Baby Bug

June 13, 2013 4:43 PM

There's been a flurry of interest in cicadas lately, what with the little critters showing up in their millions in the US of Al. Here in Japan they grace us with their noisily enthusiastic presence once a year like clockwork, so I figured I'd employ one of 'em as drummer. The bug rushes the beat like hell, but there's something about its phrasing that I couldn't resist. The video (at YouTube or Vimeo) features the indefatigable critter itself, so be sure to tune in!

posted by flapjax at midnite (5 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

Whoa, individually, they upward-glissando kinda sound? I gotta catch one for myself.
posted by ignignokt at 7:27 PM on June 16, 2013

ignignokt, there are various types of cicadas, with pretty widely differing calls. This one might be unique to Japan, though I'm not sure.

You might be interested in this clip I posted of the same insect, but with no music: a fine solo performance!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:59 PM on June 16, 2013

That sounds remarkably digital! Very fresh, cicada.
posted by ignignokt at 4:36 AM on June 17, 2013

I love this!
posted by Area Man at 7:25 PM on June 25, 2013

posted by soundguy99 at 9:52 AM on July 6, 2013

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