I heard this first song in a documentary about the dark side of the music industry called Before The Music Dies, which examines why most current radio sucks and inspires one to see that there's still a lot of good music out there to be found and had. From time to time, Correo Aereo call Austin home and they have steady local gigs in the Austin area whenever they're here.
I knew that E*vax (aka electrician Evan Mast of Ratatat) had produced an album called Parking Lot Music prior to forming Ratatat, but I had never seen a copy of it anywhere nor heard anything from it until uncovering it recently on eMusic. The music he creates here is minimalist, using everyday sounds samples to create simple electronic beats.
After downloading Parking Lot Music I was provided with a link to other albums that were recommended listening if you were into E*vax or other electronic production in general. One of the albums listed was 15 Ideas How To Treat Commodore 64 Game Tunes In The 21st Century, a collection of 15 original songs created by using sound samples from various Commodore 64 video games. Have patience with "Crazy 64," it develops nicely.
Dial 'M' For Monkey, the first release on Ninja Tune from the British producer, composer, musician and DJ Simon Green, otherwise known as Bonobo. Ninja Tune is a London-based independent record label started in 1991 by DJs Matt Black and Jonathan More, better known as Coldcut, with a strong leaning towards electronic, abstract hip-hop, instrumental hip hop, nu jazz, drum and bass, and chillout music.
And one more from that Jazz & Milk Breaks EP where I found a Free The Robots track. I think jazz flute is making a comeback...