Oh look, you just described Kiss My Lips (and it's not even an edm song) lol Did you ever count how many times BoA say "nanananana" during Masayume Chasing?
I don't mind the medium of EDM music with digitally created electronic sounds, but it's the lack of content, complexity and creativity from a music composition point of view that makes it "fast food". It's fast to make something with a short redundant leitmotif as "melody" of the entire song, have no counterpoint melody, have little or no harmonic progression to the simple leitmotif, have little variation in drum pattern, all being dragged out for many minutes by pure repetition and piece-by-piece layering of a normal 8-12 stanza worth of actual content. But why do EDM producers must drown us out with such repetition? They have no restrictions unlike pop vocals and lyrics.
Yes, pop songs have a routine structure as well (verse1-chorus-verse2-chorus), but what makes a good pop song from a composition perspective is how fruitful the content is. The structure is just a basic framework, so don't start calling all pop songs the same. Most American pop songs are pretty trashy nowadays. A simple 8 stanza phrase gets repeated for the entire song. There's barely any difference between the verse and chorus. There's no bridge. It's so dry. That's the Bieber kind of pop music that unfortunately becomes "successful". BoA had the same problem with her USA debut. Just listen to Energetic and count how many times "Report to the dance floor" is repeated. The whole song's melody hovers between a narrow range of keys and beats.
On the flip side, J-pop is no where near that. While it still follows a generic structure, it adds in all the features allowable, and it doesn't just recycle one simple motif as melody. Each melodic segment is unique to its own, blended together to make a whole song with low-lows and high-highs of tones/keys and emotion (in order to demonstrate the singer's skill). If all you listen to is J-pop then maybe it sounds similar in structure only, but if you compare to K-pop, American pop etc you'll find a huge difference in melodic, harmonic, and all sorts of variable creative content.
Masayume isn't even my top 10 favourite BoA fast songs. I'm just saying that a dance track converted into EDM medium makes for an interesting song because the dance/pop track already has the fruitful content that EDMs usually never have.
You really can't get the point uh?
Jpop is so unique that you can easily find a "sound a like" for the whole made in 20 album
Honestly, pop music is more of a fast food music by the simple fact that most of it use recycled formulas while edm producers spend hours in the studio trying to make something different.
Oh and btw, Sean Garrett is not even an edm producer. He's a r&b producer. Maybe that's why his ""edm"" attempt failed while Bieber is huge thanks to Skrillex.
Edited by rahe, 24 October 2016 - 02:02 AM.