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Let This Darkness Be by slay bells
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screenshot added by darya on 2022-04-18 01:48:15
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release date : april 2022
release party : Revision 2022
compo : pc demo
ranked : 3rd
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popularity : 61%
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alltime top: #2536
added on the 2022-04-18 01:48:15 by darya darya

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rulez added on the 2022-04-18 01:49:27 by wayfinder wayfinder
Fantasticly good-looking, and heartfelt.
rulez added on the 2022-04-18 01:50:41 by fizzer fizzer
Sublime.
rulez added on the 2022-04-18 01:53:51 by uncle-x uncle-x
Fantastic.
rulez added on the 2022-04-18 01:57:15 by okkie okkie
This is an incredible development over "Luna", I'm truly in awe a bit. Everything comes together beautifully on all levels at once, and nothing feels off or out of place. I adore the overall aesthetic, reminiscent of 1980s 4AD album cover masterpieces, with the milky black background and a strong serif font, all imbued in magic that makes the whole impeccably organic, almost alive. This all complements the choice of poetry perfectly of course, which I'm going to be reflecting on many many times to come. The audio is of course equally well married together with the rest; it's just overall a delight to hear music produced like this in a demo still in 2022.

Hungry for more (whenever you're up to it).
rulez added on the 2022-04-18 02:02:50 by noby noby
I dont know what to say.... it's pure.... masterpiecie
rulez added on the 2022-04-18 02:32:25 by Bonn333 Bonn333
Lookin' good
rulez added on the 2022-04-18 02:44:21 by grip grip
Out of the fucking park and into the halls of fame.

Just flawless from start to finish.
rulez added on the 2022-04-18 02:45:37 by Gargaj Gargaj
So beautiful.
rulez added on the 2022-04-18 02:47:06 by gaspode gaspode
Visually so very stylish and solid. The soundtrack was not exactly my cup of tea, but that's a minor gripe.
rulez added on the 2022-04-18 02:48:38 by break break
the visuals -
fucking nice! immersive! Need to rewatch that
rulez added on the 2022-04-18 02:54:09 by NR4 NR4
fucking hell, nice one...
as cool as the track is, the mixdown is distracting for, the volume levels go kinda all over the place. i suspect because of clipping the limiter.
rulez added on the 2022-04-18 08:05:12 by wrighter wrighter
and that was what truly saved the compo. neat!
rulez added on the 2022-04-18 09:04:10 by hollowone hollowone
This was beautiful
rulez added on the 2022-04-18 10:45:08 by prm prm
very thoughtful and elegant
milk and honey for the soul
rulez added on the 2022-04-18 11:36:10 by HellMood HellMood
splendid.
A piece of art
rulez added on the 2022-04-18 13:10:00 by cce cce
instant classic
rulez added on the 2022-04-18 13:16:52 by mantratronic mantratronic
I really liked this demo, very aesthetically and visually beautiful. Great production, congrats!
rulez added on the 2022-04-18 13:31:22 by Biter Biter
amazing feeling. i want to look at each screen for five minutes
rulez added on the 2022-04-18 13:40:11 by pandur pandur
Holy shit those visuals
rulez added on the 2022-04-18 13:45:10 by slerpy slerpy
Poetic and great
rulez added on the 2022-04-18 13:45:58 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
yes
rulez added on the 2022-04-18 15:03:02 by wullon wullon
Best in compo.
rulez added on the 2022-04-18 15:11:15 by Korvkiosken Korvkiosken
Ok
my favorite from the compo! awesome looking effects
rulez added on the 2022-04-18 16:55:34 by psenough psenough
Looks and feels like an intro rather than a flushed out demo. Visuals of mixed quality, ranging from pretty to not so pretty. But way better than previous stuff.
added on the 2022-04-18 19:13:51 by java java
Precious. I love everything from this one. Stylish as hell. The tonal percussion is king.
rulez added on the 2022-04-18 19:22:18 by merry merry
Nice demo!
rulez added on the 2022-04-18 20:36:29 by TMA TMA
Extremely cool. Best in the compo.
rulez added on the 2022-04-18 21:00:44 by pixtur pixtur
what noby and Gargaj said ;)
rulez added on the 2022-04-18 21:11:28 by ratz ratz
my fav demo from the compo + what ratz said :P
rulez added on the 2022-04-18 23:14:13 by mi-ku mi-ku
Nice visuals and sounds (albeit a bit repetitive) and ok poetry. I can appreciate the expression, but a 80megabyte download for this demo is killing the scene!
rulez added on the 2022-04-18 23:16:21 by spkr spkr
Extremely beautiful and well executed. My favourite from the compo.
rulez added on the 2022-04-19 01:04:00 by Sebbert Sebbert
I am amazed. It's beautiful. The colours, the shapes, the music. A pleasure to watch. Congratulations
rulez added on the 2022-04-19 08:38:29 by netro netro
Really nice demo, allthough I'm not _as_ hyped as many others.
rulez added on the 2022-04-19 09:43:21 by Puryx Puryx
love the colors and the pace!
rulez added on the 2022-04-19 12:31:08 by pro pro
the scenes in the middle of the demo are particularly pretty
rulez added on the 2022-04-19 12:59:09 by Maali Maali
Splittered feelings, sometimes it’s really nice, sometimes it’s a bit stateless and flat. Quite dull from and too then it transforms back into something nice. For me personally the sound (music?) totally kills this one, so it has to be a piggie.
So beautiful!
rulez added on the 2022-04-19 17:56:27 by Mystra Mystra
deep and dark and strong
rulez added on the 2022-04-20 11:50:18 by Sir Sir
<3
rulez added on the 2022-04-20 12:39:54 by rp rp
What I like most about this demo is that it kinda doesn't look like one.

So nitpicks first: A couple of parts fell a bit flat compared to the rest (mostly because they "give away their hand" and look a bit too standard particle-y) and I'm not 100% on board with all harmonic choices the soundtrack makes.

But the end result, with all the choices concerning color, typography, the gratuitous use of (feedback)blur and everything else, consciously avoids the usual demoscene aesthetic and IMO goes _way_ above and beyond. If I would just see it, I would think "music video on Vimeo" first, not demo, and that's an unbelievably good thing in a scene that seems to a good part preoccupied with rehashing tropes. And there were a lot of times when I peeked at Darya's screen in the last weeks where I thought "I would have done that differently" but turns out - most of those times I was wrong. All of it just fits perfectly.
rulez added on the 2022-04-20 14:33:48 by kb_ kb_
Uncompromising in the best way. It's less like a run of the mill demoscene production, and more like picking up some cool looking microscopic artbook from a coffee table at some fancy place, only to find out that the art is *alive*.

It's a rare demo that I actually enjoy watching on youtube, just so I can freeze frame and look at the composition of the stills.

The solid choice of lyrics and dynamic typography are the cherry on top.

Sure, it's not for everybody, but I think that's a good thing. It definitely is for -me-.
rulez added on the 2022-04-20 20:25:12 by The Watcher The Watcher
I flow.

I am.

<3
rulez added on the 2022-04-20 20:41:55 by v3nom v3nom
Love it. Great flow, great Soundtrack - very deep and smooth at all.
rulez added on the 2022-04-20 20:55:21 by critikill critikill
Nice atmosphere, nice flow, nice soundtrack.
rulez added on the 2022-04-20 23:45:45 by edhellon edhellon
jepp
rulez added on the 2022-04-21 20:59:28 by a-move a-move
Nicely done!
rulez added on the 2022-04-25 08:19:14 by tifeco tifeco
Nice visuals, a bit boring music
added on the 2022-04-25 13:16:37 by Frequent Frequent
So so.
added on the 2022-04-25 20:08:59 by AntDude AntDude
Dazzling!
rulez added on the 2022-04-29 14:01:08 by 1935711 1935711
Nice mood
rulez added on the 2022-05-06 11:58:34 by rloaderro rloaderro
Stunning visuals. Good track.
rulez added on the 2022-05-06 12:04:22 by ham ham
love it!
rulez added on the 2022-05-09 17:50:38 by superstande superstande
Cool!
rulez added on the 2022-05-09 19:03:53 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
.
rulez added on the 2022-05-12 11:53:00 by porocyon porocyon
I agree with what kb said about some scenes looking just a tad too particle-y but this is some very high level critique on an overall amazingly well rounded prod that imho should've won the compo.
rulez added on the 2022-08-16 12:43:59 by LJ LJ
Took me a while to get to this; from the screenshots and some earlier comments it seemed like something I needed to give proper attention to, which is (for me) rather fickle these days.

Anyways, really glad I waited for the right moment. What a wonderful prod. Very uniquely demoscene but would also feel natural in a motion graphics setting. It all just works and falls into place. Everything has a "whole is far greater than the sum of its (simple) parts" which (as I've commented on a few prods before) is the one elusive quality that delights me the most and elevates a demo from "just" a demo into something more. In fact, with the exception of only a handful of shots where the immersion is very slightly broken I forget I'm watching a demo entirely, and I'm just living in that space. Absolutely sublime.

This is a demo that achieves exactly what it sets out to do with zero dead weight. Thank you for making this!
rulez added on the 2022-09-16 21:47:22 by ferris ferris

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