47 by Spewk Spewk
wow.. '98. respect.
rulez added on the 2005-10-18 12:46:15 by Gaia Gaia
Sometimes I dream of having thumbed prods on pouet... but it's only a dream.
rulez added on the 2005-10-18 19:06:34 by bdk bdk
very cool
rulez added on the 2005-11-29 04:39:24 by wb wb
rulez added on the 2006-08-24 03:14:21 by [ProToS] [ProToS]
rulez added on the 2006-09-19 22:06:43 by Sverker Sverker
Best demo ever.
rulez added on the 2006-09-19 22:23:31 by texel texel
there is no escape from te-2rb ;)
rulezcdc added on the 2006-12-08 17:09:00 by Ger Ger
the music is better than the demo
rulez added on the 2007-04-07 12:46:02 by aha aha
This didn't work for me... Piggy for design and music;)
added on the 2007-04-26 14:48:32 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
top-notch forever
rulez added on the 2007-04-27 12:41:53 by marek marek
rulez added on the 2007-05-20 01:01:49 by Quarryman Quarryman
yeah, i love this too.
rulez added on the 2007-11-18 23:49:27 by elfh elfh
elektro dark music,
introduction words, title and group,
transparent black&white polygons 3D TV, clipped in a square with some numbers changing randomly under it, rotating
3D geometric figure, wireframe, distorting
3D filled polygons background rotating, a title of random letters on it, light alternating dim/bright
through some kind of 3D polygons tunnel
object, 3D, wireframe and polygons, morphing, stretching
credit words, with 3D rounded object behind
flying through some tunnels, random letter overlayed, different effects
to end some connected lines moving, tpolm copyright
rulez added on the 2007-12-21 00:36:55 by BITS BITS
Of course!
rulez added on the 2008-12-06 11:52:57 by untel untel
my missing thumb
rulez added on the 2009-02-26 20:08:22 by zefyros zefyros
forever classic.
rulezcdc added on the 2009-04-29 03:33:10 by dominator dominator
incredibly good
rulez added on the 2010-07-01 20:28:20 by provod provod
a new demoscen era was born after this demo.
rulez added on the 2010-08-16 11:30:30 by rez rez
rulez added on the 2010-09-26 13:15:08 by preston preston
cdc for a original msdos version! :)
added on the 2010-10-17 04:15:10 by dominator dominator
What rez said. And fuckings to me for not having thumbed that demo up knowing it's in my top10.
rulez added on the 2010-11-10 13:05:08 by iks iks
rulez added on the 2010-11-10 14:41:42 by v3nom v3nom
wat? forgotten thumb is not forgotten anylonger.
An extraordinary demo. The music, the mood, the atmosphere...
rulez added on the 2010-11-10 15:15:41 by sim sim
rulez added on the 2011-11-20 17:38:00 by Frequent Frequent
wow, beautiful
rulez added on the 2012-08-15 01:08:18 by ant1 ant1
no thumb? fixed.
rulez added on the 2013-01-15 23:37:53 by Alpha C Alpha C
After seeing it for the first time, my thought was that the first scene felt too long - but midway I really started to hope it won't end at all. It's darn stylish, still today - man I have to watch it again right away <3

Works well on W7-64bit with DosBox.
rulez added on the 2013-01-15 23:56:37 by mog mog
bloody amazing soundtrack, and an amazingly captivating outcome
rulez added on the 2013-01-16 07:29:39 by noby noby
Updated screenshot/youtube for good measure. :)
added on the 2013-01-16 15:58:32 by tomaes tomaes
ah so its here the song i had stuck in my head for 5 years comes from an old MS-DOS demo :)
rulez added on the 2013-02-04 18:33:23 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
rulez added on the 2013-03-07 09:48:30 by aegis aegis
added on the 2014-01-10 23:58:30 by T$ T$
w00t! nice
rulez added on the 2014-01-20 11:44:53 by gentleman gentleman
sad the track doesn't get more intense but awesome in it's simplicity and great glitchy visuals.
added on the 2014-08-12 00:44:57 by Maraakate Maraakate
I guess it's nice, but I find it boring..
added on the 2015-01-01 19:50:43 by Emod Emod
the design alone is a thumb up, the additional feeling this prod gives makes it a classic that I love to watch again and again!
rulez added on the 2015-01-02 21:49:55 by quisten quisten
enjoyed watching it again
i like it
rulez added on the 2015-03-15 14:43:53 by non-handled guy non-handled guy
fukken blurry polygonal\line mess in monokrome 640x480 under great trippy soundtrack. for the style! :)
rulez added on the 2016-05-16 13:37:32 by wbcbz7 wbcbz7
I Really love the massive music from this time. Unbelievable design, and dark and moody flair. Here Tpolm functions as archetype for some years of impressive demo design with astounding IDM music.
rulez added on the 2016-09-01 13:12:34 by noah/3a noah/3a
Pretty much the quintessential late-90s IDM & random text overlay demo. Can't believe I hadn't thumbed it already.
rulez added on the 2016-09-01 13:21:21 by break break
now that is a smooth and stylish prod!
rulez added on the 2017-01-19 21:28:37 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
I liked the first minute but then it didn't go anywhere and I got somewhat bored. Not a bad demo by any means and it sure is very stylish (and the music fits perfectly) but I may have to watch it more often to really appreciate it. Pig for now.
added on the 2017-02-17 21:04:25 by StingRay StingRay
Still love it!
rulez added on the 2017-02-28 15:27:07 by gs gs
Surprised I hadn't commented before.. since there were only 6 comments from 2003 between the DOS and Windows ports, I'm going to assume I commented then and it got lost. :)

One of the highlights of the large TG'98 PC demo compo. It was my first European party and Snowman/Hornet and I were tasked with handling entry files. We used our newfound authority to push back the PC demo compo deadline, resulting in at least 25 entries (15 were shown). I got to meet Axl and Thor/TPOLM, who brought this along. It wasn't quite like anything else at the time.. maybe a little Orange inspiration. Of course, it inspired other IDM/mono demos for a couple years. The music really makes it stand out. If you can get your hands on the mashup of TE-2RB and Jennifer Lopez's "I'm Real", it's a brilliant piece of remix work.
rulez added on the 2017-02-28 16:20:25 by phoenix phoenix
turn-of-the-millenia style demo at its finest
rulez added on the 2017-06-06 20:31:17 by nagz nagz
Still one of my all time favs.
rulez added on the 2017-09-11 06:48:16 by velusip velusip
what StingRay said
added on the 2017-09-11 22:25:33 by Asato Asato
Superb music and trendsetting design.

Only snag for me is that you can see the clipping algorithm divide up the wireframe triangles against the screen border in the tunnel parts. This may or may not be cool according to your clipping fetish.
rulez added on the 2017-09-12 07:21:24 by rloaderro rloaderro
what nagz said
rulez added on the 2017-09-12 09:45:24 by marlowe marlowe
This demo is a must see!
And also a must hear!
rulez added on the 2019-01-26 21:12:38 by ham ham
what above person said
rulez added on the 2019-01-26 22:35:56 by Flashira Flashira
An odd cookie, but I like it!
rulez added on the 2019-01-26 22:52:34 by Daniel Daniel
I still love it!
added on the 2019-01-26 23:17:10 by v3nom v3nom
beloved štuk
rulez added on the 2019-01-26 23:20:54 by zden zden
the demo that changed everything. pure white magic
rulez added on the 2019-05-21 20:18:12 by iLKke iLKke
What a little jewel. This demo creates a strange kind of atmosphere with a great tune that matches perfectly. The flow is so smooth so it is still a pleasure to watch. For me an alltime classic demo.
rulez added on the 2019-07-31 17:36:03 by dissident dissident
Beautiful prod!
rulez added on the 2020-12-17 13:00:20 by venex venex
that music is so huge, also demo too
rulez added on the 2022-03-01 01:42:57 by flair flair
love the design, and atlhough i like the music, i'm not too fond of the low sample rate of the snares...
rulez added on the 2022-03-11 12:11:52 by wrighter wrighter
i liked music, but the scenes were hit and miss... a lot of potential though.
added on the 2022-03-11 12:28:48 by wrighter wrighter
oops posted on wrong prod -.-
added on the 2022-03-11 12:29:20 by wrighter wrighter
New Skooll era?
rulez added on the 2022-03-11 14:45:38 by tjahzi(aka Jimi) tjahzi(aka Jimi)
i love how the music soo much fit to the demo
rulez added on the 2022-08-08 18:41:12 by nhan nhan
rulez added on the 2023-01-01 20:49:21 by usual usual
lovely one
rulez added on the 2023-01-13 08:29:47 by ferris ferris
This amazing audio track by MD deserved special mastering treatment, check this out: https://youtu.be/xeAIUU69juA

Track available for download at my Soundcloud page.
added on the 2023-08-20 23:10:15 by pyc pyc
OMG that soundtrack!
rulez added on the 2024-01-01 13:10:10 by Olympian Olympian

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