Last Postal Dates for Christmas

Happy 1st December everyone.

If you are planning to purchase the An Island DVD for you or someone special for christmas, then please take note of these dates below.  

LAST POSTAL DATES TO BE SURE TO RECEIVE AN ISLAND IN TIME FOR XMAS: 

Thursday 1st December
South & Central America,
Caribbean, Africa, Middle East,
Far East, Asia, New Zealand
and Australia

Wednesday 7th December
Japan, USA, Canada and Eastern Europe

Thursday 8th December
Western Europe

Friday 16th December
UK

An Island can be ordered via this website at www.anisland.cc/home


photo by Antje Taiga Jandrig

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An Island available now on DELUXE LIMITED DVD

Today is great! Today we can finally release AN ISLAND on DVD. Pre-orders have already been shipped and if you haven't ordered yet then you can do it right now at anisland.cc/home.

The DVD is limited to 5000 copies and they are all individually numbered. The DVD comes with almost an hour extra material and the cover is very very special. Danish design studio Hvass&Hannibal has designed the artwork that features photography by Antje Taiga Jandrig. The cover is custommade and printed on recycled paper stock using vegetable based inks, by Stumptown Printers in Portland, Oregon. 

When ordering the DVD you also receive the Bonus EP – EFTERKLANG 'Live at Roskilde Festival 2010' An Island is also still available digitally after the Pay-What-You-Want model – this is also at anisland.cc/home.

If you are curious to read all the specs about AN ISLAND then check out the previous news post. 

To celebrate the release of the DVD Vincent Moon & Efterklang has aired an outtake from An Island online. You can watch it below after the photos of the beautiful DVD cover. 


 

EFTERKLANG – MODERN DRIFT (AN ISLAND OUTTAKE)

To celebrate the release of the An Island DVD, Vincent Moon and Efterklang have posted this outtake from the film online.

In the clip you see Efterklang guested by Nils Frahm, Heather Broderick, Peter Broderick, Frederik Teige & Niklas Antonson (of Slaraffenland). Together they are performing ‘Modern Drift’ (opening track from Magic Chairs, 2010 4AD) on three pianos and one drum.

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An Island on Deluxe DVD and Download

Today Efterklang and Vincent Moon has made An Island available for download and revealed details about the deluxe DVD release of the film. Via this website you can now either choose your own price for the Digital Download or you can pre-order the deluxe DVD package.

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. When ordering this DVD package you will receive instant access to the Digital Download of An Island.

As part of the deluxe DVD package a new Efterklang EP 'Live at Roskilde Festival 2010' will also be included (digitally). The EP will only be made available this way.

The Digital Download and DVD Package will only be available via http://anisland.cc/home/

All the specifications for the DVD can be found below the film poster.

AN ISLAND SPECIFICATIONS – DOWNLOAD AND DVD

Digital Download Package:
An Island (48 minutes, English subtitles) in high resolution quality (1.7 GB mov file) + the audio from the film as a 320kbps mp3 file.

Deluxe DVD + Bonus EP + Digital Download Package:
DVD specifications: The DVD is region free and made to play on every DVD player on the market.

On the DVD you will find the following:
- An Island (48 minutes – English, Spanish and Japanese subtitles)
- two maybe three deleted performances that did not make it to the final cut of An Island
- the 33 minute long Vincent Moon film TemporaryCopenhagen featuring: Murder, Slaraffenland, Efterklang, Choir of Young Believers, Chimes & Bells + more
- one or maybe two older Efterklang Take-Away Show(s) by Vincent Moon.

The DVD packaging is designed by Hvass&Hannibal in close collaboration with Stumptown Printers:
- handmade production on Heidelberg Letterpress machines from the 1950s
- limited Edition of 5000 numbered copies.
- printed with vegetable based inks on heavyweight recycled paperboard
- 5 deluxe photo cards on recycled paperboard
- extensive booklet on recycled paper

BONUS EP specifications:
Efterklang – 'Live at Roskilde Festival 2010' is exclusively available as part of this An Island package. The live EP holds 5 songs performed by Efterklang in a unique 11-piece formation made especially for this Roskilde Festival concert, which was recorded by Danish National Radio (DR). The bonus EP will be available as a 320kbps MP3 via a download code delivered together with the An Island DVD.

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Vincent Moon launches new label and Rasmus talks to MTV about An Island

Vincent Moon has just launched his new label Petites Planetes which will be the future platform for his work. The site for the label already looks very interesting with several new films and sounds available already. 

Petites Planetes is carrying on the tradition of the Private-Public Screenings that were invented for An Island. Everyone is welcomed to host a screening of the films available on the site.

Investigate Petites Planetes and how to screen a film at www.petitesplanetes.cc/

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In other news Rasmus from Efterklang recently talked to MTV Canada about An Island and especially the scene where Efterklang perform Alike with their parents. You can watch it here:

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The Future of An Island

After more than 1200 screenings of An Island across the globe in February and March, and the One Week Only online screening at Pitchfork.com/TV in beginning of April, we are now planning and preparing a digital and physical release of An Island.

Please sign up for our newsletter at anisland.cc/home/newsletter to be among the first to know about this.

Thank you!

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Last day with Private-Public Screenings, Today!

Here we are, March 31st has arrived. The final day of the Private-Public Screenings project, with more than sixty screenings just on this very day. Everywhere from Beijing, China, over Mårslev, Denmark to Bogotá, Columbia, and a total of 1178 Private-Public Screenings during these past 2 months. It has been incredible to witness how the Private-Public Screening idea & the AN ISLAND film itself have been taking off and taken in by so many lovely people. We’ve received so much positive feedback and love during the past month, and even gained a gigantic collection of group photos from screenings all over the world.

THANK YOU ALL AGAIN for welcoming Private-Public Screenings & AN ISLAND!

Very soon we will inform you about the future plans for the film. Please consider signing up for the newsletter if you wish to hear about these plans. And if you haven’t seen the film yet and are dying to do so, then check Twitter or Facebook tomorrow.

Have a look at all group photos from the screenings


A Private-Public Screening in Barcelona on March 20th 2011

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1000+ Private-Public Screenings of An Island!

We are very proud and happy to let you know that there now is more than 1000 confirmed Private-Public Screenings of An Island. A number that excedes our wildest ambitions for this distribution method. In fact we were just hoping for 200 screenings when we came up with this idea and right now the counter tells us that 1080 screenings have been approved so far.

Here is a massive THANK YOU to the hosts and all the people that has attended the screenings. We have received a lot of photos from screenings across the globe. Some of them can be seen below and there is about 200 other photos available at flickr.com/photos/anisland.

Looking at these photos give us a feeling of community in a very big and global world. Thanks for that.

The Private-Public Screening project ends March 31st. As the sign-up process needs 11 days the last day to sign up to host a screening is on Saturday – March 19th. The capacity needs to be mininum 5 people and the event must be free. You can read a lot more about the rules and details at anisland.cc/home/host-a-screening

If you would like to attend a screening you can find a list of all of them at anisland.cc/home/attend-a-screening

A Private-Public Screening in Ipoh, Malaysia

A Private-Public Screening in Moscow, Russia

A Private-Public Screening in Copenhagen, Denmark

THE GOOGLE MAP OF ALL SCREENINGS


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A Letter from India

We are asking every host of the Private-Public Screenings to send us a photo from their screenings. Quite often we also get some nice words with the photos. You can have a look at all the photos we have received so far at An Islands's flickr page

Last night we received the best letter yet and we have decided to post it here in its entirety and with the photo:

 

Dear Vincent Moon & Efterklang

Hellooooo from India !!!. Yes, tonight, i had a small private screening of your documentary feature 'An Island' and all of my friends loved the film. But before showing them the film, i had your music playing all evening on my stereo system, and i also showed them the official video of 'Cutting ice to a snow' and your performance from 'Performing Parades' of the same song (from your 'performing parades' dvd), in order for them to comprehend what kind of music your band plays and how tasteful your music is.

My friends have never heard about your band before and they were amazed on the fact on how i discovered your music. They have never heard such a brilliant fusion of electronica,classical,rock influences. Well over a year ago, neither did i !.

Then came the feature of the evening 'An island', which was completly captivating. A friend of mine termed the direction of the film more a style of 'dogma' direction. Very interestingly shot. They all loved the part where the school children used paper to make sounds while the band played and how lovely their voice sounded when they sand chorus lines.

I in particular, loved the part where you all were trying to capture sounds and then casper was holding this little radio in the forest and listening to some old classical radio. Beautifully shot. 'Raincoats' was a fabulous take, loved the part where the camera moves from Peter to Heather, when it's her turn to sing. 'Alike' sounded perfect for a rainy day. We were tapping our feet to the beat of the song.

I wish the documentary was atleast a 90 minute feature and you could showcase more songs with new versions. Please release an Audio CD with Live versions. Your live impromptu performances are simply brilliant!.

An Island will have an encore at my pad again in the coming weeks. You will have more fans from India soon.

In the mean time, please accept our THANK YOU for making a super documentary and for making great music. Attached is a picture of my friends who came by today to watch your film. (Picture info from Left to Right – Me (Bhavesh), Jayeti, Nimesh, Pooja, Abhimanyu, Purvi and Gaurav)

Cheers!

Bhavesh

 

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500+ Private-Public Screenings of AN ISLAND!!

We find this hard to believe but we have now passed more than 500 confirmed Private-Public Screenings of An Island!
This number is far far beyond our expectations!

THANK YOU!

You can find a list of all the screenings (Officials & Private-Public) at: anisland.cc/home/attend-a-screening

And you can sign up to host your own Private-Public Screenings at: anisland.cc/home/host-a-screening

A lot of the hosts are sending in photos from their screenings.
Click the photo below to see more of these wonderful photos.

01 Feb 2011 – Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico

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An Island Has Been Unleashed!

Yesterday January 31st the World Premiere of An Island took place at Pie Augusta Gallery in the 800 year old town Cēsis in Latvia. The screening was hosted by Raimonds Gusarevs who won the right to host the world premiere via a contest on Wired.com.

After the screening Raimonds emailed this to Efterklang and Vincent Moon:
"It's wild and awesome! It's beautiful and it's as subtle as it is rough, I liked it very much and so did the people. we were around 30 there"

You can see a photo from the World Premiere below.

Today February 1st the very first Private-Public Screenings of An Island take place. So far more than 380 people have signed up to host their own screenings throughout February and March. There are screenings across the globe in places like Alaska, Guam, Costa Rica, India, Russia, New Zealand and you name it!

This morning one of the world's first Private-Public Screenings took place at Tandslet Friskole on Als in Denmark. The school and pupils stars in An Island so we were happy to see them hosting the very first Private-Public Screening! You can see a photo from the screening below.

In addition to all these Private-Public Screenings there are also over 40 Official Screenings confirmed already. The majority of these will take place at Efterklang's concerts in February and March when they embark on their last European tour for a very long time.

The list of all Private-Public Screenings and Official Screenings
and this is where you sign up to host you own Private-Public Screening of An Island.

Raimonds Gusarevs (at the laptop) hosted the World Premiere in Cēsis, Latvia. Photo by Janis Viksna

One of the world´s first Private-Public Screenings of An Island took place this morning at Tandslet Friskole.

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