Ancient Future’s classic 1990 release “World without Walls”, featuring special guest Zakir Hussain, was nominated by broadcasters worldwide as ZoneMusicReporter's Best World Album of 2011. The record debuted at #39 on the October 2011 ZoneMusicReporter Airplay Chart, which covers many different radio genres, from Ambient to Folk, Jazz, and World, and followed that up with a debut at #34 on the CMJ New World Chart in November 2011. Radio broadcasters who report to the ZoneMusicReporter charts are eligible to vote. Final award winners will be announced on March 11th, 2012.
On June 7, 2011, the exact lineup of Ancient Future that performed on the band's influential “World without Walls” recording reunited to perform for the first time in over 15 years at Yoshi's San Francisco and other venues. To celebrate the reunion, Capitol/EMI Records has released the first ever digital version of Ancient Future's classic 1990 “World without Walls” recording. It is available now for download purchase at all major digital retailers. For those who prefer CDs, a limited number of rare collectible original 1990 edition copies signed by Ancient Future leader Matthew Montfort are on sale exclusively at Ancient-Future.Com.
As its name suggests, “World without Walls” by Ancient Future depicts a musical world without borders. This classic 1990 recording features Ancient Future members Matthew Montfort (guitars), Jim Hurley (violin), Doug McKeehan (keys), and Ian Dogole (percussion), plus special guest performances by world music legend and tabla master Zakir Hussain. The inviting melodies and ingenious use of ethnic textures make “World without Walls” one of Ancient Future's most accessible and broadly appealing releases ever.