Aphorism for the Masses by Andromeda Software Development [web]
screenshot added by s_tec on 2005-03-28 10:07:57
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release date : march 2005
release party : Breakpoint 2005
compo : pc demo
ranked : 13th
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popularity : 66%
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alltime top: #1923
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not sure of the GFX so no Screenshot :) -- Strange and Strange. Maybe my NVIDIA TI 4200 -- Who Knows today ?
added on the 2005-03-28 09:58:05 by WoDK WoDK
I'm pretty sure that's how it's suposed to look.
added on the 2005-03-28 10:03:33 by panoramix panoramix
After Planet Risk I expected much but what is this? Strange. I hope it doesnt supposed to look like it did on my machine. Very "fragmented" screens..
sucks added on the 2005-03-28 10:07:45 by magic magic
mostly moving noise, but well synced and nice music
rulez added on the 2005-03-28 10:08:39 by hfr hfr
The best term for this demo is "organized noise."
added on the 2005-03-28 10:09:05 by s_tec s_tec
My expections won`t be as high for the next one.
sucks added on the 2005-03-28 10:23:45 by darkus darkus
expectations even..
added on the 2005-03-28 10:25:16 by darkus darkus
This wasnt released at breakpoint but at The Gathering :)
added on the 2005-03-28 10:25:41 by magic magic
No, I think it was released at BP05, because they also released another demo at TG05 and the 3rd one of the trilogy is planned for Pixelshow :)

Let me check the results though..
added on the 2005-03-28 10:36:35 by Optimus Optimus
Not the demo type I like, noisy visuals, possibly well presented but annoying for my tastes,. piggy saved by the music which rules!
added on the 2005-03-28 10:57:40 by Optimus Optimus
The other one is called Ambience for the Masses, I am just downloading..
added on the 2005-03-28 11:00:56 by Optimus Optimus
this is dope stuff.

thank you so much asd for proving that noise demos can rule and still be fun to watch for people who don't like that kind of thing.
added on the 2005-03-28 11:12:30 by ryg ryg
I'm not sure I saw what I had to see :) But I liked what I saw, so it's a thumb up.
rulez added on the 2005-03-28 11:24:14 by jimmi jimmi
i like very much ! bravo
rulez added on the 2005-03-28 12:17:01 by med med
The hand rules!
rulez added on the 2005-03-28 13:12:49 by Kauto Kauto
blairwitch-project meets the video-filter from ion-traxx. No cigar.
sucks added on the 2005-03-28 14:21:13 by hornet hornet
Just a quick note to say that the screenshot *is* right, and it is supposed to look like this, and it was released at breakpoint :)
added on the 2005-03-28 14:53:49 by amv amv
cool filter.
and I liked music.
rulez added on the 2005-03-28 17:23:32 by got got
sucks added on the 2005-03-28 18:25:38 by Shanethewolf Shanethewolf
eh ?
( to be honest music was nice )
sucks added on the 2005-03-28 19:09:06 by apricot apricot
I don't get the point of that much distortion. Some things look ok but most doesn't. And those cubes don't fit in at all.
added on the 2005-03-28 20:49:47 by beavis77 beavis77
This demo is the second part of the "Ambience - Aphorism - Antidote" trilogy. It is an experiment in sound reactive graphics (or distortions if you prefer) and is somehow a tribute to Satori. Allo? Was?
added on the 2005-03-29 01:00:50 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
Oh.. you can also check the first part here:
added on the 2005-03-29 01:11:18 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
Extremely disappointing after something like Planet Risk :(
sucks added on the 2005-03-29 08:54:02 by Corial Corial
This was actually quite well done, I thought :)
added on the 2005-03-29 09:23:52 by _-_-__ _-_-__
the noise/filter/fuckup was nearly as uninspired as our bcnparty demo (not intended as a lame plug). i hope you got drunk and had fun when making it, and i'm somehow assuming you did.

if it was really intended as a serious attempt to do something totally special or cool or whatever, then you kind of failed, however.

fuckings to all the "oh no it's not glowy and shiny and totally unlike planet risk, i'm so disappointed!!"-idiots, though. make a glowdemo yourself instead of complaining about competent demomakers who prefer making something they like to make instead of pleasing your puny little mind.
added on the 2005-03-29 09:30:43 by skrebbel skrebbel
Yes sir i liked it sir. I am sooo happy that you guys didn't try to ride with Planet Risk and try to make another one like it.
rulez added on the 2005-03-29 10:00:23 by kurli kurli
yes. this was very enjoyable thankyouverymuch.
rulez added on the 2005-03-29 10:25:07 by uncle-x uncle-x
As I told to Amusic, I like when people try something new. Music-generated visuals are also cute.
rulez added on the 2005-03-29 10:41:40 by dixan dixan
fucking ruuuulez! Noise with style, thankyou sirs!
rulez added on the 2005-03-29 11:01:58 by psonice psonice

Kudos to people supporting a scene that (at least tries) to expand artistically (the end result is somehow irrelevant) rather than being typecasted.

added on the 2005-03-29 11:08:35 by Navis Navis
I love the music (almost enough to go for the piggy), the rest is shit.
Sorry, noise is not art, no matter what you want to believe.
sucks added on the 2005-03-29 12:43:45 by Nuclear Nuclear
i liked this.
rulez added on the 2005-03-29 14:55:11 by lithis lithis
hehe, i guess some might disagree here but i liked this a lot more than planet risk :)
awesome visuals and music!
rulez added on the 2005-03-29 15:12:06 by dodke dodke
The trilogy is focused on the Aristotle's element line of Aether, Fire and Water. Aphorism is the Fire part. You can control fire up to a certain extent, but fire is always unpredictable both in its movements and constraint. The various backbone synch points and imagery is depicting the control and constrain of the fire, while the distortions and artifacts are representing the randomness and unpredictability of the flames, that however begin with a seed.. the flammable material (which is the music and its frequencies). The style of the music is harsh and expands into a multitude of frequencies to show the wildness and mercilessness of fire.

As for the 3d objects appearing at certain occasions.. ahm.. well you could say they are the currywurst being cooked ehehehehehe =)

Skrebbel, we were not drunk when we made this demo. We were however when we watched it on the big screen =)
added on the 2005-03-29 15:43:11 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
added on the 2005-03-29 17:46:17 by v3nom v3nom
I liked previous ASD prods but this one is boring and ugly =(
sucks added on the 2005-03-29 20:19:55 by 0x$$ 0x$$
I expected to see random noise, after some comments.

Well... this is NOT even noise! Well it has some noise at the background, but the most part is a distorted video, pictures and/or something, synched with the music! If you try to see what's hapenning, you'll notice how the colors match to music's moods at some points.

This production is superb. While Planet Risk drops your jaws at the floor because of it's effect, Aphorism gives you harsh emotions with a touch of anger at some points and unexpected calmness at others.

I really like it. Thumbs up from me :-). I want to see more prods like this at the future :-).
rulez added on the 2005-03-29 22:26:58 by BadSector BadSector
i like the music..
i like the sync...
i like the idea...
it's kinda 'overdistorted' for my taste..

still.. thumbs up for the effort...
added on the 2005-03-29 22:40:59 by medron medron
rulez added on the 2005-03-29 23:50:21 by blueflame blueflame
You call this "artistical expansion"? I think its a pretty common approach of distorting what is seen as norm aka noisedemo. We all have seen many. Though I have to confirm that this is extremely well executed.

If you want to make something remotly new try a pop-art demo or something.

added on the 2005-03-30 00:16:11 by Stelthzje Stelthzje
visual noise <3
rulez added on the 2005-03-30 00:39:00 by nosfe nosfe
Quite a nice one, but I prefer the older demos of ASD. :Q
rulez added on the 2005-03-30 00:43:43 by elend elend
didnt know you had the balls to do satori/kooma style stuff. pretty impressive!
please keep experimenting the ASD style!
cant wait to see what you pull out next.
damn greeks.
rulez added on the 2005-03-30 01:06:12 by psenough psenough
So in case all you complainers haven't got it yet: The rule is DO WHAT YOU F*ING WANT WHEN MAKING YOUR DEMO. And they did. And this is the result. and it RULES.
im in love.
rulez added on the 2005-03-30 09:50:39 by bzz bzz
im in love.
this is the first ASD demo i really like!
pretty please continue to experiment.
and keep up the good work!
added on the 2005-03-30 09:51:34 by bzz bzz
i like it! it's filthy, i like filth.
rulez added on the 2005-03-30 10:04:47 by okkie okkie
rulez added on the 2005-03-30 12:10:25 by emc emc
Hmm, didn't enjoy this one too much...
sucks added on the 2005-03-30 12:52:15 by nitro2 nitro2
ASD actually did something I really like. Could've done without the cubes and piano fill and 'traditional demo' elements, but I'll rationalise that to myself by calling them the experimental bits =)
rulez added on the 2005-03-30 19:27:08 by ript ript
forgot to thumb :)
rulez added on the 2005-03-30 19:45:28 by medron medron
I agree with the MFX people. This is goodgood.
rulez added on the 2005-03-31 00:15:44 by Preacher Preacher
bad ASD
sucks added on the 2005-03-31 08:43:04 by zeebr zeebr
didnt do it for me at the compo. i should see it again, but then i need new hardware
added on the 2005-03-31 13:30:20 by quisten quisten
Serious (or maybe standard ? :) releases from ASD is not for me but this one ! I like it also the 'first part' released on Gathering05 ! Good work.
rulez added on the 2005-03-31 15:10:22 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
Yes, a totally different ASD stuff. I understand this might be a shock to someone when compared to previous kick ass demos. But hey, this kicks too.. ass is just a bit different this time. Nice job!
rulez added on the 2005-03-31 15:21:55 by Vulture Vulture
no way ...
sucks added on the 2005-03-31 16:23:37 by nufan nufan
i liked it on the bigscreen!
rulez added on the 2005-03-31 19:06:50 by blala blala
i respect ASD big time for having the balls to really try something new and experimental instead of just copying earlier productions. there are not many groups around that do that. too bad it wasn't appreciated enough. my personal winner demo from BP05 :) .
rulez added on the 2005-03-31 19:11:24 by monroe monroe
sucks added on the 2005-03-31 20:00:54 by rock rock
This is a real work of art.
Refreshing and different, I love everything about this demo, I just watched it 4 times in a row.
rulez added on the 2005-03-31 20:13:22 by Shockwave Shockwave
Seems like ASD have turned into drug addicts :) Not a prod for me this one :)
sucks added on the 2005-04-01 13:31:57 by Zplex Zplex
The music kicks a lot. Especially after the greetings and before the ending. I have to say that the visuals did not please me. The howthehelldidtheydoit element was completely missing. It takes a great effort though, to organize chaos with so decent results. I can tell because I was recently experimenting with the same kind of idea.

I had to watch it a lot of times to figure out if I love or hate it. And this alone deserves a thumb up.
rulez added on the 2005-04-01 14:53:44 by msamurai msamurai
rulez added on the 2005-04-02 09:28:04 by dairos dairos
the visuals rock, the music doesn't.
rulez added on the 2005-04-02 21:31:56 by asspirine asspirine
Nice they tried something different, and it worked out great!
rulez added on the 2005-04-02 23:46:43 by [self-ban] [self-ban]
It was definitely a wise choice for ASD to try a new style, it really worked out well imo. I love their previous stuff, but this one is a makes a great change, and the music is really in-yer-face. Great stuff.
rulez added on the 2005-04-03 22:42:00 by Vaipon Vaipon
rulez added on the 2005-04-03 23:22:10 by gloom gloom
I was expecting something quite different and I think this prod looks more like an MFX or Satori prod, but it was a nice experiment, very enjoyable to watch.
rulez added on the 2005-04-05 12:51:36 by DiamonDie DiamonDie
Waste of time.
sucks added on the 2005-04-05 17:28:08 by T$ T$
rulez added on the 2005-04-06 18:46:49 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
Great job!I beleive this to be one of the many new ideas and head-blowing demos we will see from asd.A bit confusing at start , but if you see it one more time you can see chaos in order.Can you do that? :)
rulez added on the 2005-04-06 21:16:06 by frits_gr frits_gr
Not the way I like to watch demos...
sucks added on the 2005-04-06 21:30:07 by winden winden
Although I am pretty interesseted in Aristotle and really appreciate art influencing the scene, I don't think the link is really obvious. I really like the new approach of asd (not only because it gave us the chance to become 3rd).
But somehow it could have more contrast (not in colors but in density and abstraction). The cubes hurt a lot. The music it brilliant although not really fitting for fire.
Because I thumped up [url=http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=13272] I have no choice.

rulez added on the 2005-04-11 14:34:56 by pixtur pixtur
sucks added on the 2005-04-12 11:10:59 by skarab skarab
asd can to be mainstream, and asd can to be alternative. they really CAN.
added on the 2005-04-12 11:20:43 by diver diver
Hmmm... no glow?

This is no mainstream demo... its more an experimental piece of art. Very interesting visuals and a very interesting and well done tune. One of the most interesting releases this year... i like it!
rulez added on the 2005-04-22 12:27:48 by imYemeth imYemeth
hmm, 1 bit gray is enough?
added on the 2005-04-23 01:37:12 by bartman bartman
best one of the trilogy imho
rulez added on the 2005-04-24 13:34:00 by maali maali
massive visuals
rulez added on the 2005-04-26 16:57:04 by alkama alkama
OMG!!! amazing!!! seriously, i don't like many of these noise demos but this one ROCKS!

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i hope this works out :)
rulez added on the 2005-04-26 19:48:42 by Lupin Lupin
damn... how did i get alkamas avatar there? :(

well, i think you got what i wanted to say :p
added on the 2005-04-26 19:50:26 by Lupin Lupin
this is really cool!!!! Sorry
added on the 2005-04-26 20:07:02 by zeebr zeebr
a bit strange, but yeah asd :)
added on the 2005-05-14 19:52:24 by las las
Nice and dirty. Altough I would've liked the music to be even dirtier :)
rulez added on the 2005-05-14 20:38:30 by teel teel
I think the ASD guys have been eating the 'shroom from haujobbs Kosmiset Avaruus Sienet (http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=2856)

And I like the result! :-p
rulez added on the 2005-06-17 03:33:47 by Happy-H Happy-H
more experimental than what I'm used to seeing from ASD, but it grew on me as the demo progressed.
rulez added on the 2005-06-25 22:03:51 by legalize legalize
I see things.

I don't remember this from BP at all, but it sure rocks.
rulez added on the 2005-07-19 00:02:35 by Lord Graga Lord Graga
Has a weird and interesting appeal, but you definately shouldn't watch this one too often!
added on the 2005-08-01 02:19:54 by EarlGrey EarlGrey
rulez added on the 2005-10-11 20:35:34 by wie8 wie8
truly weird stuff, not like those pretending to be one.
This is really good and weird, even if I'm not usually into noise prods. Definitely worth a watch (but not too often)
rulez added on the 2006-01-10 23:29:53 by NeARAZ NeARAZ
Here are the lyrics :

Is that it?
I'll tell you...
...let me give you a little inside information about God.
God likes to watch.
He's a prankster.
Think about it.
rulez added on the 2006-02-06 00:49:11 by zafos zafos
rulez added on the 2006-03-05 23:33:32 by blackpawn blackpawn
rulez added on the 2006-06-29 02:44:30 by Aasemoon Aasemoon
thumb up for the masses.
rulez added on the 2006-07-26 08:06:17 by TrX TrX
rulez added on the 2006-08-17 14:04:33 by hardi hardi
rulez added on the 2006-11-14 01:50:19 by gentleman gentleman
added on the 2007-03-15 00:16:34 by sokoban sokoban
thumb up for all trilogy
rulez added on the 2007-08-15 10:48:45 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
What a mess! :)
added on the 2007-09-12 21:06:40 by Mystra Mystra
satanik glitchmachine
rulez added on the 2007-09-16 14:52:48 by comankh comankh
This shit rocks!!!
rulez added on the 2007-09-24 00:00:40 by #535 #535
Great stuff - just when everything seems a llittle messy, things blend nicely together anyway.
rulez added on the 2008-07-29 15:41:18 by d3pth d3pth
really cool visual style in this demo (i haven't seen the others yet - this one was shown at nvscene). the music is nice overall, with great bass that's shaking the room, although there's some really sharp treble synth sounds early on that were hard on my ears. again, really nice to look at this one!
rulez added on the 2008-08-27 00:29:28 by gd gd
I didn´t like this at all.
sucks added on the 2009-01-18 15:35:39 by SiR SiR
folow sir
sucks added on the 2009-03-27 17:25:35 by bumble-bee bumble-bee
rulez added on the 2009-04-29 17:03:37 by unc unc
The noise was nice but maybe too excessively used.
added on the 2009-06-01 13:04:06 by noby noby
rulez added on the 2010-08-02 18:09:07 by preston preston
Feels like mfx demo with amusic's music, yep.
rulez added on the 2011-11-25 00:32:35 by rutra80 rutra80
rocks hard (not)
sucks added on the 2011-11-25 02:51:34 by zoolum zoolum
sucks added on the 2012-04-02 05:34:33 by _JUL_ _JUL_
rulez added on the 2012-04-26 16:32:43 by noby noby
well executed, comes as a whole

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