No, this does not refer to my homeland in any way! :-)
Artist: Jean-Jacques Perrey
Tune: Groovy Lerechauns
This excellent tune comes of the (also) excellent compilation 'At Home With The Groovebox' that was released in 2000 on the now defunct Grand Royal label. "The Groovebox is a compact programable synthesizer containing sounds from some of the most popular sound machines evcer produced: the 808 & 909 drum machines, the 303 bass machine and a library of vintage and more recent synthesized sounds....The goal of the project was to the same "band in a box" to a variety of artists and then collect and distribute the results." Including tunes by Money Mark, Air, Sonic Youth and more this is a great compilation for your collection.
Jean-Jacques Perrey, the artist on this tune, is even moreso remarkable than this little machine. Born in 1929 (yes, you won't believe it when you hear this tune) he is a leading figure in electronic music with a wealth of releases.
The tune kicks off with a motor starting and is then launched into a electro space pop sound with a heavy and steady beat that seems to fit in a multitude of sound possibilities from the Groovebox.
This tune goes out John at Roomthree, himself a pupil (or perhaps now a master) of the Groovebox. :-) Cheers John.