paimen by Coma
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release date : january 1996
release party : Juhla 1996
compo : pc demo
ranked : 2nd
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popularity : 64%
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alltime top: #1618
added on the 2000-09-12 16:30:43 by florent florent

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One of the best demo by Coma... The music (by Groo) is really great and fit perfectly to the visual effects.
Great job dudes !
added on the 2000-09-12 19:04:48 by rez rez
mhm, not my cup of tea, but its fairly nice anyway. The music is whack, but still cool :>
added on the 2000-09-13 10:21:56 by skypher skypher
it's one of my favourite demos!! have a great style! coma style rulez!
added on the 2000-12-09 21:52:56 by mrdoob mrdoob
In my opinion one of the _very best_ demos of the mid-90's.
added on the 2000-12-23 23:17:45 by guenon guenon
the best "classic" coma demo I think. the finnish version has a stronger feeling than the rather clunky english translation...
added on the 2001-01-09 00:17:19 by saffron saffron
the best coma demo, no doubt. there is a hungarian joke edition by Kamu crew, called Pumpa. :)
added on the 2001-05-08 01:35:57 by d-lee d-lee
One of the best demos ever and _the_ best one from coma.
added on the 2001-05-25 14:57:03 by uncle-x uncle-x
I agree with uncle. I seriously freaked out early in the demo the first time I saw it :)
rulez added on the 2001-08-12 17:15:48 by bigcheese bigcheese
aww.. it's a shame it's completely messed up when run on a fast computer.
added on the 2001-08-12 17:23:01 by bigcheese bigcheese
It´s great! It somehow appears timeless, I can´t quite say what it is.
This one will never die!
rulez added on the 2001-09-03 12:25:28 by nudge nudge
rulez added on the 2001-09-06 17:29:03 by zden zden
i love it. nothing bad to say about this one. one of the best ones ever.
rulez added on the 2001-09-26 21:46:44 by odex odex
coma at its most powerful!
rulez added on the 2001-10-20 11:25:06 by _-_-__ _-_-__
who could forget this demo?

I've always felt that this was
the most underrated pc-demo (second reality being the most overrated)

and come back, groo... come back...
sucks added on the 2001-11-08 03:08:23 by hempest hempest
whoops :) my thumb didn't obey me. too much "tuttu juttu"
added on the 2001-11-08 03:10:55 by hempest hempest
aahh... here we go
added on the 2001-11-08 03:15:47 by hempest hempest
we need groo to come back.
somehow i doubt groo needs to come back,however.

where is he? all of the tracks he did for koma productions are fukin ace.

a demo i'd rather watch than the current stuff thash coming out
rulez added on the 2002-01-17 13:22:35 by distance distance
for once I agree with Uncle-X about something. this _is_ one of the very best demos I've seen.
rulez added on the 2002-03-05 13:31:00 by funktion funktion
ahh... the sweetness of voting....
rulez added on the 2002-03-07 01:20:09 by uncle-x uncle-x
I loved paimen for years now
rulez added on the 2002-03-26 10:41:19 by bizken bizken
paimen is love.
rulez added on the 2002-03-26 11:20:49 by nosfe nosfe
This demo makes me always thoughful. There are words and then again there are words. What you believe doesn't matter if it's all just aiming for a better life. The message is same time a bit naive but still very powerful.

And as Saffron mentioned, you really have to see Finnish version, English one sucks big time. Perhaps it'd be time for a final final version?
rulez added on the 2002-04-20 19:11:10 by melw melw
Does anybody know where I can find the english version?
added on the 2002-05-01 12:05:08 by tomaes tomaes
Ok, I already found the fixed version incl. the translated lyrics (thanx to good ol' hornet) and I agree that the english version sucks. :)
added on the 2002-05-01 12:39:06 by tomaes tomaes
prehaps the best demo ever.
rulez added on the 2002-08-19 11:26:56 by manticore / mfx manticore / mfx
The sound haunts you in your head several days after you've seen this :D
rulez added on the 2002-08-23 15:59:22 by jenni jenni
rulez added on the 2002-08-23 18:10:39 by dake^cdx dake^cdx
Awesome soundtrack, great demo
rulez added on the 2002-10-28 15:41:53 by Hopper/SquoQuo Hopper/SquoQuo
rulez added on the 2002-10-28 16:53:40 by raymon raymon
Hey,. the one I downloaded is the Finnish version. Where can I read the concept in English? Hey,.. and I can't find my phrase nowhere ;P
rulez added on the 2003-02-08 22:48:29 by Optimus Optimus
The music rules btw..
added on the 2003-02-08 22:48:40 by Optimus Optimus
Music rocks, visuals rule and the texts are übercool.
rulez added on the 2003-02-17 15:12:02 by DiamonDie DiamonDie
I got the English version from some old CDs of a friend with lotsa demos. The same version is featured also in the DemoDVD btw..
added on the 2003-02-18 10:43:38 by Optimus Optimus
i think the finnish version is muchos better.
added on the 2003-02-18 13:33:48 by nosfe nosfe
it's so great.
rulez added on the 2003-02-18 13:43:25 by gloom gloom
As people don't read nfo files I might as well give you instructions to switch between languages on fixed version.<br>Use parameters /F (for finnish) and /E (for english).<br>I do agree that english version sucks, but it is always hard to translate lyrical text.
added on the 2003-07-07 20:20:03 by virne virne
Uups. No caps. Parameters are /f and /e. "Fixed" version really fixes couple of minor bugs not only the language. But as you now know, both languages are there.
added on the 2003-07-07 20:23:14 by virne virne
i need more!
rulez added on the 2003-08-23 19:35:55 by ripper ripper
damn good, great track
rulez added on the 2003-08-26 14:10:12 by stonda stonda
rulez added on the 2004-02-08 09:10:21 by psenough psenough
rulez added on the 2004-02-08 09:33:55 by p01 p01
damn i love the soundtrack! demo itself if great too
rulez added on the 2004-02-08 17:35:08 by shadez shadez
rulez added on the 2004-05-22 02:29:16 by abuze abuze
Excellent, love the darkness - it had trouble running on my old machine...
rulez added on the 2004-07-21 08:46:47 by d3pth d3pth
rulez added on the 2004-09-15 11:52:25 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
Brilliant. The soundtrack kicks ass and there's a message in the demo, which alone makes it better than 95% of the modern ones.
rulez added on the 2004-09-15 12:09:47 by Preacher Preacher
One of my all time favourite demos.
rulez added on the 2004-10-07 16:59:48 by asasel asasel
rulez added on the 2004-10-07 21:01:10 by teel teel
rulez added on the 2004-11-17 22:44:23 by las las
i fucking love this :D
rulez added on the 2005-01-22 13:44:00 by uns3en_ uns3en_
Great stuff!
rulez added on the 2005-02-06 10:51:44 by chock chock
some of those bg effects are just too damn nice.
rulez added on the 2005-02-06 22:39:09 by Lord Graga Lord Graga
Coma at its best
rulez added on the 2005-02-06 22:44:06 by ithaqua ithaqua
yep yep
rulez added on the 2005-02-06 22:52:52 by dairos dairos
rulez added on the 2005-02-06 23:10:07 by lai lai
added on the 2005-02-15 07:38:40 by uns3en_ uns3en_
grooooo !!!!!!!
rulez added on the 2005-06-09 14:41:32 by chavez chavez
late but at last, I'm here to salute you for that demo. The music and the visual composition are really great! Love it!
rulez added on the 2006-06-19 03:10:52 by Paralax Paralax
Best "scenepoetry" ever.
rulez added on the 2006-08-25 09:27:11 by kurli kurli
Great atmosphere and I have to agree, that it does work better with finnish poetry.
rulez added on the 2006-08-26 10:20:48 by blueflame blueflame
has to be one of my favourite demos ever
rulez added on the 2006-10-01 02:37:59 by Gaia Gaia
One of the best demos ever.
rulezcdc added on the 2007-12-05 20:58:20 by zefyros zefyros
...and after seeing that there's nothing to coup de coeur from breakpoint I'll raise my cup for a real kick ass production.
added on the 2008-03-24 20:18:49 by zefyros zefyros
Just Wierd.
sucks added on the 2008-04-26 17:15:04 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
rulez added on the 2008-05-27 12:37:59 by tempest tempest
yes, yes, yes
rulez added on the 2008-05-27 12:53:57 by waffle waffle
Very strong original style, although the jesus content doesn't cut it for me :)
rulez added on the 2008-06-01 11:46:06 by Marq Marq
Hadn't commented this yet, so: Excellent demo with a very good soundtrack and "scene poetry" that's actually interesting and the usage of video is interwoven beautifully into graphical effects.
rulez added on the 2009-01-03 05:35:55 by visy visy
This was the first demo that showed me that the demo medium is usable for artistic self-expression. Also my favorite Coma demo.
rulezcdc added on the 2009-03-12 02:13:36 by viznut/pwp viznut/pwp
rulez added on the 2009-04-05 01:45:45 by T$ T$
My thumb :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-19 09:58:20 by rez rez
Herren er min hyrde
rulez added on the 2011-11-10 21:27:06 by Frequent Frequent
Absolute top class production. Probably one of the first real examples of artistic expression in the context of demoscene. Features clever use of effects, fantastic color palette, and a great track.
rulez added on the 2012-04-24 02:54:11 by noby noby
true art.
rulez added on the 2013-03-11 22:54:04 by MuffinHop MuffinHop
Good music, with some pretty cool visuals.
rulez added on the 2014-09-24 00:29:13 by keito keito
This one has some kickass visuals. My only gripe is the volume is a bit loud on the song, kind of over-normalized. But, fuck it; Coma rules.
rulez added on the 2014-10-29 00:46:06 by Maraakate Maraakate
Also where can I find dat English version?
added on the 2014-10-29 00:55:00 by Maraakate Maraakate
!!! blew my mind 19 years ago, haven't found the pieces yet
rulez added on the 2015-05-03 02:51:55 by mantratronic mantratronic
That track though.
rulez added on the 2016-02-23 15:41:18 by Gargaj Gargaj
Wow. Absolutely not my cup of tea...
sucks added on the 2016-07-01 20:28:58 by raer raer
Wow. Absolutely my cup of tea!
rulez added on the 2016-07-01 21:09:34 by hfr hfr
marry me, groo
rulez added on the 2017-06-06 20:25:24 by nagz nagz
Woah just saw this one for the first time! what an awesome track and the visuals are suitably mind bending.

Maybe I would have enjoyed Finnish poetry over English. Somehow understandable words are less appealing :)
rulez added on the 2019-07-11 05:30:52 by rloaderro rloaderro
The English translation is more or less accurate, as it is a pretty direct translation. However, it due to that also doesn't feel as profound or artistically fulfilled as the the original, since the original word choices carry additional associations and feel more coherent with the biblical quotes. You get what is said in the English version, but you don't get how it's said.
added on the 2019-07-11 11:17:44 by noby noby
fantastic :)
rulez added on the 2021-02-06 23:56:27 by mccnex mccnex
i thought i thumbed this up earlier...
rulez added on the 2023-05-22 07:27:53 by Flashira Flashira
A true diamond.
rulez added on the 2023-05-22 08:51:02 by tjahzi(aka Jimi) tjahzi(aka Jimi)

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