Montano self-titled

Montano CD

Capital Recordings. 1 December 2005. Discogs page.

For two years [Montano] prowled the streets of Melbourne, sucking sounds into their samplers, then built this entire album of elaborate funk-heavy instrumentals from tram bells clanks, road crossing buzzers, traffic sounds, thunder, clattering cafe cutlery and chattering children.

– Grant Smithies, in his book Soundtrack: 118 Great New Zealand Albums (Craig Potton Publishing)

No synths, no drum machines, no samples of musical instruments. The first release of the project now known as Tonkyn Pearson.

Mastered by Dale Cotton. Artwork by Tana.