Aurora 05 by Cocoon [web]
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release date : april 2019
release party : Revision 2019
compo : pc demo
ranked : 2nd
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popularity : 63%
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alltime top: #2309
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Was not bad, but for sure not my personal favorite of all the Cocoon demos :)
rulez added on the 2019-04-22 14:23:02 by Sapphire Sapphire
A very typical cocoon demo; lots of huge effects, big soundtrack and very tight sync. A very well made demo, but I would like to see something different in the next demos..
rulez added on the 2019-04-22 15:33:12 by mayday mayday
the music is good and i thumb the entire demo up, but only because i Kinda feel like i have to thumb it up - still a great tech feat after all - in hopes of seeing something new next time
rulez added on the 2019-04-22 15:39:25 by nagz nagz
This was a sick, heart-racing experience.
rulez added on the 2019-04-22 16:30:51 by dv$ dv$
Great effects and style. i never thought i would say this, but the cuts, speed and overall in-your-face-ishness was just a notch too high for me
rulez added on the 2019-04-22 17:24:24 by Hopper/SquoQuo Hopper/SquoQuo
I have the feeling to see the same demo every years
Kicked some serious ass sitting in the front rows.
rulez added on the 2019-04-22 19:50:11 by scamp scamp
I loved the music and the fast pace.
rulez added on the 2019-04-22 20:21:15 by Dascon Dascon
Using someone else's engine for effects that all have been done before mmm. I liked the demos with Cocoons engine a lot better. If this wasn't made with Notch it would have been mindblowing but most of these effects have been in Fairlight demos since mid 2000. Piggie because it still looks awesome nonetheless and it is clear that a lot of effort has been put into it.
added on the 2019-04-22 20:35:59 by numtek numtek
was ok, but I have seen better from Cocoon. Still liked this one.
rulez added on the 2019-04-22 22:40:34 by Ramon B5 Ramon B5
nice demo
rulez added on the 2019-04-23 01:44:38 by psenough psenough
Technically well done, hence the thumb, but I feel it just looks and sounds like everyone else's major demos. DnB, skinny brightly lit wireframe shapes, etc.
rulez added on the 2019-04-23 02:13:58 by Starchaser Starchaser
looks great
rulez added on the 2019-04-23 10:38:05 by mop mop
Could definitely have won. I can see you're getting better and better at making demos with Notch. =) The hallway with the synched lights was great, as was the mirrored 'fluid' near the end. Awesome work.
rulez added on the 2019-04-23 11:47:19 by fizzer fizzer
So into this! Wish we could have spoken more at the party!
rulez added on the 2019-04-23 11:48:49 by ferris ferris
i don't understand all the arguments and resentiments about cocoon presenting the same demo again and again.
to me this demo is different and another step forward to a new direction. awesome tasteful visuals and a great, wild soundtrack. i like it a lot!
rulez added on the 2019-04-23 17:37:13 by a-move a-move
There's so much quality content here !
And that hallway scene :) Damn ! It was looking awesome.
I wish I was there to see it on the big screen.
Great job !
rulez added on the 2019-04-23 18:05:40 by guille^cocoon guille^cocoon
cocoon as usual
rulez added on the 2019-04-23 21:18:35 by FMS_Cat FMS_Cat
Nice demo!

Greetings back from Nah-Kolor :)
rulez added on the 2019-04-23 21:19:47 by magic magic
Quite a few great ideas, good one as always!
rulez added on the 2019-04-23 21:50:17 by evills evills
Some beautiful individual bits are in there somewhere, but overall it's just too much of a mess for me. Way too much happening all at once.
added on the 2019-04-23 23:17:04 by Preacher Preacher
how this didn't clearly win is beyond me. I just love everything about it ♥
rulez added on the 2019-04-23 23:23:21 by HellMood HellMood
same stuff, different party, could've been more impressive weren't it not reheated effects from old fairlight demos
sucks added on the 2019-04-24 00:56:01 by maali maali
rulez added on the 2019-04-24 16:05:37 by Mystra Mystra
very cool! solid rule!
rulez added on the 2019-04-24 19:51:03 by ewerybody ewerybody
Well done! rocks!
rulez added on the 2019-04-24 20:06:21 by JaK JaK
Stylish. And no more blood and violence.
rulez added on the 2019-04-24 22:29:16 by Manwe Manwe
some really neat scenes, but what Preacher said ; i felt too much overloaded with content, perhaps the demo would have been far better with some pruning
added on the 2019-04-24 22:57:45 by wullon wullon
Enjoyed it, even if there wasn't much new stuff.
rulez added on the 2019-04-24 23:50:18 by Alpha C Alpha C
I still feel that Terminal 7 is the ultimate Cocoon drum and bass demo. Terminal 7 is heavy and moves like an angry t-rex. This one jumps around more like an angry chihuahua or a wasp or something.

Aurora05 is also awesome of course and got a really nicely twisted track. I especially love the scenes which mix some abstract shapes with realistic shapes. Like the forest scene.

I for one welcome another 20 or so drum and bass demos from Cocoon.
rulez added on the 2019-04-25 05:03:48 by rloaderro rloaderro
Hmm... I like the music, but the rest is too hectic, too cramped and indeed looks like re-hashed Fairlight effects in many places.

This must have been a ton of work, but I wish there was less but more original stuff in there...
added on the 2019-04-25 08:02:17 by Kylearan Kylearan
One step closer to ultimate time-warp lighting / 300bpm gabbercore white noise sound / machine gun bullet rain in your face fx Cocoon demo :)
added on the 2019-04-25 10:47:21 by AzzaroMWI AzzaroMWI
Impressive buildup but when the Goldie beat drives in, completely loses sync and focus.
added on the 2019-04-25 11:03:18 by neoman neoman
This one jumps around more like an angry chihuahua or a wasp or something.

And that made it horrible for me.
sucks added on the 2019-04-25 15:56:19 by SiR SiR
it stutters so much.. ryzen 2600@39.0x so i don't think it's cpu bound but Even in 800x600, GTX1060 doesn't seem to handle this.
added on the 2019-04-25 16:58:10 by Minus0 Minus0
nice work ntsc! really cool stuff as always!
rulez added on the 2019-04-25 18:02:24 by blackpawn blackpawn
great visuals
rulez added on the 2019-04-25 18:31:16 by Asato Asato
Les vrais vainqueurs sont ceux du coeur.
rulez added on the 2019-04-25 19:22:44 by ok3anos ok3anos
Totally awesome demo, I dig it 586% (oh Kevin, why...)
rulez added on the 2019-04-25 22:01:15 by sachy sachy
This feels empty for me, unlike a lot of the earlier Cocoon stuff (including the previous Notch demo). Turning lights on and off to show off Notch…
added on the 2019-04-26 00:14:31 by Sesse Sesse
present a tunnel and then have no tunnel effect, fook off mate.
added on the 2019-04-26 21:01:28 by beefheid beefheid
Not bad !
rulez added on the 2019-04-26 21:11:12 by Black Dragon Black Dragon
i Kinda feel like i have to thumb it up - still a great tech feat after all - in hopes of seeing something new next time

This. Everything is just as stale as it is high-tech. There is only one scene that is actually new and worth discussing—the hallway lights—and even that has a stylistic choice that doesn't sit well with me: the invisible light sources. I don't know.
added on the 2019-04-27 05:47:05 by moozooh moozooh
Notch, but not top notch this time
rulez added on the 2019-04-27 10:17:01 by Frequent Frequent
Great work on the effects and sync with the music is really tight and fitting. But more than 3 cuts per second is probably inducing ADHD over longer peroids of time. It fits the hectic of the music, but not sure if that's too much (at least to me it's unpleasant and distracting instead of exciting).
Desperately missing color, but still a solid thumbs up overall.
rulez added on the 2019-04-27 13:06:50 by r1g8 r1g8
Too aurally and visually brutal for me.
added on the 2019-04-27 15:33:50 by Dma-Sc Dma-Sc
rulez added on the 2019-04-28 14:36:21 by peturba peturba
The sync of this heavyweight champion is out of this world, and so is the soundtrack. Unfortunately all the visual stuff doesn't taste fresh anymore as we've seen nearly everything of it far too often in the last years. I really love this demo, but Cocoon really needs fresh design input now.
rulez added on the 2019-04-28 21:21:38 by Bobic Bobic
Technically impressive as per usual, but devoid of any soul or innovation whatsoever. And while I'm usually a sucker for DnB, the soundtrack was mostly grating and annoying to me.
You can polish a potato to a mirror shine, but it keeps being a potato. I'll take Kevin over this any day. Challenge yourself mate, you're such an excellent designer I know you can do different! :)
added on the 2019-04-29 01:22:24 by dojoe dojoe
feelings of dejavu....
added on the 2019-04-29 01:26:05 by DanLemon DanLemon
not even for the music ...
sucks added on the 2019-04-29 19:22:14 by dq dq
This deserves so much more praise imo... It's a large step forward in visuals compared to previous Cocoon 'flyby' demos. The sync is great, the visuals - effects even if using Notch are mind-blowing. Everything based on the spot on soundtrack. My favorite Cocoon demo from last years.
rulez added on the 2019-04-29 21:29:05 by Nitro/Black Sun Nitro/Black Sun
Not my cup of tea.
added on the 2019-04-30 11:18:17 by raer raer
Cocoon can do better. The light scene was cool tho
added on the 2019-04-30 13:00:56 by jvb jvb
sucks added on the 2019-04-30 14:54:29 by bartman bartman
Really stylish
rulez added on the 2019-04-30 21:11:23 by DickThunder DickThunder
One step closer to ultimate time-warp lighting / 300bpm gabbercore white noise sound / machine gun bullet rain in your face fx Cocoon demo :)

I unironically want to see this.
added on the 2019-04-30 23:02:56 by Alpha C Alpha C
greetings part and the scene after that were amazing. the rest was ... what DanLemon said.
Started fairly weakly for me, the first scenes with the cube and the underground station didn't fit the pounding d&b at all, but as the demo goes on it becomes a lot stronger and I enjoyed most of the scenes in the second half. The music fits, there's good variation with excellent sync, and it just throws more and more at you. I want to look closer at the little touches you put in, but the opening scenes and how slowly notch demos run on my 1060 (some scenes were like 5 fps) make me less interested in rewatching it over and over..
rulez added on the 2019-05-03 11:08:04 by mantratronic mantratronic
I disliked the demo but enjoyed the epileptic seizure
rulez added on the 2019-05-03 21:28:03 by Tigrou Tigrou
b/w attack! :)
rulez added on the 2019-05-04 10:56:17 by SerzhSoft SerzhSoft
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The demo is still head and shoulders above average, but the problem with it is that it's just not memorable - a lot of the times with a Cocoon demo the music has to carry the experience, and neurofunk, by design, isn't necessarily a genre that's capable of that in itself. (Finally Inside is a great example that can pull that off.)
rulez added on the 2019-05-07 19:12:05 by Gargaj Gargaj
sucks added on the 2019-05-10 23:51:25 by ccr ccr
Some really great looking stuff in here! (albeit also a few things that resemble things we've seen before :) )

However I feel that several scenes/sync work can't keep up with the audio, and in the end the sum of all parts doesn't add up as well as they could.

A clear thumb nevertheless.
rulez added on the 2019-05-11 23:26:05 by Puryx Puryx
Top notch (pun intended)
rulez added on the 2019-05-14 14:07:52 by jasuy jasuy
Great Coocon demo, kick ass effects and music and first Notch thing from NTSC
rulez added on the 2019-06-21 16:18:22 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
awesome, in-your-face style. The hall and the river scene were fantastic
rulez added on the 2019-07-26 08:57:36 by v3nom v3nom
watched it again with proper device.
really liked vhs loss effect!
rulez added on the 2019-07-29 17:28:16 by Minus0 Minus0
It is definitely lightyears better than a typical cocoon demo with boring flybys over Quake III maps.
Tunnel scene was very good.
rulez added on the 2019-08-05 10:55:32 by sq sq
Some parts, like the tunnel part, are simply great, while others are too much (for me). Even though the overall style is not really my cup of tea, I do appreciate the dedication, presentation, sync, and the amount of work that was put into this demo!
rulez added on the 2020-02-22 19:26:07 by Daniel Daniel
this demo is literally throwing at your face with all that VFX done there.. I understand why this can be too much for many. Watching it may include epileptic risk.. still great and coining what Cocoon style is.
rulez added on the 2021-01-26 13:29:36 by hollowone hollowone
nice one
rulez added on the 2021-01-26 20:01:24 by Blast! Blast!

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