We've seen Kickstarters for pools floating on the waterways of New York, iPad stylus mockups and more, so it makes sense that Vincent Moon would turn to the laptop-literate masses when looking to finance his latest work.
From ATP, a collection of films taken from four different iterations of All Tomorrow's Parties (the decidedly independent British music festival), promises an engaging look at what's perhaps one of the best-kept secrets in today's mega-festival music scene.
Moon -- known for capturing the behind-the-scenes world of indie mainstays like Arcade Fire and mainstream heavyweights like R.E.M. -- has already completed the edit of the first film in the quartet, "From Smoke." Filmed at the Portishead-curated Nightmare Before Christmas, the film features narration by Japanese-German rocker Damo Suzuki.
The footage for the other three films, however, is sitting in the can. "From Hybrid" chronicles the Explosions in the Sky's ATP and is narrated by poet-writer-actor-musician Saul Williams. The final two films feature The Melvins and Mike Patton curated Nightmare Before Christmas (narration by New York No Waver Lydia Lunch) and "10 Years of All Tomorrow's Parties," narrated by Lift to Experience rocker Josh Pearson). The final film is presumably a capstone of sorts.
The project's Kickstarter page cites Broken Social Scene, Explosions In The Sky, Four Tet, Animal Collective, The National and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs as some of the acts that will be included if Moon can raise enough to clear the licenses to their work. The funds raised will also go towards the editing and other post-production costs.