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Earth Tones for Phones

Earth Tones for Phones is a compilation of ringtones created by the master musicians who perform with the band Ancient Future. They span the gamut of world music genres from Middle Eastern dance rhythms, to Indian sitar, to Nepali flute, to Balinese gamelan, to Afro-Cuban chant, to an old Russian folksong. The sounds of the earth itself were not left out either: from a duet between zither and Pacific Tree frogs to the lapping waves of the north shore of Bali.

Theses real world-music ringtones were edited, mixed, and mastered especially for the ringtone format directly from the master multitrack recordings. Not just excerpts, these evocative musical interludes are complete musical statements with musically relevant beginnings and ends, each exactly 30 seconds long, making them ideal not only for ringtones but as intro music for broadcasts.

The 17 organic, loop-free earth tones were derived from tracks produced for the following recordings:

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BILLBOARD calls Ancient Future "trendsetters" for contributing to the movement for world fusion music, a term band leader Matthew Montfort coined before the band's inception in 1978 for music that blends musical ideas from many different cultures.

Ancient Future is the world's first and longest running ensemble dedicated exclusively to the mission of the creation of world fusion music.

Over the years, Ancient Future has grown to become a large chamber ensemble of over 25 noted masters of various world music traditions with over a dozen smaller ensembles within it.

Traditional music from the cultures of these master musicians is also presented, providing an educational experience that excites people about ancient traditions and then shows how they can make contemporary culture richer.