Global Trash 2 by The Silents [web]
screenshot added by Zone (leZone) on 2001-08-13 23:28:46
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release date : december 1991
release party : The Party 1991
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popularity : 66%
  • 0.95
alltime top: #1322
added on the 2001-07-11 05:16:19 by rzr rzr

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this is perhaps the first video demo ever, and for a very, very long time, the best.

although it looks a bit unfinished, it was everything a video demo should be. no stupid render stuff. no "how we got to the party" home video. it's a real demo with real effects that were impossible in realtime at that time.

of course there was render stuff and video sequences, and the second half is filled with movie sequences, but it's done in a demo style, and there is much more than just that.

my first thumb up here.
rulez added on the 2001-07-11 22:40:27 by chaos chaos
Two thumbs up for this CLASSIC video demo. Download now.
rulez added on the 2001-07-12 01:05:09 by rzr rzr
It's a classic no doubt, i think jesper and mikael made that when they worked at some danish tv-company, but i might be wrong aswell... :)
btw. www.jesperkyd.com
rulez added on the 2001-07-12 10:13:42 by teo teo
note : size = 72.871.166 = 71 Mo, in mpeg1
eheh, Silents DK has invented newschool in 1991 :-)
see the advert at the end for Hardwired ;)
a good video production, with 10 years later effects
if you can, download this piece of archeological demo art :)
rulez added on the 2001-08-13 23:25:20 by Zone (leZone) Zone (leZone)
very good :) I also like to see all the old Amiga video effects that used to show up sometimes in usual TV broadcasting..
rulez added on the 2002-01-22 05:59:13 by bigcheese bigcheese
yeah, i like see this old newskool dezin stuff :)
rulez added on the 2002-01-22 08:56:45 by lai lai
Saw it first time at the info desk at Mekka 2002 - simply amazing for its time :)
added on the 2002-04-06 04:10:20 by Crest Crest
yes! amazing for its time. !!
rulez added on the 2002-07-12 11:22:42 by mempheria mempheria
rulez added on the 2002-07-21 21:45:18 by marlowe marlowe
kick ass!
rulez added on the 2002-07-21 21:47:13 by emoon emoon
yup yup
rulez added on the 2002-08-29 05:56:36 by ileaardbei ileaardbei
rulez added on the 2002-09-27 15:03:06 by cats cats
I really LOVE IT!!!
rulez added on the 2002-11-08 23:00:11 by ghandy ghandy
I still keep the VHS tape I brought back from Assembly 93 with this masterpiece in it...
rulez added on the 2002-11-09 11:05:41 by Jare Jare
A bit incoherent at times, but it really rules, it would be great even if it had been released later and the music kicks ass.
rulez added on the 2003-01-03 12:24:21 by DiamonDie DiamonDie
rulez added on the 2003-01-04 11:01:01 by a_lee_n a_lee_n
rulez added on the 2003-01-18 13:06:04 by zabutom zabutom
rocks. with the best demotune ever
rulez added on the 2003-03-18 21:43:23 by gg|rhg gg|rhg
Wow,. an old wild video that looks like Amiga generated demo inspired or something!
rulez added on the 2003-05-17 20:30:40 by Optimus Optimus
rulez added on the 2003-08-12 13:04:46 by Scali Scali
Thumbs up for this milestone!
rulez added on the 2003-08-12 16:20:21 by ithaqua ithaqua
wow, finally saw this for the first time, amazing stuff!
rulez added on the 2004-02-06 13:58:50 by psonice psonice
This truely was a very great piece of work! Kyd/Balle yep yep ;)
rulez added on the 2004-02-06 16:22:43 by magic magic
Where can I get a copy of this?
added on the 2004-02-06 17:42:58 by Nezbie Nezbie
The crowd went wild when they showed this on The Party 1. I remember standing there not being too impressed and thinking "hmmm, if they're gonna do a demo on a tv station's graphics equipment, anything is possible. That just takes the fun out of demos."

But in retrospect I must admit this was quite a cool and groundbreaking demo.
rulez added on the 2004-02-06 20:32:46 by cruzer cruzer
Well, its kind of so-so... The music itself is pretty good, but most of the scenes are basically cuts from old cult movies.
added on the 2004-07-30 02:40:26 by Nezbie Nezbie
Jesper Kyd kicks ass, so did this wild. Setting new standards is something which keept the demoscene always alive. To bad, they've fucked up with the where/were.

Global Trash II has been shown at computer conferences all over Europe and has been shown on MTV Europe several times. It helped give birth to a new scene called WILD Demos in '91, and today the WILD Demo Scene includes many demo groups. Global Trash II was the first video demo to hit the demoscene, setting a new standard in demo's and videos.
rulez added on the 2004-09-24 22:09:18 by René Madenmann René Madenmann
This is some cool shit. The music is excellent, the effects are brilliant and it's just so... demoish. Hell yeah.
rulez added on the 2004-10-19 00:59:58 by Preacher Preacher
rulez added on the 2004-10-19 02:13:39 by Buckethead Buckethead
never gave it a thumb up, my mistake: Kyd & Balle rule.
rulez added on the 2004-10-20 13:21:46 by keops keops
A MASTERPIECE...could someone tell me where i can DL the Kid's mod?
I don't find it anywhere....
rulez added on the 2004-10-20 13:55:40 by orb orb
http://pain.scene.org/show_article.php?id=19Interview with Barock of ex-TSL! Read it online if you wish to.
added on the 2004-11-26 08:18:44 by ghandy ghandy
Very nice.
rulez added on the 2004-11-28 20:26:14 by grip grip
rulez added on the 2005-08-04 01:54:18 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
The mother of all wild demos. Still roxx today.
rulez added on the 2005-11-14 01:29:25 by StingRay StingRay
Nice one!
rulez added on the 2005-11-14 18:35:07 by RRR RRR
rulez added on the 2005-12-13 00:54:12 by can can
some of the effects still beat what's seen in realtime PC demos nowadays, maybe not technically, but look'n'feel wise
added on the 2005-12-13 09:21:38 by cruzer cruzer
Silents simply kicks ass! Pivotal production.
rulez added on the 2005-12-13 09:27:51 by d3pth d3pth
pretty cool. too much video though
added on the 2005-12-14 03:38:38 by dila dila
this was kickass for it's time.. and it still rules
rulez added on the 2005-12-14 12:31:14 by v3nom v3nom
Has anyone tried to remake this demo in realtime with modern PC equipment? It seems like it ought to be possible now. (comments about blasphemy aside)
rulez added on the 2006-06-20 01:30:33 by crusader crusader
i think if i saw it back in 1991 i'd have wet my pants!! this rules so much! the feedback effect, the textured face, the landscape.. even the video grabs had their moments.

kyd has done better music imho and compared to some of the best modern pc demos it's not that special.. that's my only negative comment..

they indeed discovered newskool in 1991, wtf!?
rulez added on the 2006-06-20 13:15:47 by earx earx
demoscene science.
rulez added on the 2006-09-09 20:59:09 by anesthetic anesthetic
rulez added on the 2006-11-22 11:23:37 by Quarryman Quarryman
rulez added on the 2006-12-10 20:51:49 by gentleman gentleman
A Classic!
rulez added on the 2008-03-09 14:11:03 by tantronix tantronix
rulez added on the 2008-05-03 17:44:51 by zefyros zefyros
rulez added on the 2008-07-01 23:04:04 by maytz maytz
you can never go wrong with Kyd / Balle.
rulez added on the 2008-07-25 11:23:02 by Axel Axel
The opening piece of this soundtrack just kicks so much ass!
added on the 2008-08-08 10:56:49 by d3pth d3pth
rulez added on the 2009-03-18 18:36:01 by sof_max sof_max
too bad i just saw it the first time today.
i´m so sure i would have loved it even more back then !
rulez added on the 2009-03-18 21:44:32 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
Wow. I only found this today!

Real time demo wannabe, 1991.

I guess it's impossible to get an higher quality video today, right? :)
rulez added on the 2009-04-30 22:14:35 by xernobyl xernobyl
wow. james cameron already did impressive stuff back in 1991 ;)
rulez added on the 2009-11-18 23:24:44 by SiR SiR
I assumed I'd already commented on this. A true masterpiece with a great feeling.

This is what the Wild category is all about!
rulez added on the 2009-11-19 00:22:20 by Wade Wade
First Wild Demo in history (released at The Party '91). Don't like this category but in this time it was a revolution...
rulez added on the 2010-03-24 09:42:18 by Hicks Hicks
rulez added on the 2010-03-24 10:03:59 by rp rp
'I need something stronger'
rulez added on the 2010-07-18 03:48:49 by Steel Steel
To think about how much this production has done for the demoscene is mindblowing, and then pair that with Hardwired released around the same time makes it unreal.

This is legendary.

Shame on me for not thumbing this up until 18,5 years after I saw it.
rulez added on the 2010-07-22 14:32:10 by neptun neptun
Perhaps not so mindblowing nowdays, but still a nice one.
rulez added on the 2010-07-24 01:32:22 by Frequent Frequent
Hmm I think I still have this somewhere
rulez added on the 2010-07-28 21:33:10 by leGend leGend
The music by Jesper Kyd is awesome (visual too of course).
rulez added on the 2010-08-06 09:48:39 by rez rez
It roxxx! Simply amazing!
rulez added on the 2010-09-06 20:12:07 by Sir_Lucas Sir_Lucas
If I recall correctly, Michael Balle worked as a visual artist at Nordisk Film in Copenhagen back in 1991.
And this video-demo was made on the Silicon Graphics computer at his workplace
added on the 2012-02-22 14:40:20 by Steel Steel
I just digged out my old VHS tape, digitized and and uploaded it tonight.

This is the Demo:

And here from the Party 1991 when it was released live:

Further videos from the Party 1991:

(If I remember right, I made a copy of this tape back in 1991/92 from some EQUINOX members at the Swiss Internal Meeting day)

rulez added on the 2012-06-03 23:52:48 by ALIEN ALIEN
Amazing! Love the soundtrack.
rulez added on the 2012-06-04 02:10:46 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
This blows my mind.

It also second whoever suggested a realtime PC remake, would be interesting indeed.
rulez added on the 2012-06-04 05:05:54 by ___ ___
Words cannot describe how much powerfull was sound from this video
rulez added on the 2012-10-01 23:13:02 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
thanks for the remastered version and the live version! this demo is surely as powerful as it was back then.
added on the 2012-10-02 00:17:31 by v3nom v3nom
demoscene milestone
rulez added on the 2013-05-04 20:55:54 by T$ T$
Very ambitious for 1991, especially the first couple minutes. Music could be better but then again it's just a style I'm far from a fan of.
rulez added on the 2014-04-06 11:39:12 by noby noby
very entertainning
i forget the thumb :)
rulez added on the 2014-04-26 17:56:41 by Black Dragon Black Dragon
rulez added on the 2015-07-23 17:02:46 by Alone_Coder Alone_Coder
except for the random movie sequences at the end, this still rocks..
rulez added on the 2015-09-25 18:24:39 by toxie toxie
I like it
rulez added on the 2017-05-03 20:12:29 by EviL EviL
Help is on the way!!!
rulez added on the 2017-05-04 10:53:17 by axis^oxy axis^oxy
saw that live at the party, best part was the music ;)
rulez added on the 2017-05-04 11:05:07 by elkmoose elkmoose
how the fuck did they make this in 1991...
rulez added on the 2017-07-14 08:12:34 by Flashira Flashira
Pretty amazing with the technology available. The movie clips pulled down the impression a bit but it's still an ace production.
rulez added on the 2017-07-19 09:01:39 by El Topo El Topo
This is really a video-demo and this is very well mastered especially considering it was made in 1991.
rulez added on the 2017-07-19 09:57:01 by ok3anos ok3anos
Really nice, one of the first wild demos have seen this a bunch of times but also forgotten too thumb it up, last time in the Edison demoshow this year

Awesome Amiga videotoaster and music stuff etc <3
rulez added on the 2017-08-17 19:36:16 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
video demo
rulez added on the 2017-08-17 20:15:00 by cce cce
Great show, even though it could have done without the movie footage. Truly impressive result considering the hardware and software of that time :)
rulez added on the 2019-11-19 00:04:52 by exocet exocet
rulez added on the 2021-02-22 20:05:45 by neoneye neoneye
Just amazing, even today. It's very similar to what Monolith did with their early FMV for their games and personal company promotion stuff.
rulez added on the 2021-12-14 21:04:08 by wabe wabe

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