haxholm by Loonies [web] & Brainstorm [web]
screenshot added by rasmus/loonies on 2011-10-24 08:03:05
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release date : october 2011
release party : TRSAC 2011
compo : combined demo
ranked : 5th
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popularity : 64%
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alltime top: #3773
added on the 2011-10-24 07:32:55 by rasmus/loonies rasmus/loonies

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This was a surprise - worked very well on the big screen!
rulez added on the 2011-10-24 08:33:03 by maytz maytz
Awesomely hallucinogenic.
rulez added on the 2011-10-24 09:56:52 by TSC-Uprough TSC-Uprough
Ja jeg synes som sædvanlig det her var noget værre skrammel, men jeg er heller ikke meget til kinddans, jeg vil hellere slås!
added on the 2011-10-24 10:15:45 by dwarf dwarf
can someone tell me which codec i need to install for this?
added on the 2011-10-24 10:25:50 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
This one is quite interesting.
Chilly xerxes soundtrack with visuals that feel like walking/driving around beeing drunk/drugged.
I like it - especially the music did it for me :)

Made a youtube for it too:
rulez added on the 2011-10-24 10:31:18 by anni anni
excellent trip but effects are too strong.
rulez added on the 2011-10-24 10:45:21 by Bartoshe Bartoshe
Boring video with okish music, it has no demo value for me, sorry
sucks added on the 2011-10-24 10:49:24 by jack-3d jack-3d
hard drivin'
rulez added on the 2011-10-24 11:05:49 by superplek superplek
Very nice one.
rulez added on the 2011-10-24 11:55:12 by elend elend
Good stuff. Feels like you made a solid plan and stuck to it :) Great tune too.
rulez added on the 2011-10-24 13:06:38 by psonice psonice
had some good parts
rulez added on the 2011-10-24 13:42:56 by psenough psenough
the visuals are a bit.. wtf but the music is lovely
added on the 2011-10-24 14:28:13 by smash smash
i like the soundtrack but the visuals are just nosfe without the nosfe!
added on the 2011-10-24 14:35:50 by maali maali
what smash said :)
added on the 2011-10-24 16:50:46 by rez rez
I got some codec complaints. Watched the video in the data folder in vlc instead... aha youtube link!
added on the 2011-10-24 16:52:26 by loaderror loaderror
Trippy! thumb up for using some video! Other groups should follow suit. It isn't illegal anymore :) I don't like the black frame though. If it was meant to simulate a phototechnique I would imagine it would change depending on the light coming from the scene. Maybe a simple radial fadeout would work better? I've experimented with such borders a lot and I tend to fall back to something simple every time :P

rulez added on the 2011-10-24 17:00:18 by loaderror loaderror
I adore the music, but feel like the visuals relied too much on the video, so... oink
added on the 2011-10-24 17:21:57 by t-zero t-zero
can't even give it a piggie. okay, it is something different but ... i don't know.
sucks added on the 2011-10-24 17:56:37 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
Feels like watching a video shot with the wrong lens.

a thumb for the music
a piggy for the demo
added on the 2011-10-24 18:57:02 by magic magic
Poor as hell
sucks added on the 2011-10-24 19:02:12 by Zplex Zplex
Cool trippy stuff. Maybe the colours were a bit dull at times. Agree with loady about the framing/border..
rulez added on the 2011-10-24 19:45:04 by faaret faaret
rulez added on the 2011-10-24 19:46:56 by 4mat 4mat
Looks like a dream...
I would have preferred the voice without these cuts.
added on the 2011-10-24 20:46:27 by BackSpace BackSpace
What t-zero said.
added on the 2011-10-24 20:51:33 by Alpha C Alpha C
I agree with Backspace, but this dream is not a good one. Normally I love everything what Xerxes is doing, but these voice cuts ruined the whole soundtrack.
sucks added on the 2011-10-24 21:04:00 by Bobic Bobic
I have only watched this at the party, but it was indeed a surprisingly good experience for me.
rulez added on the 2011-10-24 21:18:29 by Corial Corial
This is a realy bad demo. music saves it. But im a little confused here, usualy norweigans thumb up norweigan productions... but the dannes.. hmm smells like eurovision song contest here ;)
added on the 2011-10-24 21:26:10 by M:ET M:ET
Really cool. I'd like it even more if I didn't work on a similar concept right now...
rulez added on the 2011-10-24 22:51:34 by chock chock
The music is odd and not the masterpiece I'd expect from Xerxes.

As for the demo, it's just a cliched driving video disguised with some horrible blurs and overlays. I've seen better "Trips to the party" type videos.

It reminds me of Ban the Orphan by Fearmoths and seems to be trying too hard to be weird and arty.
sucks added on the 2011-10-25 01:43:52 by Wade Wade
Pls note i didnt set result
So boring.
sucks added on the 2011-10-25 09:37:35 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
i dont like
surprisingly i cant remember this from the compo, but i do remember the cheering!
rulez added on the 2011-10-25 14:25:04 by nic0 nic0
What Smash said.
added on the 2011-10-25 15:04:36 by gloom gloom
This must have been quite a journey on big screen.

Really nice, even though at moments it feels too much like testing various things.
rulez added on the 2011-10-25 15:17:10 by Zavie Zavie
nice trip
rulez added on the 2011-10-25 15:25:08 by elfh elfh
I'd like to give another thumb. Really like how it sounds and looks. Sure it's a bit filter heavy left and right but in general they do a good job stylizing the video. These are not TP party report videos. And even if they were..
added on the 2011-10-25 15:38:41 by superplek superplek
Seriously different. Very beautiful music. In combination with the strange visuals.. for sure no fail!
rulez added on the 2011-10-26 19:10:41 by Sapphire Sapphire
Actually what Wade said ;)
But a piggie because Klaus is my friiieennnd (or maybe not anymore after I told him that I didnt like this track :/ )
added on the 2011-10-27 08:28:54 by tFt tFt
tft, damn right! i am only friends with those who like my music. now you owe me kebab, or we are no longer friends!
added on the 2011-10-27 12:12:55 by xerxes xerxes
I do not really like the demo, but I absolutely adore the track, and especially the vocals.
xerxes: please let me know if I'm allowed to use the vocals for some sort of remix.
added on the 2011-10-27 12:16:29 by Puryx Puryx
What the guy above me wrote without the remix stuff :)
rulez added on the 2011-10-27 12:35:28 by chromag chromag
Thank you gentlemen :) I owe you kebab!
added on the 2011-10-27 12:44:33 by xerxes xerxes
Really enjoyed the music, and the visuals worked for the purpose.
added on the 2011-10-27 14:01:43 by NoahR NoahR
what ps said
rulez added on the 2011-10-27 16:50:16 by wullon wullon
i enjoyed this even tho the visuals made me feel dizzy and nauseous
rulez added on the 2011-10-29 17:48:02 by waffle waffle
nice trip
rulez added on the 2011-10-29 20:12:22 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
crashed here :<
Fucking ACE! :O
I dont know I'm lost now. The journey visuals, they only fail once, and with the lovely tune.

rulez added on the 2011-11-08 23:49:50 by leGend leGend
so different
so beautiful
rulez added on the 2011-11-17 13:27:10 by moozooh moozooh
For the music.
added on the 2011-11-17 13:41:44 by raer raer
I liked this a lot! The great track caught me off guard which doesn't happen too often. For me it's all about direction with this one and that's totally fine. Not every demo needs to show off.
rulez added on the 2012-03-20 11:18:09 by Paralax Paralax
Very nice tune. Regarding the video, its a good idea, but looks a bit messy. So piggie from me
added on the 2012-04-02 13:09:26 by Frequent Frequent
Completely missed this. Very nice soundtrack and great visuals. Colors could be improved a lot though and little improvements here and there could be made, but still very good.
rulez added on the 2012-04-07 00:06:57 by noby noby
Also one of the best tracks I've heard from Xerxes, recently at least :)
added on the 2012-04-07 00:07:40 by noby noby
i'm immensely proud to see this nominated for scene.org awards in favor of both Xerxes (best soundtrack) and myself (most original concept).
yep, congrats to both of you!
added on the 2012-04-09 23:09:38 by Axel Axel
thanks scene.org for the nominating this. that took some serious balls from you guys seeing that the comments and feedback are all over the place :)
added on the 2012-04-11 18:36:55 by xerxes xerxes
Upon couple re-watches, this is one of the best productions of last year for me. I really like the effect and how it's a bit "rough-around-the-edges". Same thing with the direction, though in the regard there are a couple missteps like the times then the camera just zooms into the frame and the visuals become near static, doesn't look too good either. But overall this is just fantastic. One of those few cases where the visual and aural experience tie together extremely well.
added on the 2012-04-21 07:46:27 by noby noby
thanks noby, much appreciated :)
added on the 2012-04-26 12:22:42 by xerxes xerxes
added on the 2012-04-26 12:30:38 by Bartoshe Bartoshe
added on the 2012-04-26 12:43:52 by las las
The soundtrack is really a beauty but the rest is below average.
added on the 2012-04-26 14:55:08 by Cj Cj
Great! Quite different from what I'm used to see. The music is excellent and the visuals fit well.
rulez added on the 2012-07-27 19:58:47 by LLB LLB
excellent music!
the visuals are a bit generic though..
rulez added on the 2012-08-03 20:35:04 by a-move a-move
Demo says:

Error opening AVIStreamGetFrameOpen - your video codec might be out dated!

...despite running the avi standalone worked fine?

Judging from the video I can´t say this is worth a second watch anyway =P
sucks added on the 2014-01-03 21:03:00 by T$ T$
Very trippy and relaxing.
rulez added on the 2015-02-19 15:52:25 by TheT(ourist) TheT(ourist)
Depressing , don't know why.
rulez added on the 2016-07-14 21:15:52 by golem golem
Relaxing trippy ambient music by Xerxes and some kind of trip video
Apparantly it was aired for 5 seconds in Danish National TV (DR) in the show Troldspejlet back in 2012.

absolutely delightful
rulez added on the 2022-04-24 10:57:30 by prm prm

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