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Disc 1:
  # Track Name   MP3 Sample
  1   Deme   MP3 sample
  2   Sun 6   MP3 sample
  3   Dollars Kilo   MP3 sample
  4   Slow Sel   MP3 sample
  5   Drenched Sparrow   MP3 sample
  6   Like Laksa   MP3 sample
  7   Plunger   MP3 sample
  8   Trading Places   MP3 sample
  9   New Station   MP3 sample
  10   Shimmer   MP3 sample
  11   Hello CERES   MP3 sample
  12   Bode's Law   MP3 sample


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Montano are the combined talents of Jet Jaguar (aka Michael Upton) and Octif (aka Shanan Holm), two ex-pat Kiwis who were (at the time) living in Melbourne. And it is Melbourne that provides, in a very literal sense, the music that makes up this album. The entire album has been created from samples taken of Melbourne's inner city soundscape: automated train announcements, crickets chirping, crossing signals, bird song, random chatter, footsteps and many many more noises that have been processed and cut up to create this experimental electronic masterpiece.
Each track is the product of a single recording session, so we get the sounds of the corner of Spring and Flinders Streets on a rainy afternoon, the corner of Spencer and Flinders Streets on a baking hot morning, a train ride from Parliament to Melbourne Central, and a stroll through the food stalls at the Queen Vic markets on a Saturday morning.
Although you might expect such a technique to produce nothing more than a series of urban soundscapes, Upton and Holm's manipulation of the original source material is nothing short of remarkable. So we also get funky bass sounds pulsing and throbbing through 'Sun 6', near break-beats on 'Shimmer', and on 'Dollar Kilo' Upton returns to the cut-up-vocals technique that made his remix of the Black Seeds 'Almost Home' one of that band's most successful tracks on their Pushed remixes album.
Perfect music for a meditative afternoon, and a stunning melding of electronic music production and organic sound. Highly Recommended.

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Artist: Montano
Album: Montano
Cat #: CREC1028
Date: 07/12/2005
Format: Audio CD
Discs: 1
Label: Capital Recordings
Usually Ships: 2 - 6 Days
Genres: Electronic , New Zealand
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