Song Premiere: Magicicada’s Brain-Bending “Glancing Off the Edges”

Wondering Sound Staff

By Wondering Sound Staff

on 06.19.14 in News

For the past 15 years, Magicicada’s Chris White has been bending sound to his will, incorporating elements of electronic music with noise and drone to create songs that are utterly unique and absolutely brain-bending. (The list of influences he assembled for Atlanta Creative Loafing last year is fascinating, if only because it’s the first time anyone has ever listed “Joe Pesci With His Head on Fire” as an influence.) “Glancing Off the Edges” is a riveting, jittery assemblage of blurts and bleeps and clicks and whirrs, a song that sounds like two machines trying and failing to communicate with one another. Weird, warped and wonderful, “Glancing Off the Edges” is an electro-dada triumph.