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Recordings by the Band Ancient Future

World's Longest Running Ensemble Dedicated to the Creation of World Fusion Music

The pioneering world fusion music group Ancient Future has released seven full length studio CDs selling over 150,000 units: Visions of a Peaceful Planet, Natural Rhythms, Quiet Fire, Dreamchaser, World Without Walls, Asian Fusion, and Planet Passion. Ancient Future is currently working on its eight recording, the crowd funded Archive of Future Ancient Recordings.

The Ancient-Future.Com World Music Store is the only site where all of the Ancient Future band recordings, including out of print major label recordings, are available. Purchases made at Ancient-Future.Com directly support the artists and the music. Please do consider that CDs have better audio quality than mp3 downloads, and make listening to the music a wonderful ritual where attention is placed on the act of listening. This is music that will reveal itself fully through repeated deep listening, so it is worth spending a little more to fully enjoy the best audio quality possible.

Holiday Sale! Select CDs $10 each for a limited time.

Latest Recordings by Ancient Future on Ancient-Future.Com Records

Over one million legal mp3 files from releases on Ancient-Future.Com Records have been distributed commercially.

Yearning for the Wind CD CoverYearning for the Wind by the band Ancient Future. (Ancient-Future.Com AF- 20302). Audio/Video E-CD-R- $17.98 (SALE $10): Add E-CD-R to Cart. Buy E-CD-R Now. >audio. Composed by scalloped fretboard guitar innovator Matthew Montfort, Yearning for the Wind is a poignant piece based on Indian raga. Set in a nine beat rhythmic cycle, it provides a sublime setting for this duet with Indian tabla virtuoso Vishal Nagar, who is considered one of the most gifted tabla players of his generation. (Read more). Holiday Sale! Just $10 for a limited time.

Temporary CD CoverArchive of Future Ancient Recordings by the band Ancient Future. (Ancient-Future.Com AF-2030). Recording Newsletter Package: $15. Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. Download Supporter Package: $25. Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. Limited to 300 packages. Limited Edition CD Sponsor Package: $50. Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. Limited to 200 packages. Honorary A & R Representative Package: $75. Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. Limited to 100 packages.

During Ancient Future's 30th anniversary year, work started on the next project of the band: the Archive of Future Ancient Recordings (A.F.A.R.). To finance the Archive of Future Ancient Recordings, a subscription system model is being employed to fund the recording through fans of world fusion music. Be part of the process!

Planet Passion CD CoverPlanet Passion (30th Anniversary Remastered Edition) by the band Ancient Future (Ancient-Future.Com AF 2010): Digipak CD- $17.98 (SALE $10): Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. >audio. iTunes. Re-issued with 64-Bit Tuned Harmonic Mastering to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first Ancient Future concert, 2/11/2009. The seventh Ancient Future recording features nineteen top masters of Indian, Nepalese, African, Cuban, Celtic, Arabic, Palestinian, Jewish, Indonesian, Chinese, Eastern European and American music traditions. The Best of Echoes Radio Listener Poll Winner! (Read more). Holiday Sale! Just $10 for a limited time.

 

Major Label Recordings by Ancient Future

Over a hundred thousand fans have purchased (and often nearly worn out!) these Ancient Future recordings on major labels. Ironically, some of these major label releases are now out of print but new and reconditioned copies are available while supplies last directly from the artists at this web site.

Asian Fusion CD CoverAsian Fusion by the band Ancient Future (Narada Equinox ND-63023): CD- $24.98 (out of print: collectable signed reconditioned copy): Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. >audio. iTunes.

Made the Tower Pulse! Top Ten Best Contemporary Instrumental Releases of 1993 List (#4) and was Guitar Player magazine's "Pick" for April 1994. (Read more)

 

 

World Without Walls CD CoverWorld Without Walls by the band Ancient Future (Sona Gaia/MCA 163): CD- $24.98 (out of print: collectable signed reconditioned copy): Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. >audio. iTunes.

Features Zakir Hussain, the renowned North Indian tabla master. (Read more).

 

 

 

Dreamchaser CD CoverDreamchaser by the band Ancient Future (Sona Gaia/MCA 154): CD- $29.98 (rare & out of print new copy): Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. >audio. iTunes.

Debuted at #2 on the May 1989 Jazziz National Airplay Chart and received a 10 out of 10 rating in CD Review. (Read more)

 

 

Quiet Fire CD CoverQuiet Fire by the band Ancient Future (Narada/MCA 1012): CD- $29.98 (rare & out of print new copy): Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. >audio. iTunes.

Established Ancient Future as a strong force in the record stores by selling over 55,000 copies. Features Alex De Grassi and Darol Anger of Windham Hill fame. (Read more)

 

Classic Recordings by Ancient Future on Ancient-Future.Com Records

These classic Ancient Future recordings have been reissued on Ancient-Future.Com Records and are currently available exclusively through the Ancient-Future.Com World Music Store.

Natural Rhythms CD CoverNatural Rhythms by the band Ancient Future (Ancient-Future.Com AF 2005): CD-R- $19.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. >audio. iTunes.

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Received a May 1984 N.A.I.R.D. "Indie" Award in the field of World Music. Reissued on CD in 1994 to commemorate Ancient Future's 15th Anniversary. (Read more)

 

Visions of a Peaceful Planet CD CoverVisions of a Peaceful Planet by the band Ancient Future (Ancient-Future.Com AF 2004): CD-R- $19.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. Rare Original Pressing LP- $34.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. >audio. iTunes.

Ancient Future's critically acclaimed 1979 debut release. (Read more)

 

Major Label Collections Featuring Ancient Future

Ancient Future is featured on samplers selling millions of units on labels such as Putumayo and Narada.

Asian Lounge CD CoverPutumayo Collections (Various Artists): (Read more)

Asian Lounge by various artists including the band Ancient Future (Putumayo PUT 244-2): CD-$16.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now.
Music from the Tea Lands by various artists including the band Ancient Future (Putumayo PUT180-2): CD-$16.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now.

 

 

Alma del Sur CD CoverNarada Collections (Various Artists): (Read more)

Alma Del Sur by various artists including the band Ancient Future (Narada Collection ND-63908): CD- $16.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now.

Guitar Works by various artists including Matthew Montfort (leader of Ancient Future) (Narada Lotus ND-61032): CD- $16.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now.

 

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