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EN.CORE: What are the advantages and disadvantages in creating music with members of two different cultural backgrounds?
George: I always notice that a demo sounds not Japanese when it comes from Nils. And when somebody of the Japanese half brings a demo, it always sounds very Japanese. The riffs, the chords, one immediately notices that. To find a good mix that sounds neither too Japanese nor too international is actually pretty, pretty …
Nils: … time-consuming.
George: Yes. And difficult.
EN.CORE: What are the different characteristics of the international and the Japanese approach?
George: Most of all the structure. In Japan the songs have a fixed structure. For example: intro, A-melody, B-melody, chorus, then a short solo and the end. The international song structure is completely different. And therefore you notice the origin when you listen to a piece. »Ah, alright, this is most likely from one of the Japanese, this is probably from one of the Germans.«
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