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Matthew Montfort
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Exciting 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 started on the most ambitious project of the band ever: 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 that has already made it possible for Matthew Montfort to produce over one hour of music that is available only to supporters!

Recording Newsletter Package: $15. Add Subscription to Cart. Subscribe Now. Supporters at this level receive the A.F.A.R. Email Newsletter, phone quality 128 kbps mp3 downloads from the Ancient Future archives of live concerts, radio performances, unreleased studio recordings, and 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 mp3 downloads, 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 CD quality downloads. 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 video and 24 bit audio files for hi-res playback on computers. This is the perfect package for audiophiles and home studio enthusiasts. Limited to 100 packages.

Music Education

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)

Recordings

Solo Records

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Sympathetic Serenade CD CoverSympathetic Serenade by Matthew Montfort. (Ancient-Future.Com AF EP2012). Mini-EP CD-R- $12.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. (>YTmusic.)Matthew Montfort - Sympathetic Serenade for Scalloped Fretboard GuitarWhen 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. (>YTmusic.) 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

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 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. ( >YTmusic.)Ancient Future - Yearning for the WindComposed 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).

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. (>YTmusic.) 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. >YTmusic.) 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. (>YTmusic.) Ancient Future - DreamchaserFeatures 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. (>YTmusic.) 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)

 

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