From October 26th the deluxe DVD of Efterklang's collaborative film with Vincent Moon, An Island, will be available to purchase from www.anisland.cc. An Island will only be available to buy online from www.anisland.cc.
The deluxe package is limited to 5,000 custom-made, eco-friendly, numbered, letterpress printed deluxe covers with a DVD disc full of bonus material and a 35 page booklet with photos and liner notes written by the band. The impressive artwork was conceived in collaboration between Danish design studio Hvass&Hannibal, German photographer Antje Taiga Jandrig and specialist printshop Stumptown Printers from Portland, Oregon.
All DVD orders placed online will also receive instant access to download the film. Also included with the deluxe DVD is digital download of a new Efterklang EP 'Live at Roskilde Festival 2010'. The EP will not be available commercially anywhere else.
ABOUT AN ISLAND:
An Island is an unconventional music performance film and a documentary about a band and an island.
In August 2010, French filmmaker Vincent Moon and Efterklang's 8 piece-live band met up on an island off the Danish coast. The objective was to shoot a film that was the same length as an album, and full of performances, experiments and collaborations.
Over an intense period of four days Efterklang collaborated with more than 200 locals, including musicians, kids and their own parents, creating new performances and interpretations of songs from their album Magic Chairs.
Since premiering on January 31st 2011, An Island, has taken on a life of its own, exceeding even the creators’ own modest expectations. Distributed during the first two months using the unique method of Private-Public Screenings devised by the band and director, members of the public were invited to host their own public free-entry screenings of the film in their homes, offices, schools et al.
Overall, more than 1200 screenings of An Island took place during February and March. The Google map on the An Island website and the many group photos from screenings across the globe collected on Flickr demonstrates the scope of this gigantic collective happening.