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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.
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Latest Recordings by Ancient Future on Ancient-Future.Com Records
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Yearning 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. 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). Summer Sale! Just $10 for a limited time.
Archive 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 (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. 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). Summer 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.
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)
Features Zakir Hussain, the renowned North Indian tabla master. (Read more).
Dreamchaser 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. 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 by the band Ancient Future (Narada/MCA 1012): CD- $29.98 (rare & out of print new copy): Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. 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.
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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)
Ancient Future's critically acclaimed 1979 debut release. (Read more)
Major Label Collections Featuring Ancient Future
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.
Narada Collections (Various Artists): (Read more)
Alma Del Sur by various artists including the band Ancient Future (Narada Collection ND-63908): CD-$24.98 (signed and reconditioned): Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now.
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