Parasite Eve
International Title
 Parasite Eve
Music By: Joe Hisaishi
Record Label: Polydor
Running Time: 27:21 Discs: 1
Release: February 1997 CD Number: POCH-1621
Anthony Romero
The usually wonderful Joe Hisaishi commits a slight misfire with this score for the 1997 production of Parasite Eve. The score isn't bad, but there isn't much to praise about this disappointingly short release. Most of the themes at least work well enough, with a majority of them being on the soothing or creepy side, barring the sole exception of the more action based "Explosion" track. The main "EVE" theme is a little repetitious, and works better as a karaoke track, found here as a "Piano Version." Fans of the composer might be interested in this release for a departure from style for Hisaishi. There are his trademark piano solos here, but also a lot of electronic and synthesized work with stuff such as "Choral". The overall feel is a lot more subdued and smaller than what many are probably used to for the larger orchestras that he had at his disposal for his Anime work.

Unfortunately, at a running time of only 27 minutes this soundtrack is, as mentioned before, incredibly short. The entire score for the film, presented in an extended "album" format, is included, but it sadly still doesn't excuse the incredibly brisk runtime. Again, the disc isn't a poor release, but unless found at a budget price it's hard to merit picking it up.
  1. EVE - Vocal Version
  2. Choral
  3. Cell
  4. Darkness
  5. Explosion
  6. EVE - Piano Version