Musical tribute: Komm, süßer tod (甘き死よ、来たれ).

End of Evangelion

When it comes to synthesizers I’m a big fan of both Ableton Live and Reason, and when it comes to animation I’m a big fan of the Neon Genesis Evangelion (“NGE”) Anime series. In my opinion ‘NGE’ is one of those “cartoons” which can really have an impact.

Another thing with series such as these is that they usually come with a very impressive sound score. NGE is quite famous for it; its heavy use of orchestral arrangements for several of its action or suspense scenes which really manage to set the atmosphere.

Of course, one could argue this was bound to happen given the fact that Megumi Hayashibara is one of the main voice actresses. For those unfamiliar with this name: she is a very well known pop artist in Japan.

Komm süsser Tod is performed by Arianne Schreiber, backed with piano, Hammond organ and several string orchestral ensembles. Lyrics were written by Hideaki Anno and the music is composed by Shiro Sagisu. As you can see above the music was played in the movie The end of Evangelion.

What I like so much about this song is that although it may have a dark topic, the performance is everything but sad and grim, while still maintaining to keep a bit of mystique.

Hope you’ll enjoy…