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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.

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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~.

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Selected Discography

Pre-SectionZ works (currently considered lost)

  • A Volatile Mixture
  • Desert Burner
  • Kassetenacht
  • Ghost Tape - The Original, not the abbreviated remix on Nonfiction Mixed in Silver

As Dewerks

  • This Too Is a Mystery — 2010: Saw limited release on SectionZ.com. Re-released under the Lightex moniker.

With SRC as The Fragmentation Collective

  • Midnight Stories — 2010: Saw limited release on SectionZ.com

As Lightex or Lightex The Tomorrow People

(Some of this is only available for download on this never-finished website)

  • 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

As Blixty Slycat

(available on Bandcamp)

  • 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.
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  • 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.

As Glowwy-Lookin' Lava Lamp

  • How've You Been? — August 2012 — EP of more "water music".
  • Songs From a Wandering Star — upcoming release

Side-Projects

As Sunproof

  • A Line of Telephones - Weird psychadelic sound collage.
  • Anorak Avenue (Sunproof Remix) - A remix of one of Tre Stuck's District 76 songs.

As Chime Bell

  • Two Minute Miracle - One-off electro swing single, later rapped over by Tubesock (release forthcoming).

Productions

  • "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.

Alternative Title(s): Lightex

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