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Postby Concerns » Fri Aug 20, 2021 9:29 am

What's your favourite music from Evangelion?

Mine would be (in no particular order):
- Jesus Bleibet Meine Freude
- Sakura Nagashi
- Rei I
- Hedgehog's Dilemma
- Fly me to the moon
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Postby EvaChero » Fri Aug 20, 2021 9:45 am

I'm still pretty hung on "Beautiful World" myself.
who doesn't want to kick back with Misato and have a few beers?

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Postby silvermoonlight » Fri Aug 20, 2021 10:23 am

Komm, susser Tod
Beautiful world
One Last Kiss
This Is The Dream Beyond Belief
Cruel Angels Thesis
False Rebirth
Everything You've Ever Dreamed
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Postby BernardoCairo » Fri Aug 20, 2021 1:31 pm

I have an entire playlist dedicated to my favorite pieces from Evangelion. If I had to pick just five songs, these would be:

1 - B-9 Infantile Dependence, Adult Dependency
2 - Everything You've Ever Dreamed
3 - Komm, Süsser Tod
4 - Separation Anxiety
5 - Expansion of Blockade

The end of episode 25 (in which Asuka, Shinji and Misato are on stage, while B-9 Infantile Dependence, Adult Dependency is playing in the background) must be one of my favorite moments from Evangelion. It's the ultimate collision of the three cases covered during this finale. The way the camera moves back and reveals the characters looking at themselves on stage is just amazing (Misato's description of Human Instrumentality makes me shiver). Perfect scene.
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Postby Viatori » Sat Aug 21, 2021 9:48 pm

  • A Cruel Angels Thesis
  • Komm süsser tod
  • Rei I
  • Rei II
  • Hand of fate
  • Beautiful World
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Postby YTPrenewed » Tue Aug 24, 2021 6:31 pm

I feel like I can't pick just one because different songs are good for different sorts of feelings, each vital to show's contrast in tone. I'd have to have separate categories for the tone they each create:

Cruel Angel's Thesis: Anticipation. Of course. And it goes so well with displaying a montage of aspects of the show you've either already heard of or are learning about as you go.

The reprise thereof:
SPOILER: Show
Joy. Blue sky, montage of smiling faces looking at the same character they earlier looked at worriedly... all that wouldn't have been the same without the music.


Thanatos: Dissonant serenity. Yeah, it's a sad song, but it's also a slow song for the combat scenes it sometimes gets used in, which kind of helps drive home the conversations and/or the romantic themes sometimes invoked during these scenes. And then it gets reprised as Ritusko's stoic facade comes tumbling down. (Tumbling down, tumbling down!) Speaking of which...

Komm Susser Tod:
SPOILER: Show
Acceptance of the characters' defeat. After having you spend the past hour wondering if the NERV bridge would beat the odds, this song makes it feel less like a defeat and more like relief that at least their suffering's about to be over. And that their latest assailants at least offer one last embrace!


Substitute Invasion: Admiration for the ideal of redemption. Not sure if it should be counted as a Thanatos reprise, but it feels so different. Going from the most bluntly Misato's ever scolded Shinji to the most plainly she's opened up about her own issues. "Moved on one step at a time" indeed.

Beast 2: Shock value. Maybe it's partly because I'd seen it parodied (WalrusGuy's Arthur YTPs, anyone?) before I'd seen the original and now knew what was being parodied, but while the standard fight music is kind of mundane, something about reprising it somehow fits both with triumphantly getting the upper hand against an angel and tragically being forced to dole out life threatening injuries to a fellow pilot alike.

There's also the music that plays during Asuka and Shinji's poolside conversation and gets reused in ep 26, but I don't know its name. I'd say it best evokes relaxation. Especially when it reminds you of when the show wasn't quite as bleak.


Oh, and from the Rebuilds, namely Rebuild 2:

SPOILER: Show
Everything from third impact music through the credits. The sappy tone of the former somehow feeds quite well into the pop-esque tone of the latter.

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Postby PSIWasHere » Thu Aug 26, 2021 1:55 pm

I think generally Evangelion has my favourite OST of all time but I'm gonna have to be severely basic here and say that Komm Susser Todd is not only my favourite Evangelion song but my favourite song of all time, It is the only song that harbours such complex emotions and themes and it never fails to make me cry which no other song has been able to accomplish, makes revisiting EOE hard.

Also euro nerv is my favourite version of Decisive Battle and I was completely astonished when I first heard it.

I also must say that Kokoro Yo Genshi Ni Modore is insanely underrated in terms of Evangelion Music.
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Postby Monarch » Thu Aug 26, 2021 9:12 pm

My favourite tracks from the series would probably be:

Hedgehog’s Dilemma
Decisive Battle
Komm, Susser Tod
Fly me to the moon
Sakura Nagashi
One Last Kiss
You’re Loved

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Postby C.T.1290 » Thu Aug 26, 2021 10:33 pm

Cruel Angel’s Thesis. That intro is fire(which is sort of a contrast to the show’s actual theme).
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Postby walucigi » Mon Aug 30, 2021 7:46 am

Besides the opening theme, I've been really into the Dilemmatic triangle opera (specifically the Ayanami vers.). It's literally one of the best songs ^_^

Edit 091521:
Aaand now I've been obsessed with Lost in the Memory (with Mike Wyzgowski). It's just a beautiful song and I've been trying to figure out the notes for the guitar parts :D
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Postby Berserker » Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:01 am

Cruel angel's thesis
Fly Me to the Moon
Both of You, Dance Like You Want to Win!
Those women longed for the touch of others' lips, and thus invited their kisses
Thanatos
M-8 Chorus Delay
Komm, susser Tod
Destiny
Fate
Kyou no Hi wa Sayonara
Tsubasa Wo Kudasai
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Postby Blockio » Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:58 am

In no particular order (except Tamashii no Refrain at #1 because that shit SLAPS)

Tamashii no Refrain
Sakura Nagashi
Rei I
Ultimate Soldier
The Beast I/II
Decisive Battle
A step forward into terror
EM20 =wunder operation=
Paris/Euro Nerv
Fate
Marking time, waiting for death
In my Spirit
Scarred and Battered
Dark Defender
It will mean Victory
Destiny
ACAT
KsT
Carnage
the final decision we all must take

prolly a few more that I'm blanking on right now, so much good music in this franchise
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Postby nerv bae » Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:42 am

Been listening to all four of the rebuild soundtracks recently and 3.33 just slaps. It's a really great soundtrack start to finish but in particular the five or six songs that accompany the fourth impact sequence amaze me.

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This is my favorite song from 3+1. I also like the alternate, longer version titled "This Is The Dream" further down the track listing.


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