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Number One/Another One by Carillon & Cyberiad [web] & Fairlight [web]
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release date : august 2018
release party : Assembly 2018
compo : pc demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 2%
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well, this is awesome.
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 12:45:28 by skarab skarab
YES!
A bit to the long side, and I spot the same effects several times when re-watching, but damn, that music and style!
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 12:48:14 by Puryx Puryx
DOPE. AS. FUCK.
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 12:49:49 by fizzer fizzer
Impeccable style, once again. And those colours.. RIP monochrome bullshit 2017-2018
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 12:52:25 by break break
exactly what fizzer said.
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 12:58:44 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
instant design thumb
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 12:59:36 by wbc\\bz7 wbc\\bz7
So massive polished visuals with perfectly fitting music. Outstanding guys, just outstanding. Instant winner of best demo of 2018.
rulezcdc added on the 2018-08-05 13:05:35 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
Beautiful and bouncy! Love the colour palette and the lighting in many "dancing" scenes. I could have done without the crop though :P
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 13:09:34 by antron antron
Whoa. How are the rest of us supposed to compete with that?
This is criminally good.
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 13:16:38 by Zavie Zavie
Love it so much. The fact that you brought so much colour this time... Really refreshing, still having your signature style. Deserved winner.
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 13:17:06 by DickThunder DickThunder
This is beyond everything. Enough content for multiple demos. How long did it take to make this?!
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 13:18:06 by gaspode gaspode
So much nice content. Want to see a behind the scenes on this "one".
rulezcdc added on the 2018-08-05 13:20:07 by neoneye neoneye
Blown away!
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 13:23:33 by numtek numtek
There is such an insane amount of content here it's hard to understand. Can I ask how long it took to make this?
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 13:25:19 by Trilkk Trilkk
So good! That soundtrack man
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 13:27:46 by okkie okkie
Brutal. Not a single pixel of this is in the wrong place.
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 13:46:33 by Gargaj Gargaj
This will stand tall for a very long time. Holy shit.
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 13:52:32 by maytz maytz
Wait, is that a bit from Eyegaboom I hear in one part of the soundtrack? :D
added on the 2018-08-05 13:53:32 by break break
++ first half, visually and musically. just wow.
+ 2nd half visually
- 2nd half musically

the whole thing is great but felt a bit like the previous releases. but i'm nitpicking here, it obviously deserves a thumb and sets a good example for other groups.

damn i should really get myself to try Notch
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 13:58:06 by nagz nagz
One word: colors.
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 14:00:53 by tomkh tomkh
I want to sit with a microscope and analyze every frame =)
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 14:01:06 by beefheid beefheid
Woooh! Maybe the coolest demo ever!
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 14:03:13 by rloaderro rloaderro
absolutely amazing, so much content, love those colors and animals!
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 14:06:12 by natalia natalia
hm, somehow gives me nothing.
i never liked framed demos that much.
> overflow
added on the 2018-08-05 14:11:48 by seppjo seppjo
F'king ace as usual from destop, but maybe a tad too long. Music didnt move me much, but it suited the movement, the visuals are pure orgasmic stuff! Ive seen some of these type logos in past but they didnt animate hehe.

yeah I think there is part of eyekabo0om in the soundtrack :)
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 14:19:28 by leGend leGend
masterpiece
rulezcdc added on the 2018-08-05 14:21:24 by wullon wullon
break/leGend: that's what happens when you go drinking with Yolk two days before the party. ;) (yes, it's lovingly used with permission of course)
added on the 2018-08-05 14:23:26 by gloom gloom
Nice little easter egg, only noticed it on my 3rd watching :)
added on the 2018-08-05 14:24:18 by break break
I am of the scientific opinion that this demo is very good.
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 14:31:25 by sagacity sagacity
brillant ♥
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 14:33:36 by HellMood HellMood
break: trust me. You'll probably need to watch this thing a lot more than that to pick up on all the small little easter eggs, homages and nods. :) The soundtrack alone references over 10 other demos btw. The "Inside" one is the most blatant.
added on the 2018-08-05 14:35:38 by gloom gloom
Holy mother of God. This is my new favourite CNCD/FLT demo.
At first I wanted to say that I wish there was more of it, but I realise, upon reflection, that there is way too much of it as it is.
Dense, cryptic, inspirational and dangerously sexy.
I'll be watching this frame by frame.
rulezcdc added on the 2018-08-05 14:45:31 by introspec introspec
Gloom: I don't doubt that for a second, one more reason for re-watches :)
added on the 2018-08-05 14:46:40 by break break
Awesome!
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 14:48:57 by neon neon
Beautiful but drawn out for too long. Still a solid thumb for not boring the pants off of me like ASD managed to do.
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 14:49:53 by superplek superplek
Rendering fidelity is through the roof—if you wanted to show off Notch, you definitely succeeded. :-) 10/10 for graphics, modelling, just… stuff.

But I don't understand where it wants to take me. I can maybe read it as a bunch of references to the rest of the demoscene, and then CNCD/FLT is “number one”—there's a lot of stuff in there that seems to be references to other demo groups and/or earlier demos (some of them from Assembly, some of them possibly from CNCD/FLT themselves), and the demoscene has always been about one-uppance. But overall, it leaves me a bit confused.

That said: This is obviously a killer demo. Congrats on a well deserved win.
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 14:54:56 by Sesse Sesse
The amount of content in there is bonkers.
It's the first demo I've seen that captures that "showreel" feel that's compressed from decades of work of design studios.
This has to be my favorite demo in the past couple years, and that's saying a lot considering that I usually find the CNCD/Flt style a bit much.
rulezcdc added on the 2018-08-05 15:05:21 by BoyC BoyC
Fairlight/CNCD has discovered design.
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 15:19:15 by rudi rudi
Easily the best demo of 2018.
The quality and style for visuals and audio is outstanding.
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 15:20:38 by gopher gopher
Whole demoscene can officialy go retire now. I don't even know what to say anymore :O
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 15:21:45 by jammer jammer
Massive.. trully massive demo! Attention to detail all over the place, in your face design, fantastic soundtrack, a myriad homages to other demos and groups and self-references. A trully worthy winner.

What's even more important is that it participated in a very strong competition with excellent prods.. and here's to hoping that it will convince both dormant and new sceners to step up and make future compos as exciting (if not more) as this one was.
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 15:32:38 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
Awesome! Mind blown!

Would you do a documentary / an article on the making of? Would love to peek into the process.
added on the 2018-08-05 15:37:52 by farfar farfar
A thumb worth breaking a few years of pouet radio silence for :)

Techwise similar to what I've come to expect at this level, but that combined with unprecedented levels of design, polish and attention to detail makes this probably the best high-end demoscene prod I've seen to date.
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 15:43:35 by Duckers Duckers
Awesome!
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 15:44:31 by WDO^CNCD WDO^CNCD
Sublime
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 16:06:43 by Dune Dune
check it.
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 16:32:01 by Defiance Defiance
this was pretty on point!
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 16:35:45 by psenough psenough
Not my fave from compo but stunning work, great colours now! Good track too.
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 16:49:11 by Serpent Serpent
wicked
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 16:57:03 by cce cce
super
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 17:09:08 by fyrex fyrex
Excellent style all way through! Each scene could be extracted and made to it's own demo and they'd all win.
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 17:24:16 by vojd vojd
top- notch design, great colours, nice music.
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 17:27:44 by kimi kandler kimi kandler
top notch!
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 17:28:45 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Wow, I'm left speechless.
rulezcdc added on the 2018-08-05 17:46:43 by Paralax Paralax
I loved everything about this... So good.
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 17:49:41 by Leander Leander
Just one word... HUGE !
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 17:53:00 by hardfire hardfire
Oh deer god, the carbon monoxide level is critical in this One! Also, I heard a tiny reference to the Kevin demo in the soundtrack. I would like to see a "making of"-article
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 18:03:48 by iverjo iverjo
dope af
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 18:16:20 by sigveseb sigveseb
Awesome!!!
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 18:35:12 by Mystra Mystra
In a class of it's own really. Pixel perfection, love the style, dripping with coolness, and iced with breaks as cold as the North Pole. Damn I <3 this.

If this is "Number One", I can't fk'n wait for "Number Two"! :)
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 19:03:05 by keito keito
Last time I had the similar feeling was for « inside » / cncd. Insane work. Wonderful in every sense of the word. Demo scene is not dead.
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 19:05:42 by nytrik nytrik
holy shit! that was great! this demo it's what i waiting for soooo long
.best demo 2018.
rulezcdc added on the 2018-08-05 19:07:10 by zeebr zeebr
Quote:
Also, I heard a tiny reference to the Kevin demo in the soundtrack.

Sorry, there is no such reference, but I'm delighted your imagination conjured it anyway. :)

Quote:
Last time I had the similar feeling was for « inside » / cncd.

There are however several references to that one. ;)
added on the 2018-08-05 19:15:05 by gloom gloom
If we had a mid 90s Luc Besson movie whose plot is playing in future I‘m sure he would pick this as future demo example. Amazing.
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 19:29:14 by Dascon Dascon
I had real problems deciding between this one and ASD, but the direction of this one was just too spot on.
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 19:49:36 by Warma Warma
a'ssum.
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 20:04:54 by TrX TrX
oO
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 20:06:40 by kempy kempy
Rocks.

So much to explore and grasp as a viewer in terms of style and details.
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 20:07:20 by Y0Gi Y0Gi
seems we have to compile a list :D the sound of debris by FR when the obvious shopping cart with the amigaball rolls in. and i see "the wind under my wings" by ASD.
What a beauty!

Awesome track by Gloom!
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 20:37:07 by Tucker Tucker
Quote:
seems we have to compile a list :D the sound of debris by FR when the obvious shopping cart with the amigaball rolls in. and i see "the wind under my wings" by ASD.

the horn (sokia) at the end
added on the 2018-08-05 20:41:03 by wullon wullon
Absolutely massive.
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 20:41:47 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
Everything's on absolute excellence. Definitely my most fave demo ever
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 20:41:52 by FMS_Cat FMS_Cat
Wow, only watched it twice so far but this already became one of my all-time favorites! A piece of art.
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 20:54:47 by HBehrens HBehrens
The new standard in demo design.
rulezcdc added on the 2018-08-05 21:17:24 by zoom zoom
Just awesome!
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 21:27:49 by TMA TMA
Style and attitude.
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 21:34:44 by Zplex Zplex
Top- notch.
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 21:54:19 by xball xball
Nr,1 indeed.. <3
rulezcdc added on the 2018-08-05 22:11:47 by raztaman raztaman
top notch! but ASD should have won ;-)
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 22:12:03 by RufUsul RufUsul
Wow, CNCD/FLT have discovered colors! :)

I'm relieved it at least runs on my GTX 970.. eats the 4 GB VRAM and 16 GB RAM pretty fast though.
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 22:13:20 by phoenix phoenix
Coherence of style, colour grading, generative graffiti typography and the crispiest visuals and transitions all sequenced in a world class tool makes this a modern classic!
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 22:17:09 by dv$ dv$
spectacular
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 22:36:04 by mantratronic mantratronic
This has the mark of Desktop all over it
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 22:38:01 by mop mop
Great
rulez added on the 2018-08-05 23:35:44 by BiTL BiTL
Incredible work, design and massive track.
Also I bet we'll have to watch it frame by frame to see all the fun texts hidden everywhere :)
and COLORS! colors EVERYWHERE! (and controlled).
rulez added on the 2018-08-06 00:08:49 by alkama alkama
liked everything but the rapping (but that's so imo), good stuff.
rulez added on the 2018-08-06 00:11:00 by veeall veeall
Awesome style! To slow on my pc. The video was beautiful well done! :)
rulez added on the 2018-08-06 01:58:32 by PauloFalcao PauloFalcao
So this was made with that Minecraft guy.
rulez added on the 2018-08-06 07:39:20 by Daddy Freddy Daddy Freddy
Insanely nice!
rulez added on the 2018-08-06 08:22:11 by SnC SnC
O_o--b
rulez added on the 2018-08-06 08:26:18 by aha aha
DESTOP ICH WILL EIN KIND VON DIR! ;)
added on the 2018-08-06 08:42:14 by mog mog
This rockz hard .. obviously we need new compos: pros and amateurs ..that's the bar hanging so high, amateurs like me will never ever have a chance to compete, can't stop crying ..
rulez added on the 2018-08-06 09:05:53 by TheMechanist TheMechanist
Fizzer said it all
rulez added on the 2018-08-06 09:32:08 by Triace Triace
Nothing in this prod really won my heart.
Technically great, but feels like a Notch demoreel.
Especially after glimpsing that "you are target market" text. ;)
added on the 2018-08-06 09:43:40 by KK KK
I've got trouble describing the way you make me feel.

o.O

O-O

:*

^=^

<3
rulez added on the 2018-08-06 10:08:32 by rp^frstl rp^frstl
NICE! This is huge.
rulez added on the 2018-08-06 10:09:31 by lancel lancel
fuck you
rulez added on the 2018-08-06 10:12:26 by ferris ferris
Very well made but not my cup of tea.
added on the 2018-08-06 10:14:15 by StingRay StingRay
What. The. Fuck. Was. That ????!!!!! AWESOME !
rulez added on the 2018-08-06 10:43:55 by Lipek Lipek
So much style :O
rulez added on the 2018-08-06 11:44:09 by glow glow
Wow. This amount of content could have filled about seven decent demos.
rulez added on the 2018-08-06 12:06:45 by jimmi jimmi
so colourful, an insane level of attention to detail, almost spot on direction.

it did have some severe framerate issues on a high-end nvidia gpu, though (albeit running on an ultrawide monitor, extra props for supporting that properly!) - mainly around the shopping cart scene
rulez added on the 2018-08-06 12:12:23 by cpdt cpdt
Fuck me
rulez added on the 2018-08-06 13:34:37 by Jailbird Jailbird
fantastic.
rulez added on the 2018-08-06 14:02:30 by iks iks
'ssom!
rulez added on the 2018-08-06 14:29:46 by Buckethead Buckethead
what the fuck i've just seen?!
rulez added on the 2018-08-06 14:32:11 by teo teo
The amount of stellar content is staggering. I just wish it spoke.
added on the 2018-08-06 14:37:59 by Preacher Preacher
2Destop: you've added red color :)
this is what I wanted to see from Fairlight/CNCD for years and finally you made this very complex and polished thing, it definitely will inspire others to do better demos.
Would be cool to know the story of making the demo and where the ideas came from. Would be great to see a video about that.
rulez added on the 2018-08-06 16:03:43 by keen keen
How long it took? Sun - fri (6 days)
rulez added on the 2018-08-06 16:27:53 by Mazor Mazor
I keep reading "evoke" instead of "one" on that logo... Anyways, pretty much what has been said before: Massive soundtrack, tons of detail and style, use of color. I particularly like how this is a prime example of a "demoscene art style" thing, being a genre in its own right.

I can also confirm that I didn't spot anything "Kevin" in there ;)
rulez added on the 2018-08-06 16:54:23 by jco jco
h0ly shit !

pure bomb
rulez added on the 2018-08-06 17:40:43 by daeel daeel
Hypnotic colors.
rulez added on the 2018-08-06 17:59:57 by Skynet Skynet
This is a brilliant piece of work. The presentation and touches are of a highly professional level without sacrificing the beloved attitude that is common to the scene.

As a complete piece, it flows through different visually stunning parts a composition, color selection and design is spot on! The only annoyance was the rap part which feels a bit out of style.

All in all this is a demo that truly inspires me to continue to play with demos. Fanastic job!
rulez added on the 2018-08-06 18:12:41 by quisten quisten
technically impressive showreel of an ad company.
added on the 2018-08-06 18:35:02 by nosfe nosfe
holy fucking design. this may be peak demoscene.
rulez added on the 2018-08-06 21:09:29 by rytone rytone
Quote:
How long it took? Sun - fri (6 days)


WTF?!
added on the 2018-08-06 21:22:37 by gaspode gaspode
Pretty awesome really. Probably the best Fairlight/CNCD demo ever.
rulez added on the 2018-08-06 21:40:47 by malmix malmix
This is obviously mad, but it's starting to border on "too much" for my taste. But at the same time, holy hell :S
rulez added on the 2018-08-06 21:44:22 by lug00ber lug00ber
Shows two middle fingers to the demoscene
rulez added on the 2018-08-06 21:47:21 by sm sm
Quote:
Quote:
How long it took? Sun - fri (6 days)

WTF?!

I'd guess that doesn't include putting together all those animated assets from scratch etc ;)
added on the 2018-08-06 22:04:15 by break break
Fuck me.
added on the 2018-08-06 22:36:51 by rp^frstl rp^frstl
AWESOME. Fairlight/CNCD brings their A-Game, and wins again. Not unexpected, but this demo certainly stands out as some of their finest work. This demo breaks new ground in its style and imagery and it sets the bar very high for those that come next.
rulez added on the 2018-08-07 00:06:33 by doctoro doctoro
ridiculously awesome style.
so. much. content.
1

yet, i demand shinier mirrorballs.
rulez added on the 2018-08-07 00:48:59 by fiver2^fB fiver2^fB
bump thread.
rulez added on the 2018-08-07 01:24:50 by harism harism
Nice
rulez added on the 2018-08-07 07:28:08 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
Destop just went 'full Destop'. And 'full Mazor'. Same old stuff since 2007, however polished to the new levels. Really curious what'll come next as this pretty much sums up the 'notch' and 'cncd' styles in demoscene wikipedia :)
rulez added on the 2018-08-07 10:26:16 by AzzaroMWI AzzaroMWI
First: Very nice demo!

I made the same performance observations as cpdt. NV GF 1080, pretty low frame-rates at 1080p (~15 fps). This machine isn't exactly low end. There are also some massive drops in performance on some transitions.

What do I need to run this demo in real-time @ 1080p?
The shopping cart scene barely maintains 24 fps @ 720p - I'm guessing there's something else expensive going on. :)

Minor things: The resolution selector shows a "Monitor Aspect Ratio" of 4:3, while the thing clearly seems to be 16:9.
rulez added on the 2018-08-07 10:34:00 by las las
wow!
rulez added on the 2018-08-07 11:37:14 by VBI VBI
Solid as fuck
rulez added on the 2018-08-07 15:55:51 by Ized Ized
insanely good
rulez added on the 2018-08-07 17:35:41 by Sir Sir
this is number wang
rulez added on the 2018-08-07 19:32:14 by waffle waffle
a class of it's own, design-wise.
not sure if it works as an entity with the sound.
rulez added on the 2018-08-07 19:40:15 by a-move a-move
Killer demo and worthy winner! Style overload!
rulez added on the 2018-08-07 20:03:02 by v3nom v3nom
I am the target market for this!
rulez added on the 2018-08-08 10:31:08 by cerror cerror
GGGREEAT demo, I adore all the small details and humor. Music also kicks ass
rulez added on the 2018-08-08 11:53:39 by Navis Navis
A must see. This is the only thing that made me to think about something else than financial and political bullshits that my country struggles with. Unique design. Flawless Soundtrack.
rulezcdc added on the 2018-08-08 13:06:52 by nVolantis nVolantis
Well deserved win: superb design, code, effects, top quality track and the polish of it all is one of a kind. Clear Number One of _2018_!
rulez added on the 2018-08-08 15:00:54 by deepr deepr
Colour graphics!
rulez added on the 2018-08-08 15:03:08 by noname noname
It's a showcase without depth and with some hot air. Reminds me of Skarla's massive (the voice being most distinct) which was also a over the top, the presentation had similarities. Some more depth and space, you could do much more with less. It's over-crowded with a predictable and slick design, there is little time to enjoy effects when the next is edited already in. In the end I did not like the style, so it is personal. For those you enjoy it, let it be so and enjoy!
added on the 2018-08-08 16:06:21 by tripper tripper
Basically what everyone else said. Take some of the best people in every discipline, put them in a room, let them go wild, and BOOM, this happens. All the hats off.
rulez added on the 2018-08-08 16:06:29 by kb_ kb_
Oh, it’s that same demo again! And with a bad music!

Nah.
added on the 2018-08-08 16:40:23 by phaazon phaazon
...I would like to see it without that overlay effect...and a bit to overload...still too great not to thumb it up :-)
rulez added on the 2018-08-08 22:36:24 by Kuemmel Kuemmel
Holy hell, that was massive! I love that style!
rulez added on the 2018-08-08 23:18:17 by SaphirJD SaphirJD
Crashes hard for me but is fine for all of you? I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Not particularly exotic hardware here - Win10 x64 1709 build 16299.547, GeForce 1080 (non Ti) driver 398.82 (released august 1st), CPU is a i7 4770.

It crashes with an access violation about 3/4 the way through the loading bar, tried with no sound with same result. The launcher only allows me to select a 4:3 aspect ratio which seems weird. If I run it in a window it blanks the whole screen before the crash.
Fuckin' design & direction!
rulez added on the 2018-08-09 00:02:57 by Hicks Hicks
Got the same problem as Insectecutor with a GTX 1060! Crashes hard!
added on the 2018-08-09 00:16:09 by neoman neoman
as KK said. Its perfect in terms of design and music, but I can't say it is good demo. It is different type of art.
added on the 2018-08-09 02:02:09 by frog frog
rad!
rulez added on the 2018-08-09 02:49:48 by blackpawn blackpawn
Excellent!
rulez added on the 2018-08-09 07:08:46 by ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Dope as fuck.
rulez added on the 2018-08-09 08:43:32 by psonice psonice
As usual, massive props to everyone involved, the effort shines through. That said, as with recent cncdflt prods, it totally manages to be the polar opposite of what i like.
added on the 2018-08-09 13:10:25 by reptile reptile
even if it's technically and design-wise brilliant it's a bit pointless and isn't really a demo for me. I know these things blend into each other these days but still I miss the demo spirit. I'm not sure about a thumb up really. on the other hand it deserves one for sure but my personal, very subjective feeling is still a piggy. thanks for the show though.
added on the 2018-08-09 13:28:42 by neoman neoman
Thumb up for tech, art and direction. Thumb down for music which isn't my cup of tea at all and esp the rapping part ruins the demo for me. Thump up for lame drama regarding engine usage so overall weak thumb up.
rulez added on the 2018-08-09 13:49:54 by emoon emoon
The one thing I didn't expect was for smashtop to surmount an ASD megaprod, at Assembly of all places. "Justifiably" so? Barring personal taste factors either could've been a very deserved winner. What we have here is perhaps the ultimate tour de force of destop's aesthetics, and it works so well because the entire demo is shamelessly designed around small meticulously detailed and fine tuned vignettes. I think this is ultimately the reason it does so well; it simply plays to all the strengths of the team behind it and nothing more. Even the music—while being a bit forgettable and generic—works perfectly because it's carefully engineered just for this use case. You simply can't fault the implementation.

Of course technically there isn't much to complain either. The chrome distortion looks a bit too discreet (you can see the channel separation, lacking a smooth blend), but that's about it.

What you can do, however, is fault the concept itself. I'm not sure how I feel about the "commercial motion graphics" brand of demos (e.g. fluke, supermode, most ninjadev and destop demos). I think we've gotten to the point where we can do this well enough that it's starting to be difficult to distinguish in meaningful ways from the professionally made counterparts we're trying to emulate. It's made me realize I only liked this category because it was at the same time difficult to do but also somewhat attainable. But now that we are here it doesn't feel all that fulfilling to me, and I'm not sure I can get excited by something like this ever again.

(There's also the advertisement issue that left a bad taste in my mouth post-compo, but I think it's been for now resolved reasonably enough that I don't need to talk about it here.)
rulez added on the 2018-08-09 16:33:26 by noby noby
Fantastic design!!
rulez added on the 2018-08-09 17:13:32 by toms toms
Last time cncd + flt co-oped the only thing left for perfection i'd begged for were colours. Now I got them. Massive prod, great design. It only appears to be a bit soulless.
rulez added on the 2018-08-09 17:33:49 by magellan magellan
So I guess this is the first time CNCD/FLT beat ASD at Assembly! For the stats freaks, before this, ASD beat CNCD and/or FLT 5 times at Assembly. CNCD/FLT won Asm 3 other times (Frameranger, Spacecut, and Black & White Lies, as One Studio Off) when ASD was a no-show.
added on the 2018-08-09 18:10:18 by phoenix phoenix
slideshow with outstanding music on a 1070 with 5820k in most scenes.
looks perfect on youtube though. music still outstanding :)
rulez added on the 2018-08-09 20:18:14 by keith303 keith303
breaking bottles for 3 minutes never been so cathcy
rulez added on the 2018-08-10 08:56:32 by Zlew Zlew
Nice work
rulez added on the 2018-08-10 17:23:34 by Frequent Frequent
Hmm, it was OK. ASD's For Your Love was bettter IMO.
added on the 2018-08-11 04:59:05 by AntDude AntDude
Sweet - Sokia with colors! :) Didn't touch me as much as For Your Love, but slick and polished design, and ace music.
rulez added on the 2018-08-11 15:08:40 by dojoe dojoe
Very cool design, nice filters and music!
rulez added on the 2018-08-11 17:03:32 by decruncher decruncher
!!
rulez added on the 2018-08-11 17:13:07 by emha76 emha76
Massive! One of the best prods I've seen this year.
rulez added on the 2018-08-12 08:32:50 by flynn_nrg flynn_nrg
It's amazing but on the other hand it looks and feels like other cncd prods..
Btw time to do a 64kb now with notch? ;)
rulez added on the 2018-08-12 10:20:21 by magic magic
awesome design! don't know how to get all these ideas!
rulez added on the 2018-08-12 22:54:21 by leonard leonard
engaged with style. you should marry!
rulez added on the 2018-08-13 16:37:30 by orange orange
True art! - and you brought back Jungle!
rulez added on the 2018-08-13 19:07:55 by Muerto Muerto
really dope stuff!
very fresh once again, as usually from fairlight!
The soundtrack is excellent on its own!
rulez added on the 2018-08-13 21:09:16 by ɧคɾɗվ. ɧคɾɗվ.
#lifegoals
rulez added on the 2018-08-14 07:33:19 by supadupa supadupa
Slick all round, although I did kinda wish the soundtrack hadn't dropped into the Amen and just continued to roll out with that half-step (very minor).
rulez added on the 2018-08-15 19:46:41 by djh0ffman djh0ffman
ok, after watching Number One/ several dozens of times i can savely say this is pretty much on top of my list for demo of the decade.
all disciplines are at the top of their game. especially destop's style reaches new heights and fltcncd, just en passent, introduce their 3rd genre-defining-uber-effect.

thank you.
added on the 2018-08-15 22:26:33 by fiver2^fB fiver2^fB
What Fiver said plus that massive soundtrack that kicked everyone's asses!!
rulez added on the 2018-08-16 11:49:33 by chromag chromag
No denying I'm an ASD fanboy, but the cohesion in this prod elevated it above previous CNCD/FLT prods and made it the clear frontrunner in this year's comp. The clever use of animals definitely played to my tastes too.
rulez added on the 2018-08-18 03:34:45 by jonnyram jonnyram
perfect in every way. lacking words.
rulezcdc added on the 2018-08-18 09:59:16 by prm prm
absolute notch tour de force
rulez added on the 2018-08-22 00:42:08 by madMixx madMixx
I remember the time when CNCD/FLT demos had fun ideas and fresh effects lacked polish and struggled tying their scenes together in a coherent fashion. Fast-forward a decade or so, and they emerge as some of the most polished, well-directed, absolutely-fucking-impeccable pieces of art—that, of all things, suddenly start lacking novelty. What irony!

That's not to say it detracts from this demo in any meaningful way, however: Number One is fantastic, super fun to watch, so dense and detailed you could write a book on it. I could barely decide which one to vote #1 at the party between it and For Your Love, but was convinced by the title (j/k) and in retrospect am glad it won. Although numb res still occupies a special place in my heart for purely sentimental reasons, this is most certainly my favorite CNCD/FLT demo to date overall.
rulez added on the 2018-08-22 12:31:10 by moozooh moozooh
Best designed demo ever.
added on the 2018-08-22 22:01:10 by yaneq yaneq
Best designed demo ever.
I love it. It's a drug, fucking brilliant. Zajebiste!
rulez added on the 2018-08-22 22:12:19 by yaneq yaneq
outch !!!
rulez added on the 2018-08-24 00:08:40 by Beb Beb
It's ok
rulez added on the 2018-08-24 15:41:51 by Radiant Radiant
Almost too much. No clue how you'd ever put such many different scenes & stuff together in one lifetime.
rulez added on the 2018-08-25 02:38:04 by JAC! JAC!
Holy shit.
rulez added on the 2018-08-26 17:53:52 by electrobrain electrobrain
Quite easily my favourite CNCD+FLT demo in a long time. Just too bad the demo fell a little flat towards the end.
rulez added on the 2018-08-27 20:27:20 by Alpha C Alpha C
I can't believe it is Notch demo, and this is demo at all. Kinda random'ish isn't my favourite style, but this one is completely clean. Also Gloom, you're rock, music is really my taste.
rulez added on the 2018-08-27 23:14:45 by 100bit 100bit
I think this will be in the "all-time top" really soon...

Absolutely amazing.
rulez added on the 2018-08-29 15:17:06 by TAD TAD
Jasna kurwa! I only remember being impressed that much... like... 18 years ago when FR-08 was "the thing". Flawless fucking victory!
rulez added on the 2018-08-30 21:49:45 by Lamb Lamb
Amazing. Love the music.
rulez added on the 2018-08-31 09:15:58 by Jerware Jerware
i don't stop watching this demo. Amazing and brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
added on the 2018-08-31 22:50:02 by yaneq yaneq
Pull my BB Image would you ?

I love everything about this. Gorgeous and massive
rulez added on the 2018-09-01 05:42:32 by MandelBOT MandelBOT
amazing demo! - only sad that i can’t run it at all (i’m a gnulinux+osx user only), i only saw the video at youtube
rulez added on the 2018-09-01 21:05:26 by nitrofurano nitrofurano
incredibly polished and well done, the scene is dead because you are too good guys :D
rulez added on the 2018-09-03 13:25:52 by rez rez
Over the top in every departements !
... and I agree with Rez (the comment just above this one).
rulez added on the 2018-09-03 15:59:39 by guille^cocoon guille^cocoon
This is so freaking professional! (and I don't mean that in the "boohoo they're using commercial tools"-sense)
rulez added on the 2018-09-03 16:06:47 by Korvkiosken Korvkiosken
I love it so much. Play the soundtrack in my car while going to work almost daily. Was the first part inspired by Howie Lee? Sounds like it. Favorite demo :)
rulez added on the 2018-09-04 00:06:25 by fuzzy fuzzy
Another stunning prod. Huge congrats
rulez added on the 2018-09-11 23:56:34 by Mtl Mtl
Thank you!
rulez added on the 2018-09-12 23:14:04 by zackSPB zackSPB
What noby and moozooh said.
rulez added on the 2018-09-12 23:27:22 by raer raer
Did I really forget to comment on this one until now?

It's amazingly good. The look, the sound, the flow... It's all right where it needs to be. Freaking great job, people!
rulez added on the 2018-09-18 22:55:59 by kusma kusma
Quote:
This is so freaking professional! (and I don't mean that in the "boohoo they're using commercial tools"-sense)


Might not agree with the licensing model, but this is a fucking good prod when I last saw it regardless.
added on the 2018-09-18 23:19:31 by mudlord mudlord
oops forgot thumb.
rulez added on the 2018-09-18 23:19:49 by mudlord mudlord
sektion new direktion!
rulez added on the 2018-10-06 11:48:01 by stijn stijn
omg, why i didnt saw this before. directly goes to my top 10
rulez added on the 2018-10-06 18:48:12 by laila laila
this is really breathtaking
rulez added on the 2018-10-19 13:42:01 by Kauto Kauto

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