Dark Model – Saga (March 24, 2017 Release)

Dark Model is back with more progressive, melodious, and dramatic orchestral electronica. “Saga,” Dark Model’s 2nd album, takes the audience on an epic high-energy journey through 13 tracks of massive electronic beats with intricately layered symphonic sound. It jumpstarts an awakening to the listener’s soul and will continue to resonate for years to come.

“Saga” Album Reviews


1 Prelude 2:02
2 Avalon 4:02
3 Rage and Redemption 4:56
4 Survivors 5:13
5 Inferno Suite 5:39
6 Labyrinth 3:55
7 Storm Goddess 5:36
8 Danse Macabre (Dance of Death) 5:14
9 Elegy1 4:56
10 Dawn of Resurrection 4:20
11 Rage and Redemption (No Choir Mix) 4:56
12 Inferno Suite (No Choir Mix) 5:39
13 Danse Macabre (No Choir Mix) 5:14

(All the 13 tracks are NEW MIXES)
All music composed and produced by Tatsuya Oe
Art Direction: Passion Yoko
CG: Yuichiro Akao
℗ © 2017 Model Electronic & Tatsuya Oe (JASRAC)
CD Cat No: MECD-1005 (Digipak)
UPC (Bar Code): 888295548816
Physical (CD) Distribution: Alliance Entertainment Corporation / CD Baby

Album Description

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 preceding releases such as Captain Funk’s “Songs of the Siren,” chosen as “The Year in Music” by Billboard magazine, Oe has a keen interest in “building and telling an imaginary story through music.” In this album, “Saga,” not only does the whole album form as one epic story consisting of thematic tracks (as represented by the adventurous “Avalon,” “Survivors,” the apocalyptic and uplifting “Rage and Redemptions,” “Danse Macabre,” and the introspective “Dawn of Resurrection”), but some tracks such as “Inferno Suite,” “Storm Goddess,” and “Elegy 1” are also composed as a self-contained “suite,” a sequence of short musical dramas.

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.

About the Artwork

For the artwork of this album, Oe came up with an idea of creating Dark Model’s Kamon (Japanese heraldic symbol/brand) based on the real emblem of his family. In the era of feudalism, Kamon was heavily used to identify an individual or family, not only in peacetime but also in wartime. It worked as the most definitive and effective way of tightening their family bond (including their blood, root, and creed) and demonstrating the strength and authenticity to their enemy. Oe thought using the “evolved” Kamon for the artwork would be meaningful for representing the theme of this album as well as his identity as an artist. Under the concept, Oe’s design team morphed and developed his Kamon substantially into the modern symbol.

CD Store Links (Virtual/Online)

(As for availability of local record shops in the US, please check the list at the bottom of this page.)
Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/2kHo650
Amazon.co.jp: http://amzn.to/2klMckL
Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Saga-Dark-Model/dp/B01MUBHPB9/
Amazon France https://www.amazon.fr/Saga-Dark-Model/dp/B01MUBHPB9/
Amazon Italy https://www.amazon.it/Saga-Dark-Model/dp/B01MUBHPB9/
Amazon Germany https://www.amazon.de/Saga-Dark-Model/dp/B01MUBHPB9/

f.y.e (US): https://www.fye.com/s/product/4694124/Dark-Model-Saga
Target.com: http://www.target.com/p/dark-model-saga-cd/-/A-52244192
CD Universe: http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=10660448
CD Baby: https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/darkmodel2
Music Stack (Artist Page): http://www.musicstack.com/records-cds/dark%20model
Import CDs: http://www.importcds.com/saga/888295548816

Dark Model - Saga CD (US Edition)

MP3 Downloads

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/saga/id1199104436
Amazon US MP3: http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Model/dp/B00JK41L1E/
Bandcamp: https://darkmodel.bandcamp.com/album/saga (Full Digital Discography including 7 releases – 30% Off)
CD Baby: https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/darkmodel2
Google Play: Saga Page
Rhapsody/Napster: http://us.napster.com/artist/dark-model/album/saga
Amazon JP MP3: TBA
Amazon UK MP3: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01NAX0DDA/
Amazon France MP3: https://www.amazon.fr/Saga-Dark-Model/dp/B01NBYKPFR/
Amazon Italy MP3: https://www.amazon.it/Saga-Dark-Model/dp/B01MYC1L3P/
Amazon Germany MP3: https://www.amazon.de/Saga-Dark-Model/dp/B01N6UQTDT/

Streaming Services / Music Apps

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1iyGhQW83VLSfv20ebjqsO
Tidal: https://tidal.com/album/69729018
Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/saga/id1199104436
Pandora (Artist Page): https://www.pandora.com/dark-model
Last.fm (Artist Page): http://www.last.fm/music/Dark+Model
Slacker Radio (Artist Page): http://www.slacker.com/artist/dark-model
iHeartRadio (Artist Page): http://www.iheart.com/artist/dark-model-30386131/
Groove Music (by Microsoft): Saga Page
Shazam (Artist Page): https://www.shazam.com/artist/44444686/dark-model

Note for Sync Licensing

If you’re interested in obtaining a license of music included in this album for your TV/Film/Advertising project, please request a quote from “License Form” on Model Electronic official website.

Model Electronic Music License Form: http://www.model-electronic.com/license-our-music/license-form/

(Our music license is currently not available for non-commercial, non-profit videos, personal/private or student productions on any media. We only handle commercial licenses with a certain amount of budget. Thanks for your understanding.)

US Independent / Local Record Stores

Rasputin Music (CA): http://shop.rasputinmusic.com/saga/888295548816
Silver Platters (WA): http://www.silverplatters.com/p/21839163/dark-model-saga
Tunes (NJ): http://www.tunesonline.net/UPC/888295548816/Dark-Model_Saga
Independent Records & Video (CO): http://www.beindependent.com/p/18503987/dark-model-saga
BK Music (VA): http://www.bkmusiconline.com/Artist/3017527/Dark-Model
Plan 9 Records (VA): http://www.plan9music.com/Artist/3017527/Dark-Model
Dearborn Music (MI): http://dearbornmusic.net/Artist/3017527/Dark-Model
Easy Street Records (WA): http://easystreetonline.com/Artist/3017527/Dark-Model
Electric Fetus (MN): http://www.electricfetus.com/Artist/3017527/Dark-Model
Gallery of Sound (PA): http://www.galleryofsound.com/Artist/3017527/Dark-Model
Omega Music (OH): http://www.omegamusicdayton.com/Artist/3017527/Dark-Model
Waterloo Records (TX): http://www.waterloorecords.com/Artist/3017527/Dark-Model
Monster Music (SC): http://www.monstermusicsc.com/Artist/3017527/Dark-Model
Bull Moose (ME): http://www.bullmoose.com/search/artistid/24596797
Magnolia Thunderpussy (IN): http://www.thunderpussy.com/Artist/3017527/Dark-Model
Ignition Music (IN): http://ignitionmusic.net/Artist/3017527/Dark-Model
Graywhale (UT): http://www.graywhaleslc.com/search/artistid/20149069
Music Millennium (OR): http://www.musicmillennium.com/Artist/3017527/Dark-Model
Zia Records (NV, AZ): http://www.ziarecords.com/search/artistid/6361418

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