This is....The Tomorrow People
Blixty Slycat is probably the best-known alias
of an electronic artist who frequently releases a high quantity of computer-made home music for free. His music has a tiny following, and runs the gamut of music it is possible to make with only samples on a computer. He has actually long abandoned the Blixty alias, and was known as Glowwy-Lookin' Lava Lamp for some time before becoming Mojave Music.
Blix's most recent music can be streamed or downloaded from his bandcamp page
. Some of his older material can be found on here
(under "Lightex" then "Discography"). He also has a Youtube Channel
where non-album songs may be found.
Though he did, at one time, use the moniker Lightex, he should not be confused with the lighting company Lightex Electronics, the slang term for a lighter used to smoke marijuana, or the Deviant Art artist ~LightEX~
Selected DiscographyPre-SectionZ works (currently considered lost)
- A Volatile Mixture
- Desert Burner
- Ghost Tape - The Original, not the abbreviated remix on Nonfiction Mixed in Silver
With SRC as The Fragmentation Collective
- This Too Is a Mystery — 2010: Saw limited release on SectionZ.com. Re-released under the Lightex moniker.
As Lightex or Lightex The Tomorrow People
- Midnight Stories — 2010: Saw limited release on SectionZ.com
(Some of this is only available for download on this
As Blixty Slycat
- I Found Myself in a Dark Wood — February 2011, album of keyboard improvisations.
- float zombies — May, 2011
- The Superdope Massive From Way-Out (Exile Over Blue Mountain) — May, 2011
(available on Bandcamp)
As Glowwy-Lookin' Lava Lamp
- Blix.trip: Edition II — August 2011, compilation album of some original tracks and some old material. "Edition I" is identical except for the album cover.
- Elsewhere — November 2011: Psychadelia album
- Nonfiction Mixed in Silver — April 2012: Compilation of new and old material under a variety of aliases.
- The Beet Tape — May 2012: A series of short hip-hop beats and remixes.
- Adventures in Low Fidelity — A set of two albums of differing genres:
- Volume One — May 2012 — a "trippy" album;
- Volume Two — June 2012 — themed around the ocean and deep sea exploration.
- How've You Been? — August 2012 — EP of more "water music".
- Songs From a Wandering Star — upcoming release
As Chime Bell
- A Line of Telephones - Weird psychadelic sound collage.
- Anorak Avenue (Sunproof Remix) - A remix of one of Tre Stuck's District 76 songs.
- Two Minute Miracle - One-off electro swing single, later rapped over by Tubesock (release forthcoming).
- "Lost at...." and its remix, with 0dd1 as Under the Volcano.
- "Camels" by Blixty Slycat and Tre Stuck, from TS's first album District 76.
- "Thy Phantom (Time Traveler)" by Cel-Man Iller & Tha Immortal
Tropes that apply to Blixty Slycat's music:
- all lowercase letters - float zombies.
- Amen Break - used in "Elephants!".
- And Now For Something Completely Different - I Found Myself in a Dark Wood, which contained no samples at all, only very low fidelity keyboard improvisations, tapping noises, and indistinct sounds from a nearby TV.
- Catch Phrase - Several of his releases feature the same doctored sample of a person saying the page quote. The original says "Bendix: The Tomorrow People".
- Call Back - "Blixty Slycat is Dead" ends with a pitch-doctored sample of "Deserted Shoreline" off of Blix.trip.
- Limited Special Collector's Ultimate Edition - Blix.trip: Edition II is a subversion. The only thing different is a slightly cooler cover and the absence of "Gap", a second-long silence between the two halves of the album.
- Digital Piracy Is Evil - Here inverted, Blixty refuses to sell the music he makes at all, giving it away instead, and thinks digital piracy is a good thing.
- Genre Roulette - While they are all electronic at their core, Blixty's albums' actual content, both sonically and thematically, varies widely.
- I Have Many Names - A number of which have been used only once or twice.
- Manipulative Editing: See Catch Phrase above. Spliced together from two of Raymond Scott's radio commercials.
- Sampling - Forms the backbone of his work. Only one album (I Found Myself in a Dark Wood) contains no samples, and many albums contain nothing but. When original instruments are introduced, they're usually done by collaborators or simple synth tones.
- Self-Parody - "Blixty Slycat is Dead".
- Shout-Out - By way of sampling or song titles. Some examples:
- Blix.trip to BIT.TRIP
- Elsewhere's "Unbuilt, Thine Mysterie" to Sarah McLachlan's "Building a Mystery".
- "Radio Zachary (Listening to 11.975MHz)" to....well guess.
- "Renegades of Fuck" to Afrika Bambaataa's "Renegades of Funk"
- "Someday in the Rain" is named after a Haruhi Suzumiya episode
- "Forgotten Eastern Spirit" is a vague allusion to Touhou, and refers to Mima, whose theme it samples.
- Likewise, its remix "The Melody X From a Wandering Star" refers to Nue, as does "Concealed Alien from a Quasar".
- That Man Is Dead - "Blixty Slycat is Dead" on How've You Been?
- Word Salad Lyrics - Mike K's rapping on "The Funky Cow" off of Blix.trip, and again on "The Boat" on Nonfiction Mixed in Silver.