Evangelion 1.0 You Are NOT Alone Original Soundtrack
About Evangelion 1.0 You Are NOT Alone Original Soundtrack
Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (NOT) Alone Original Soundtrack features music from the Japanese animated film from Hideaki Anno. The first of four films in a tetralogy based on the beloved anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion.
The score to Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (NOT) Alone was composed by Shiro Sagisu (Berserk, Bleach). Sagisu, who also scored the original series the film is based on, has had a storied career spanning four decades in the Japanese music industry and is a well-respected master in his own right. Recently he scored the live-action adaptation of the anime Attack on Titan, and the long-awaited Shin Godzilla. Bold and stylistic, the music to Evangelion uses both new compositions for the film as well as rearranged versions of songs from the original series.
Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (NOT) Alone follows a young teenager who is asked to pilot a giant mecha known as "Evangelion Unit-01" in order to protect Earth against mysterious cosmic beings known as Angels. The film serves as an adaptation of the first six episodes of the classic anime series and was a smash hit upon its release in Japan.
Ratings & Reviews
Old cues, new catches
by Eric -
Shiro Sagisu's soundtrack for Eva 1.0 is, like the film itself, a familiar but promising new beginning to the Evangelion series reboot. Several classic themes, like "Angel Attack"(here titled "L'Attaque des Anges") and "Decisive Battle"("Bataille Decisive"), return with distinct new orchestrations; and both the "Decisive Battle" theme and the "Hedgehog's Dilemma" themes are re-purposed into new, recurring motifs that bring consistent moods of suspense and melancholy (respectively) to the score and the film overall. Brand-new music is not absent - Sagisu's now-iconic choir-backed music brand makes one of its first appearances in this soundtrack - but Ultimately the soundtrack heavily relies on the classic TV series' musical themes, which most fans of this memorable story and music should appreciate.
Note: there were two separate albums released of this soundtrack. The CD reviewed here is the less extensive of the two, but it does feature longer takes of several cues.