It's also the name given to a NLC drum module featured on this track.
Andrew F of NLC (NonLinearCircuits) tells me that this is based on a early Japanese drum module which he has modified. I think it sounds just awesome.
This minimal patch is self generating - I tweak here and there but if left alone for long enough, it will evolve into new patterns & melodies.
Some really beautiful sounds here. I don't think the video does this justice. I think I'll use some of these sounds in a future track.