Praise for Ancient Future

"Leader Matthew Montfort's synthesis of styles and sounds isn't superficial — he plucks the essential musicality of several traditions without discounting them. Beautiful world fusion music." — Roger Carlberg, Electronic Musician

"World music pioneers. Ancient Future created the "world fusion" genre with its blend of Indian, African, Balinese, Middle Eastern, European, East Asian and South American music." — World Vibe, 96 Hours Weekend Entertainment Guide, San Francisco Chronicle

"One of world music's finest expressions." — Renee Gelpi, Dimensions, Toronto

"With seamless fire and grace ... they storm through an electric dervish of music." — John Diliberto, JAZZIZ

"Shadowfax with teeth." — Michael Bloom, Boston Rock

"The godfather of the world music movement." — Best Bets, Marin Independent Journal

"Northern California's ... 'world fusion' band do more than simply throw together players and instruments from East and West. They rebuild at the sub-molecular level, puréeing the varied melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic idioms into tuneful ... compositions. Leader Matthew Montfort conjures lovely Asian zither-like inflections with a scalloped fretboard guitar." — Guitar Player

"The key to Ancient Future is its ability to present various styles of music in settings that are accessible but still exotically charming. The net result is an infectious sound that simultaneously entertains and challenges." — Edward Tywoniak, BAM

"Many artists have been running toward world music, trying to inject new life into their compositions. For most, it's a superficial exercise; but for Ancient Future, it's at the core of what this band has been doing since the late '70s. And the band traverses this fusion terrain with deft arrangements and beautifully wrought interplay." — John Diliberto, Tower Pulse!

"The time has definitely come for world fusion music, as cultural confluence has reached epidemic proportions in all facets of life. Ancient Future is one step ahead of game; on their side is the philosophical parallel between global consonance and world peace." — Philip Collins, Santa Cruz Sentinel

"The band that defines "World Beat" music" — Larry Morningstar, State of Jefferson Weekly Events Calendar

"Marvelous rhythmic patterns ... truly magnificent tonal balances ... the shifting dynamics,the fabric of the ensemble, the emergence, (then gradual disappearance) of melodic lines and the esprit de corps are MESMERIZING." — Philip Elwood, San Francisco Examiner

Not Ready for Prime Time

"If I could pick my nose like you pick your instruments, my nose would always be clean."– Bob Pace, Concert Attendee, Winnemucca, NV, 8/15/2008.