Dark Model’s New album “Saga” has finally been released today (except Japan). We have already received a lot of great reviews from music and culture websites. Here is a list of the excerpts from the articles. We would like to thank these journalists and critics for choosing “Saga” and writing on Dark Model’s music.
“With a rhythm section entrenched in the electronic spectrum, soaring and anthemic strings and classical-inspired organ lines comprise the lead melodic force. The blare of brass around 02:20 signals a melodic shift, into mariachi-like territory — before reverting back into symphonic anthemic bliss around the three-minute mark. Never dull, “Survivors” and fellow recent release “Storm Goddess” show Oe’s production-based power well.”
“What a clash on differences yet when you finally listen to the finish product, boy, you cannot help but be blown away at how beautifully he can make it work.”
“‘Survivors’ is one of Saga’s lead singles and features a compelling cross between electronic and classical music to create a world around Oe’s aural landscape. It’s a scintillating movement capable of weaving characters and a setting into place within the mind’s eye as you listen.”
“Oe merges the dramatic and cinematic sweep of orchestral music with the enthusiastically rhythmic and dancy effusion of electronica on the 13 robust and rousing tracks that comprise Saga. The single Survivors showcases Oe’s adept merging of these two supposedly disparate genres into one entrancing whole.”
“Powerful and engaging, Dark Model has fastened a makeshift of fantastical elements, providing both real and unreal details into this sweeping and highly charged conceptual album.”
“Picture yourself with a bag of skittles and you pour every single color inside of your mouth so that you can taste the rainbow. This is the same thing but happening through your speakers.”
“We immediately sense a new different sound from award-winning music producer Tatsuya Oe as he states this album focuses more on epic, emotional, and beat-oriented orchestral electronic music.”
“Dark Model’s music will make you want to suit up for some form of ultimate fantasy battle with orcs and wizards and hordes of dark elves.”
CD Store Links (Virtual/Online)
As for independent / local record stores in the US, please refer to the album page on Dark Model official website.