BOOKS & RECORDINGS
Books

Ancient Traditions Book CoverAncient Traditions -- Future Possibilities: Rhythmic Training Through the Traditions of Africa, Bali and India. By Matthew Montfort. Ancient Future Music (1985). ISBN 0-937879-00-2. Book Set with Companion 2 Volume Audio CD Set with MIDI Soundfiles- $52.95 (SALE! Normally $69.95): Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. A must-have for all students of world music. (Read more)

 

Solo Recordings

Sympathetic Serenade CD CoverSympathetic Serenade by Matthew Montfort. (Ancient-Future.Com AF EP2012). Digipak CD- $17.98: Add CD to Cart. Buy CD Now. (>audio).Matthew Montfort - Seven Serenades for Scalloped Fretboard Guitar When Matthew Montfort was working on his debut solo recording, he recorded a series of improvisations. Were it not for some serendipitous sequencing coupled with the allure of alliteration, it's likely that this recording would have been released as the eighth improvisation on what became Seven Serenades. Instead, this evocative Spanish serenade/raga hybrid receives a mini EP treatment on Matthew Montfort's Sympathetic Serenade. (Read more).

Seven Serenades CD CoverSeven Serenades for Scalloped Fretboard Guitar by Matthew Montfort. (Ancient-Future.Com AF 2008). Digipak CD- $17.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. (>audio). Matthew Montfort - Seven Serenades for Scalloped Fretboard Guitar This debut recording by Ancient Future leader Matthew Montfort showcases his pioneering work on the scalloped fretboard guitar, a special modified instrument able to produce ornaments more characteristic of the sitar. While previously known more for his compositions for the trendsetting world music group Ancient Future, this first solo effort showcases his improvisational music (Read more).

Ancient Future Band Recordings Featuring Matthew Montfort

Planet Passion CD CoverPlanet Passion (30th Anniversary Remastered Edition) by Ancient Future (Ancient-Future.Com AF 2010): Digipak CD- $17.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. (>audio.) Planet Passion Re-issued with 64-Bit Tuned Harmonic Mastering to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Ancient Future. Features nineteen top masters of Indian, Nepalese, African, Cuban, Celtic, Arabic, Palestinian, Jewish, Indonesian, Chinese, Eastern European and American music traditions. (Read more).

Asian Fusion CD CoverAsian Fusion by Ancient Future (Narada Equinox ND-63023): CD- $24.98 (out of print: collectable signed reconditioned copy): Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. (>audio.) Ancient Future - Asian Fusion 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 Ancient Future (Sona Gaia/MCA 163): CD- $24.98 (out of print: collectable signed reconditioned copy): Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. (>audio.) Features Zakir Hussain, the renowned North Indian tabla master. (Read more)

 

 

Dreamchaser CD CoverDreamchaser by Ancient Future (Sona Gaia/MCA 154): CD- $29.98 (rare & out of print new copy): Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. (>audio.) Ancient Future - Dreamchaser
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 Ancient Future (Narada/MCA 1012): CD- $29.98 (rare & out of print new copy): Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. (>audio.) Ancient Future - Quiet Fire 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)

 

Natural Rhythms CD CoverNatural Rhythms by Ancient Future (Ancient-Future.Com AF 2005): CD-R- $19.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. (>audio.) Ancient Future - Natural Rhythms 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 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.) Visions of a Peaceful Planet Ancient Future's critically acclaimed 1979 debut release. (Read more)

 

Collections

Alma del Sur CD CoverAlma Del Sur by various artists including Ancient Future (Narada Collection ND-63908): CD- $16.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. A collection of music of South America featuring Ancient Future, Bernardo Rubaja, Junior Homrich, Rumillajta, Nando Lauria, Gurrufio, Carlos Guedes, and Roberto Perera. (Read more)

 

 

Guitar Works CD Cover ArtGuitar Works by various artists including Matthew Montfort (Narada Lotus ND-61032): CD- $16.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. A collection of instrumental music for guitar featuring Matthew Montfort on one selection, "Amber." (Read more)

 

 

As Producer

Sangria CD CoverSangria by Mariah Parker (Ancient-Future.Com AF 2017) 17.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. (>audio). Mariah Parker - Sangria This debut recording features Mariah Parker's original compositions that draw musical inspiration from Brazil, Cuba, Spain, and India. Her Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble includes musicians from the bands Ancient Future, Oregon, Sun Ra, and Herbie Hancock's Headhunters. (Read more).

Exciting New Crowd Funded Project

Temporary CD CoverArchive of Future Ancient Recordings by the band Ancient Future. (Ancient-Future.Com AF-2030). During Ancient Future's 30th anniversary year, work has 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!
Recording Newsletter Package: $15.
Add Subscription to Cart. Subscribe Now. Supporters at this level receive the A.F.A.R. Email Newsletter which provides a window on the creative process, good quality 128 kbps digital downloads of legacy recordings chosen from the Ancient Future archives of live concerts, radio performances, and unreleased performances, good quality 128 kbps digital downloads of music to be recorded especially for the A.F.A.R. project, and a 30% discount on advance copies of the final commercial release.
Download Supporter Package: $25. Add Subscription to Cart. Subscribe Now. Supporters at this level receive everything included in the Recording Newsletter Package plus high quality 320 kbps downloads of legacy recordings chosen from the Ancient Future archives of live concerts, radio performances, and unreleased performances, high quality 320 kbps digital downloads of music to be recorded especially for the A.F.A.R. project forming an exclusive preview audio recording with digital liner notes (selections from which will form a final public edition), and the chance to submit feedback to questions posed in the recording newsletter. Limited to 300 packages.
Limited Edition CD Sponsor Package:
$50. Add Subscription to Cart. Subscribe Now. Supporters at this level receive everything included in the Download Supporter Package plus an exclusive limited edition CD of the same recording with with printed liner notes signed by Ancient Future leader Matthew Montfort. Limited to 200 packages.
Honorary A & R Representative Package:
$75. Add Subscription to Cart. Subscribe Now. Supporters at this level receive everything included in the Limited Edition CD Sponsor Package plus a DVD-R including video and 24 bit audio files for hi-rez playback on computers. This is the perfect package for audiophiles and home studio enthusiasts. Limited to 100 packages.

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Matthew Montfort teaches and produces records from a studio in Marin County, California. Postal: Matthew Montfort, POB 264, Kentfield CA 94914-0264. Email: info@ancient-future.com. Tel: 415-459-1892. Website: matthewmontfort.com.