Apichatpong Weerasethakul is recognised as one of the most original voices in contemporary cinema today. His seven feature films, short films and installations have won him widespread international recognition and numerous awards, including the Cannes Palme d’Or in 2010 with Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. Compilation album Metaphors contains 14 soundworks carefully selected from his past cinema and other visual works since 2003, which includes Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, Syndromes and a Century, Fever Room and more.
In his cinema, Apichatpong prefers natural sound sources over music. Nevertheless, he often boldly incorporates popular songs that were persistent during the shooting. He doesn't shy away from using tunes that relate to his own personal memories. In this sense, Apichatpong values the spirit of authenticity much more than rigid manipulation of audio and weaves a complex and dreamlike soundscape in his cinematic repertoire.
Metaphors is a selected soundwork from the cinema of Apichatpong Weerasethakul, which includes a Special Colored Double Vinyl´s, Audio CD, Cover photography, Text and line drawings by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Limited Edition Offset Lithograph Print ( 310 mm x310 mm) hand signed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, an Unique edition number foil stamping metal and Dreams, an exclusive hardcover book of dream entries and photographs by Apichatpong Weerasethakul.
Limitated to 200 Edition Collector´s Box Set, Metaphors have been compiled by sound designers Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr and Koichi Shimizu.