NEWS: Dark Model "Saga" has won the 16th Annual Independent Music Award for Best Dance/Electronica Album.
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NEWS: OE "New Classics Vol.1 & 2" will be released on April 20, 2018.
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- About Dark Model -
Dark Model is the latest project by award winning music producer Tatsuya Oe (http://www.tatsuyaoe.com), which focuses on edgy, orchestral-electronic, and storytelling-themed music. He was born in Japan, the country of Godzilla and Kurosawa, now residing in Gotham City, New York.
Oe has an exceedingly diverse background in music, which has continued to evolve over the course of his twenty-year career. He has released signature tracks under the names of Captain Funk, OE, and Dark Model, while also having completed several hundred remixes and collaborative projects with other artists such as James Brown, Serge Gainsbourg, Ron Sexsmith, Chic, Simon Lebon, and Yoshihide Otomo. Music critics and journalists have referred to Oe as the “Remix Wizard,” and the “Modern Renaissance Man,” “Captain sailing into the uncharted waters of dance music.” Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim) described his music as “F***ing insane!”
The music of Dark Model is based on a concept that Oe has unvaryingly embraced throughout his career: incorporating a diverse range of musical ideas and elements into what he calls “Musical Narratives.” As can be heard in his preceding releases such as Captain Funk’s “Songs of the Siren,” chosen as “The Year in Music / Critic’s Choice” by Billboard magazine, Oe has had a keen interest in “building and telling an imaginary story through music.”
Oe likens his music production style to making an animated film/anime. Just as a director/animator would do “visually,” he develops several characters, emotions, and actions “musically” into one time-based work. While it is striking that Dark Model’s music features much more cinematic elements and orchestral arrangements than he did previously, it could be said that Oe continues to push forward the concept of “Musical Narratives” under this new project. He even brings in a touch of traditional Japanese music and culture which he grew up with and was so inspired by.
In 2014 May, the first full album of Dark Model was released in the form of CD and digital downloads. Under the Gun Review magazine described it as “one of the best electronic music efforts in recent memory and easily one of the most grandiose and memorable of 2014." Music journalist Scott Wilson stated, “Crossing genres is tricky to do and be taken seriously, but Dark Model is an example of how it sounds when you do it right.”
Since the launch of this project in May 2012, Dark Model’s music has been featured in numerous media projects, from box office film trailers like “Elysium,""The Paperboy,” and “Money Monster,” to advertising campaigns for Lexus, Sep 7, 2012, Verizon “Droid," Xbox “Forza Motorsport 5,” and to a contemporary dance choreography by Northern Ballet (UK).
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