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Postby Lavinius » Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:35 pm

Kaigetsu Ai-ni Shisu
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Distance, my journey to the next world
I become wind
I become breath
I become light and vapor

Nocturnal sea, moon, and wave
I face those indigo depths

Shinigami, the mark of the shadow of death
I become wind
I become breath
I become light and vapor

Nocturnal sea, moon, and wave
I face those indigo depths

Eating lotus did me no good
The shadow of Death drew nigh;
My transparent soul was subdued
Lost time from the depths of night
Surfaces terribly in the moonlight

Nostalgic, natural meditation
Metaphysical sensation
All things in nature, a meditation on Creation
Late at night, the moon in the sea
Panorama carnival

Wave moon, night moon, dream moon, time moon,
Wind moon, breath moon, drunken moon, dark moon
Full moon, half moon, red moon, blue moon
Lost moon, shadow moon, nil moon, anti-moon
Ah, the horned moon, the eclipse!

Moon moon moon moon moon moon moon moon
Moon moon moon moon moon moon moon moon

I always go far
The more rhapsodic, the more pure
I stand before the moon's forbidden door:
"Now, open!"

I become waves
I become darkness
I shine upon the sea
I become the moon

"I am the moon, I am made the moon, the moon that rose over the sea.
Behind and above the maker of waves, I was that moon."

Memento mori mento mori nto mori to mori mori ri, firefly moon
I contemplate my death
Memento mori mento mori nto mori to mori mori ri, noctiluca moon
Contemplate my death

"Stop, thou moon!"

Though I become the waves,
it is an existance without existance
Though I become the sea,
it is an existance without existance
Though I become the moon,
it is an existance without existance
An existance without existance
An existance without existance
Existance without action
Existance without beginning
Existance without self
Existance without thought
Existance without climax
Existance without death

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Postby Ronaldpoe » Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:17 pm

I'm a musician and fan of Eva. Here's a few songs that remind me of Evangelion.

First is "Hey You" (Pink Floyd). It's possibly the most obvious choice from The Wall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymgYEQgSqLI
Second is "Climbing up the Walls" (Radiohead). Definitely matches the atmosphere perfectly and fits the franchise as a whole. "Paranoid Android" works to a less extent.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbtZyuOMdHI
Third is "Wasteland" (Earlyrise). When I first heard this song (in Rocksmith 2014), I instantly thought of Shinji Ikari (this song is pretty much the essence of his character only less depressing).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXlVeZAxuLs
"Welcome to the Machine" (Pink Floyd). It sounds like a villain song for Gendou Ikari. Here's the Queensryche cover (It's really cool and slightly more fast paced).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcWAcHHQIN8

That's about it for now. I might make an Eva-inspired remix some time. I'll post it somewhere when I'm done. :devil:
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Postby mechashiva » Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:39 am

Its funny this thread exists because I had one 8tracks mix that was all songs from Shinji's perspective and most of them have been listed already but here is the tracklist:

Mother and Don't Leave Me Now by Pink Floyd http://youtu.be/lX3uCuFKlqw and http://youtu.be/GBpbWEpGORM

King Midas in Reverse by The Hollies http://youtu.be/Pjw-X1Sw-lI

The Real Me and Happy Jack by The Who http://youtu.be/H2h1MY70uag and http://youtu.be/JY3hUdK56IM

Liar by Queen http://youtu.be/TBHrQVdNKZU

How Soon is Now by The Smiths http://youtu.be/pEq8DBxm0J4

Sweating Bullets by Megadeth http://youtu.be/HZtiaEeqyFA

In Bloom and Lithium by Nirvana http://youtu.be/6vqfuAczm7g and http://youtu.be/3fIqq5XVFKQ

Loser by Beck http://youtu.be/YgSPaXgAdzE

Last Dance with Mary Jane by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers http://youtu.be/L5pHM-o2_Dk

Shy Boy by Kippington Lodge http://youtu.be/tmj5gWb3eCw (the only version I could find on Youtube :/ )

Losing my Religion by R.E.M. http://youtu.be/FQ2yXWi0ppw

The Fountain of Lamneth by Rush http://youtu.be/4mC7j-fxqfs

I was working on another one but I haven't finished it yet and its more bigger-picture than the other one. Here are the highlights:

Oblivion by Susan Sundfor ft. M83 (from the "Oblivion" soundtrack) http://youtu.be/822P87a773c

Today by The Smashing Pumpkins http://youtu.be/eRb9oOhUOoE

Superman's Dead by Our Lady Peace http://youtu.be/G_jGbeOTmhE

Black Hole Sun and Searching with my Good Eye Closed by Soundgarden http://youtu.be/RBXGxgreM1k and http://youtu.be/GMMurru_M4k

All Apologies by Nirvana http://youtu.be/0LFVQpDKHk4

My Iron Lung and Subterranean Homesick Alien by Radiohead http://youtu.be/47x7dC_nXKw and http://youtu.be/d1tQFX_9ct0

Iron Man by Black Sabbath http://youtu.be/5c5xZFUq04w

Killer of Giants by Ozzy Osbourne http://youtu.be/Uy1Ag1ucVA0

Schism and Aenema by Tool http://youtu.be/I1YM476Pa4o and http://youtu.be/neGdoqsuiN8

whew, that was a lot of links -o-;
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Postby Gob Hobblin » Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:10 pm

Mechashiva, you've got some classics on that playlist....actually, I think half of that is my workout playlist....
Though, Gob still might look good in a cocktail dress.
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Postby mechashiva » Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:10 pm

Thanks. The mix was stuff from Shinji's perspective so it was a bit rich in classic rock but with some angsty alt rock (my god, Smiths goes SO well with Shinji ^_^ )

I was working for one for Asuka but all I had on it was "Doll Parts" by Hole and maybe one Runaways song. My thought process went: (keeping in mind lyrics)

Shinji: classic rock, earnest sweet sixties pop, angsty alt rock from the eighties and nineties
Asuka: bratty riot grrl punk

and if I made one for Rei, it'd be a lot of chilly electronica. Chances are pretty good of some Bjork being on it :rolleyes:
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Postby Gob Hobblin » Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:22 pm

I could see Bjork for Rei. Personally, I see a lot of Kittie for Asuka (I think Asuka every time I hear Brackish).

Though I could see Asuka unashamedly listening to pop music as well.
Though, Gob still might look good in a cocktail dress.
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Rei wanted to know what waffles tasted like.
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We have to remember what's important in life: friends, waffles, and work. Or waffles, friends, and work. But work has to come in third.
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Postby SawItAtAge10 » Sun Nov 09, 2014 5:33 pm

A few more songs that come to mind are some done by Marilyn Manson.

Especially since there's an astounding amount of similarities between the show and his "Triptych (Antichrist Superstar, Mechanical Animals, and Holy Wood) especially Mechanical Animals.

In fact, Manson's "OmEga" character reminds me quite a bit of Rei. There's a set of lyrics from his song, "Cryptorchid" (off of Antichrist Superstar) that reads:

"Prick your finger it is done, the moon has now eclipsed the sun. The angel has spread its wings, the time has come for bitter things"

This totally reminds me of the Komm Susser Tod scene in EoE when Rei III/Lilith's power comes into full fruition.

Also, songs like "Crucifixion in Space", "Mechanical Animals", "In The Shadow of the Valley of Death" "The Last Day on Earth", "Reflecting God", "Dissociative", "Coma Black" all remind me of Evangelion in certain ways.

His video for the “Dope Show” definitely brings Evangelion to mind. There’s a part in it where he smashes all these mannequin replicas of himself, it totally reminds me of the scene in the series when Ritsuko destroys the "spare Reis". Granted, this was recreated from a scene in the movie “The Holy Mountain” by Alejandro Jodorowsky. In that part of the movie, the protagonist has been inebriated to the point of passing out. While he's asleep, the religious fanatics make molds of him (because of his resemblance to Jesus) to create plaster replicas of him on a cross. When he wakes up to find out what they've done, he goes on a rampage and starts destroying the replicas.

Furthermore, I think Jodorowsky would be an interesting candidate and probably one of the few filmmakers artistically perverse enough to do a live action version of Eva any true justice. Especially EoE.
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Postby Guy Nacks » Sat Nov 15, 2014 1:12 am

"Can We Still Be Friends?" by Todd Rundgren, particularly as a Komm, Susser Tod substitute.


Lyrics  SPOILER: Show
We can't play this game anymore
But can we still be friends?
Things just can't go on like before
But can we still be friends?
We had something to learn
Now it's time for the wheel to turn
Grains of sand, one by one
Before you know it, all gone

Let's admit we made a mistake
But can we still be friends?
Heartbreak's never easy to take
But can we still be friends?
It's a strange, sad affair
Sometimes seems like we just don't care
Don't waste time feeling hurt
We've been through hell together

(La la lala la la lalala
Can we still be friends?)
Can we still get together sometime
(La la lala la la lalala
Can we still be friends?)
You know life will still go on and on and on

We awoke from our dream
Things are not always what they seem
Memories linger on
It's like a sweet, sad old song
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Postby Ray » Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:24 am

I was thinking Billy Joel's "Good Night Saigon" Would be a good Kom Susser Tod substitute.

". . . and we will all go down together. . ."
I’ll escape now from this world, from the world of Jean Valjean, Jean Valjean is nothing now! Another story must begin!
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Phew, I’m not tense anymore… now I’m just miserable.
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Postby BobTheXenomorph » Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:17 am

For some reason, I can imagine Shinji having a rather messed up dream about Eva when I listen to "The Sound of Silence" by Simon and Garfunkel.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x59p6EVs0Ek[/url]

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Postby Tumbling Down » Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:03 pm

This music video cartoon thing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7LBggDKEtM

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Postby Stillborn » Sat Feb 14, 2015 8:49 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDd7Epr_sAQ

So fitting for Shinji. Especially in 3.0
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Postby Ray » Sat Mar 07, 2015 3:16 pm

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WJTMJ_6MOWo

Alice Cooper's Give The Kid A Break

Pretty much explanatory of my feeling towards Anno's trend of putting the cast (but especially Shinji) through hell.

don't question my judgement. You only reaped what you sowed. You cast your pearls before swine. And that's good enough for me
I’ll escape now from this world, from the world of Jean Valjean, Jean Valjean is nothing now! Another story must begin!
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Postby user-02 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:00 am

+1 on all the Radiohead suggestions. "My Iron Lung" in particular.

I have no idea why, but REM's "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?" gives me strong Eva vibes.

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Postby EvangelionGodMode » Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:12 pm

Almost Easy by A7X reminds me of Shinji
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Postby Tumbling Down » Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:44 pm

No More from Into the Woods.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMwIBI3TrcU

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Postby Shinoyami65 » Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:32 am

Lime Tree by Bright Eyes

I actually did a piano cover of this, although I haven't recorded it yet.
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I always thought I might be bad
Now I know that it's true
Because I think you're so good
And I'm nothing like you

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Postby ::KL7:: » Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:04 am

2 songs I've been listening to lately that remind me of Asuka and Shinji.

SOMETHING CORPORATE - I WANT TO SAVE YOU
https://youtu.be/Ynabb01_ELw
SPOILER: Show
standing on the edge of morning
scent of sex and new found glory
playing as she's pulling back her hair
she drives away
she's feeling worthless
used again but nothing's different
she'd stay the night
but knows he doesn't care

home by three
deafening quiet
the porch light's off
yes they forgot it
she'd cry herself to sleep
but she don't dare
and she wants to be a model
she wants to hear she's beautiful
she's beautiful

i want to save you
i want to save you
i need you
save me too
i want to save you

dressed by dawn and out the door
no light
she memorized the floor
so she could leave without being detected
she works till three
it's uniform
she dreams that he'll come by the store
she prays for days
when boys mean she's protected
and she wants someone to see her
she needs to hear she's beautiful
she's beautiful

i want to save you
i want to save you
i need you
save me too
i want to save you

and she won't sleep
she won't sleep
and she won't sleep
at all

i want to save you
i want to save you
i need you
save me too
i want to save you
(let me save you)
i want to save you
(let me save you)
i want to save you
(let me save you)
i want to save you


SOMETHING CORPORATE - KONSTANTINE
https://youtu.be/ZMwI1DlZpyY
SPOILER: Show
I can't imagine all the people that you know
and the places that you go
When the lights are turned down low
and I don't understand all the things you've seen
but I'm slipping in between
You and your big dreams
It's always you
In my big dreams
And you tell me that its over
wake up lying in a patch of four leaf clovers
and your restless
and I'm naked
you gotta get out
you cant stand to see me shaking
no
could u let me go?
I didn't think so
and you don't wanna be here in the future
so you say the presents just a pleasant,
interruption to the past
and you don't wanna look much closer
'cause you're afraid to find out all this hope
you had sent into the sky by now had
crashed
and it did
because of me
and then you bring me home
afraid to find out that your alone oh
and I'm sleeping in your living room
but we don't have much room to live
and I had these dreams in them I learned to play guitar
maybe cross the country
become a rock star
and there was hope in me that I could take you there
but damn it you're so young
well I don't think i care
and if I hurt you
then I'm sorry
please don't think that this was easy
and then you bring me home
cause we both know what its like to be alone oh
and I'm dreaming in your living room
but we don't have much room to live
and konstantine is walking down the stairs
doesn't she look good
standing in her underwear
and I was thinking
what I was thinking
we've been drinking and it doesn't get me anywhere
my konstantine came walking down the stairs
and all that I could do was touch her long blond hair
and I've been thinking
but it hurts me thinking
that these nights when we were drinking
no they never got us anywhere
no
this is because I can spell confusion with a 'K'
and I can like it
its to dying in anothers' arms
and why I had to try it
it's to jimmy eat world
and those nights in my car
when the first star you see
may not be a star
I'm not your star
isn't that what you said
what you thought this song meant
and if this is what it takes
just to lie with my mistakes
and live with what i did to you
all the hell I put you through
I always catch the clock
its 11:11
now you wanna talk
its not hard to dream
you'll always be my konstantine
my konstantine
they'll never hurt you like I do
no,no,no,no, no, no, no, no, no
this is to a girl
who got into my head
with all the pretty things she did
hey
ya know
you keep me up in bed
this is to a girl
who got into my head
with all these fucked up things i did
hey
maybe
baby you could keep me up in bed
my konstanine
you spin around me like a dream
we played out on this movie screen
and I said
did u know i missed you(x7)
I miss you
and then you bring me home
and we go to sleep
but this time not alone, no
and you'll kiss me in your living room
I know
I know you miss me in your living room
'cause these nights I think
maybe that I miss you in my living room
but we don't have much room
I said does anybody need that room
because we all need a little more room
to live
my konstantine.
ORA ORA ORA!!!!

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Postby jcmoorehead » Fri May 15, 2015 6:05 am

I listen to a lot of progressive rock and I'm a huge sucker for concept albums so I get a number of songs that remind me a lot of Evangelion. Obviously we have a lot of examples in Pink Floyds - The Wall. I have a few others though.

Genesis - Lilywhite Lilith
Lamb Lies Down On Broadway took a while to really click with me, a few songs on the album remind me of Eva but this one obviously because it has Lilith in the title. Main idea of the song is that the protagonist encounters a woman on his journey (Lilywhite Lilith) who leads him through the system of caves.
https://youtu.be/etakpPu_QJo

Marillion - The Great Escape
From the album Brave, which is a concept album about a girl who is found wandering on a bridge. It delves into her horrid past and culminates in this track. In the track the girl when faced with everything chooses to run away from it all and escape. Contains one of my favourite lyrics, Don't ask me why I'm doing this, you wouldn't understand, conjures up images of Asuka towards the end of the series really.
https://youtu.be/pQ74CwXcliM

Meat Loaf - Objects In The Rear View Mirror
One of my favourite songs of all the time, it's pretty autobiographical to Meat Loaf himself really but the concepts of it again conjure up images of Evangelions protagonists.
https://youtu.be/r7WVi-7me4I

Meat Loaf - Losts Boys & Golden Girls
This one always conjured up images of Shinji & Asuka on the beach after EoE.
https://youtu.be/a5pC_R7RlGI


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