Neon Genesis Evangelion is a series of Japanese animated
films. This is the first soundtrack of many. It consists of several styles:
orchestral score music, Jazz, Country, Japanese pop songs, and mixtures thereof. Most
tracks are fast and driving. The music is arranged in an accomplished way. Drum
accompaniment, vocals, orchestral and synthesizer instruments are all
very good. The compositions are interesting. They often sound rather menacing
and, in particular the pop songs, very powerful. However, there is at least one nice
and very light piece,
track 20. Some tracks are rather disharmonic (3, 17, and 18), but most you can enjoy.
Two tracks can only be called absolutely excellent (8 and 10).
I can recommend this score to anyone who liked
the movie, and to soundtrack fans with a sense of unconventional, non-Hollywood
From the series, although not included in this
CD release, I can also recommend the songs “Soul Refrain - Tabris Remix”,
“Movie I”, and especially “Movie II”.