Through the Cracks by Still [web]
screenshot added by pixtur on 2016-03-28 16:53:57
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release date : march 2016
release party : Revision 2016
compo : pc demo
ranked : 3rd
  • 63
  • 3
  • 5
popularity : 67%
  • 0.82
alltime top: #1347
  • pixtur pixtur [Code, additional design]
  • 1x 1x [Design, direction]
  • jco jco [Music]
added on the 2016-03-28 16:53:57 by pixtur pixtur

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naturally the encoder totally butchered this to death on the stream so im very glad i watched it again in realtime.
this is where abstract noise prods are at and what others who ride this style will have to use as reference.
the only criticism I would have is that all those black 2d bars/polygons look a bit too cheap and 2000ish but kudos for resisting the urge to put color somewhere in this monochrome demo this time ;)
the soundtrack is an ambient killer, theres really no style jco cant deliver spot on.
i will watch it again many times, could have ranked even higher in my book.
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 17:08:50 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
very nice. glad to be able to watch it run on my own rig after being blitted to shit by the encoder live.
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 17:11:29 by o0avid0o o0avid0o
cool lines!
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 17:46:45 by psenough psenough
No YT captures for this one! ;)
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 17:47:29 by Salinga Salinga
Great soundtrack. The rest I don't really get - it sucks big time :)
sucks added on the 2016-03-28 18:11:01 by maytz maytz
Moaré for the win.
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 18:19:26 by gaspode gaspode
<3 still
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 18:27:48 by Rork Rork
Okish, but thumb for messing up video encoders!
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 18:53:32 by Emod Emod
Still delivers
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 19:03:55 by diedos diedos
yep, this is still still. astounding how far one can go just with black white polygon basics. the exclusive duality with "true colors" is nice, and somewhat art in itself. let's not forgot the atmospheric and fitting soundtrack ♪ (in both)
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 19:59:19 by HellMood HellMood
added on the 2016-03-28 19:59:54 by HellMood HellMood
<3 still
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 21:49:16 by VBI VBI
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 22:06:55 by msqrt msqrt
plunged with pleasure.
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 22:24:16 by n1k-o n1k-o
especially loved the moment where it went from "your last prod had no aliasing, why does this moiree all over the place" to "oh."
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 22:33:20 by cupe cupe
sucks added on the 2016-03-29 01:12:58 by bitl bitl
excellent b&w
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 02:23:33 by svo svo
Yeah, you have to watch this one yourself. YouTube will never do it justice, especially not the way they encode stuff.
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 02:52:15 by Starchaser Starchaser
really really great, only nag is that the greetings made it almost normal after the fuzzy goodness
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 08:06:03 by Weyland Yutani Weyland Yutani
I liked how over the top this went with the moiré. Something that you usually would try to avoid become a theme for a demo. Best of compo.
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 10:45:50 by Trilkk Trilkk
I liked the other still - true colors demo better than this one, but this is cool too. Especially the first half. Soundtrack is really good too.
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 11:12:43 by sohx1 sohx1
Experimental but not in a bad way.
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 11:32:08 by Marq Marq
Just such clever use of shapes, movement, patterns and interference. Really takes some skill to make something relatively minimal yet still be interesting and coherent. Still is the master of this style.

BTW I recommend anyone who can to watch this in realtime because all the subtlety is lost through video compression.
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 14:27:04 by drift drift
..but how can you capture that which is.. unencodable? I dunno, maybe CCITT/fax encode each frame in b/w? :) There's something about bringing back a sense of impermanence, or at least forcing people to watch your work run realtime.
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 14:49:23 by phoenix phoenix
Great & really complex demo, but i prefer the True Colors :-)
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 16:14:53 by Black Dragon Black Dragon
Ok... the video capture made me to watch an executable realtime PC demo for the first time in few years. :)

Interesting concept & solid execution!
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 21:10:40 by melw melw
I get a black screen with no music after loading. Windows 7 64-bit, GTX 750 Ti, driver version
added on the 2016-03-30 02:59:04 by cce cce
Still-flavoured style. :)
rulez added on the 2016-03-30 06:01:02 by Alopex Alopex
Stylistically works well. I need to see this again on a better monitor. I appreciate you going more 2d with these which is criminally underutilized on hires prods.
rulez added on the 2016-03-30 06:08:22 by visy visy
so much noise, so low fps... lucky i saw it live at least once :D
rulez added on the 2016-03-30 13:53:57 by necaremus necaremus
And thus, the word "unyoutubable" was born.

Worked extremely well on the big screen with all the sensory overload, and the soundtrack quickly went from kind of a Intrinsic Gravity rehash to something unique and very phat.
added on the 2016-03-30 19:25:06 by kb_ kb_
Black/White Porn.....
rulez added on the 2016-03-30 22:06:47 by Frequent Frequent
Sorry i really like Still and Still prods.. but somehow this doesnt do anything to me at all..

But still looking forward to future still prods! :)
sucks added on the 2016-03-31 16:18:54 by magic magic
Yet again you ruin a concept that I've had for a while :D (the last one was Beta). Although, you've done a marvelous job yet again.
rulez added on the 2016-03-31 16:19:39 by Preacher Preacher
Awesome! What a nice way of making people (me) actually download & run the thing locally instead of just clicking the ffing yt link!!! :D
Moiré Gallore! Like it!
rulez added on the 2016-03-31 21:21:37 by ewerybody ewerybody
I left a mince pie out for santa... he never came. It was sad. The next day, this prod appeared in my shoe.
rulez added on the 2016-03-31 22:41:45 by Fell Fell
wow, guys
rulez added on the 2016-04-01 00:46:57 by decca decca
Fuck this is genius.
Wish I was at the partyplace to see it in proper condition (bigscreen, sound & nolag).
rulez added on the 2016-04-01 18:48:35 by wullon wullon
piggie because of the nice music. the rest is very meh :\
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rulez added on the 2016-04-03 22:44:44 by Sesse Sesse
Runs at a fair lick on my humble rig, and good thing too!

Wonder if the next generation of video encoders will be able to tame this beast...?

Either way, Thumbs up Soldier! :)
rulez added on the 2016-04-03 23:29:27 by FunkyM FunkyM
rulez added on the 2016-04-04 07:41:37 by moqui moqui
considering the fact that im not too fond of noise demos this one is very well done
rulez added on the 2016-04-04 12:48:59 by gopher gopher
rulez added on the 2016-04-05 00:59:58 by kb_ kb_
for the concept and for finally having a -real- need to run this on a machine and not just youtubing it..
rulez added on the 2016-04-06 14:23:41 by toxie toxie
good to see stream break-up relay race is alive and well! i mean decent raw content without shinny polish. nice music journey too...
rulez added on the 2016-04-08 10:25:42 by zden zden
quite bland
added on the 2016-04-08 11:22:35 by 1in10 1in10
rulez added on the 2016-04-11 21:19:48 by blackpawn blackpawn
Making a demo that is utterly impossible to youtube deserves a thumb by itself. That the demo is an enjoyable one is a bonus. :)
rulez added on the 2016-04-12 20:02:06 by Blueberry Blueberry
Awesome work! Watched both the real-time and the video version and imo the compression artifacts fit quite well in some scenes unintenially :D
rulez added on the 2016-04-14 22:54:14 by v3nom v3nom
rulez added on the 2016-04-20 15:42:38 by iks iks
Black and white noice crap. I cant believe this got 3. place.
sucks added on the 2016-04-21 03:33:30 by rock rock
so different, so excellent
rulez added on the 2016-04-23 23:09:44 by a-move a-move
For mousecursor on the screenshot.
rulez added on the 2016-05-19 09:52:31 by rutra80 rutra80
unique effects here, my eyes are already tired from those shiny spheres, cubes and pyramids in recent demoscene productions. this reminds of some kosmoplovci and cannapaceus, in a good way.
rulez added on the 2016-07-21 14:09:53 by elfh elfh
Nope, i don't get it
sucks added on the 2016-07-28 12:50:31 by golem golem
Great one
rulez added on the 2016-09-18 00:56:31 by Chainsaw Chainsaw
totally awesome
rulez added on the 2016-11-23 17:45:45 by SiR SiR
great visuals, great music
rulez added on the 2017-01-20 14:37:32 by EviL EviL
ohhh, try watching this on a 4k monitor. such a joy. You can never watch a movie with so many pixels creating shapes out of *kind of* chaos.

great demo indeed. If I could give a cdc, this one would totally get it.
rulez added on the 2017-01-21 20:46:39 by ref ref
Master of B&W. I like your style.
rulez added on the 2017-02-05 08:37:47 by NokoNoko NokoNoko
That fact that THIS got nominated for best direction just stalls my head :)

Someone help me - it really hurts.
added on the 2017-04-16 20:57:51 by maytz maytz
Moire: The Demo
rulez added on the 2017-08-04 13:55:39 by TomoAlien TomoAlien
what tomoalien said
rulez added on the 2017-08-04 14:05:42 by Flashira Flashira
my daze! how have I not professed my love for this yet!. Soundtrack is probably my fave bit of Jco output so far. Visuals and direction, superb.
rulez added on the 2017-08-04 15:36:29 by djh0ffman djh0ffman
aliasing galore :D
rulez added on the 2017-08-22 05:44:33 by T$ T$
Great idea, music, colors, atmosphere. Great DEMO! Shows everyone why demos should be watched from exe, not from video.
rulez added on the 2017-08-24 01:01:42 by baderman_one baderman_one
The design of demo, one of purest designs in demos i ever saw. And the soundtrack is really really awesome. This is one of my favorites for ever.
rulez added on the 2017-09-15 20:58:16 by Volantis Volantis
rulez added on the 2017-11-14 01:24:11 by Frost Frost
always gets me
rulez added on the 2018-01-18 23:44:20 by lolligerjoj lolligerjoj
That moment you thumb a prod even though YouTube is so crummy you aren't sure you can legitimately claim to have watched it.

Seriously, though, the music was great and the visuals are clearly top-notch. I need to get my PC back up and running so I can unleash some Real HW on this!
rulez added on the 2018-01-20 00:10:48 by cxw cxw
With Real HW => very, very yes (GTX 1050 Ti, DX11)
added on the 2018-02-16 04:59:33 by cxw cxw
Damn this is good. Music and visuals just make everything so perfect. Thank you!
rulez added on the 2018-09-15 01:53:13 by pommak pommak
Lovely demo with some nice synchronized effects and great music. Not the coolest effects, but has a flow I miss in most newer demos. Ie. most new demos is just flashy viusals and now "soul".
rulez added on the 2023-03-03 23:45:26 by [Nik] [Nik]

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