About Dark Model

Dark Model is the latest project by award winning music producer Tatsuya Oe, 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.1)Tatsuya Oe Discography 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.”2)Tatsuya Oe Testimonials Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim) described his music as “F***ing insane!”3)Holy big beat funk, Captain! – The Japan Times, May 18, 1999

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 magazine4)Critic’s Choice – Billboard Magazine, Sep 8, 2001, 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.”5)Dark Model album review – Under the Gun Review, July 7th, 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.”6)Taking an auditory Odyssey with Dark Model’s debut album – Quip Magazine, May 19, 2014

In March 2015, Dark Model’s first album was nominated for the 14th Annual Independent Music Awards in the Dance/Electronica Album category.7)The14th Independent Music Awards – Dance/Electronica Album

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,”8)Dark Model “Candle in the Desert” featured on “Elysium (2013)” Promo, Jul 20, 2012 “The Paperboy,”9)Dark Model’s Music on TV Spot for “The Paperboy” Movie, Oct 29, 2012 and “Money Monster,” to advertising campaigns for Lexus10)“Oath” & “Fate” featured on 2014 LEXUS ES Advertising Campaign, Dec 26, 2013, Sep 7, 2012, Verizon “Droid,”11)“Oath (Dubstep Remix)” on Verizon Wireless “Droid DNA” Ad, Dec 24, 2012 Xbox “Forza Motorsport 5,” and to a contemporary dance choreography by Northern Ballet (UK).12)Dark Model“Fire Back” on Northern Ballet “Brief Landing”, Sep 14, 2013

(As for the comprehensive profile of Tatsuya Oe, please refer to Biography page on Tatsuya Oe official website)

Tatsuya Oe official website: http://www.tatsuyaoe.com

– Dark Model related websites –
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DarkModelMusic
Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ModelElectronic
Tumblr: http://darkmodelmusic.tumblr.com/
Google+ https://plus.google.com/+Darkmodelmusic
Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/album/47avz1EnElCgPai1Hykrlf
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/album/dark-model/id858789917
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Model/e/B00KC3VMF2/
Bandcamp: http://darkmodel.bandcamp.com/
CD Baby: https://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/DarkModel
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/modelectronic/

Regarding CD/MP3 stores and streaming services where Dark Model’s music is available, please refer to the album information page.

Keywords for Dark Model: Orchestral, Progressive, Hybrid Electronica, Industrial Rock, Trailer, Story telling, Building, Cinematic, Classical, Dubstep, EDM, Dramatic, Edgy, Aggressive, Epic, Electro, Bold, Hard-hitting, Massive, Minimalism, Melancholic, Breathtaking, Heroic, Anti-Hero, Dark Hero

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