Darker Than Darkness -Style 93-

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Darker Than Darkness -Style 93-
Studio album by Buck-Tick
Released June 23, 1993 (1993-06-23)
September 19, 2002 (2002-09-19) (digital remaster)
September 5, 2007 (2007-09-05) (remaster)
Recorded February 20 (20-02)-April 30, 1993 (1993-04-30) at Sound Sky Studio in Tokyo
Genre Electronic rock, industrial rock, alternative rock
Length 61:56
Language Japanese, English
Label Victor
Producer Hitoshi Hiruma and Buck-Tick
Buck-Tick chronology
Kurutta Taiyou
(1991)
Darker Than Darkness -Style 93-
(1993)
Six/Nine
(1995)
Singles from Darker Than Darkness -Style 93-
  1. "Dress"
    Released: May 21, 1993 (1993-05-21)
  2. "Die"
    Released: October 21, 1993 (1993-10-21)
  3. "Dress (Bloody Trinity Mix)"
    Released: April 2, 2005 (2005-04-02)

Darker Than Darkness -Style 93- is the seventh studio album by the Japanese rock band Buck-Tick. It was released on June 23, 1993 through Victor Entertainment.[1] The album peaked at number two on the Oricon chart[2] and has sold 210,000 copies worldwide.[3] Darker Than Darkness -Style 93- was digitally remastered and re-released on September 19, 2002, with two bonus tracks. It was remastered and re-released again on September 5, 2007. "Dress" was remixed and used as the opening theme for the anime Trinity Blood (2005), this version was also released as a single. The album was named one of the top albums from 1989-1998 in a 2004 issue of the music magazine Band Yarouze.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Atsushi Sakurai, except where noted, all music composed by Hisashi Imai, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Kirameki no Naka de..." (キラメキの中で...) 4:41
2. "Deep Slow"   4:32
3. "Yuuwaku" (誘惑; music written by Hidehiko Hoshino) 5:58
4. "Ao no Sekai" (青の世界) 4:57
5. "Kamikaze" (神風; lyrics written by Imai) 4:45
6. "Zero"   4:05
7. "Dress" (ドレス; music written by Hoshino) 6:22
8. "Lion"   4:31
9. "Madman Blues -Minashigo no Yuuutsu-" (Madman Blues -ミナシ児ノ憂鬱-; lyrics written by Imai) 5:12
10. "Die"   4:34
Total length:
61:56

Personnel[edit]

Additional performers

  • Rie Hamada - backing vocals on "Dress"
  • Kazutoshi Yokoyama - backing vocals on "Dress" and "Kirameki No Naka De"

Production

  • Hitoshi Hiruma - producer, recording, mixing
  • Buck-Tick - producers
  • Osamu Takagi; Takafumi Muraki - executive producers
  • Shigetoshi Naitoh; Takahiro Uchida - engineer
  • Hirohito Fujishima; Katsumi Moriya - assistant engineers
  • Ken Sakaguchi - cover art, graphic design
  • M. Hasui - photography

Notes[edit]

  • On the originally released 1993 CD, after track ten it skips to track #75, titled "Not T Dise", after that the CD skips to track #84, titled "Kirameki no Naka de" and finally after that, it skips to track #93, titled "D-T-D". The names of these hidden bonus tracks were only given in a magazine published at the time. The digital remaster release includes "D-T-D" (credited; lyrics: Sakurai, music: Imai), but not "Not T Dise" or "Kirameki no Naka de".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Darker Than Darkness -style93-". jame-world.com. Retrieved 2011-04-13. 
  2. ^ "BUCK-TICKのアルバム売り上げランキング". oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 2011-04-27. 
  3. ^ a b "Darker Than Darkness -Style 93- review". Buck-Tick Zone.com. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  4. ^ "Top 44 Albums from 1989 - 1998". jame-world.com. 2004-05-09. Retrieved 2013-03-08.