World Without Walls
Label: Capitol Records
Lakshmi Rocks Me; Dance Of The Rain Forest; April Air; 14 Steps; End Of The Beginning; Turkish Taffy; Alap; Indra's Net; Nyo Nyo Gde; Gopi Song.
Additional Personnel / Information
Matthew Montfort: steel string guitars, classical guitar, electric guitars, guitar synthesizers, scalloped fretboard guitar, mandolin; Zakir Hussain: tabla, kanjira; Doug McKeehan: synthesizers, piano; Jim Hurley: acoustic violins, Zeta electric violin, steel string guitar; Ian Dogole: udu, talking drum, congas, shaker, bongos, dumbek, bass drums, sleigh bells, cymbal, bells, chimes, kendang, kajar, ceng-ceng; Jack Dorsey: drum set; Gary Brown: fretless electric bass; Jeff Narell: steel drums; Bill Douglass: acoustic bass, Chinese flutes; Vince Delgado: tambourine; Bruce Kaphan: shaker.
As its name suggests, World Without Walls by Ancient Future depicts a musical world without borders. It features performances by such world music luminaries as Zakir Hussain, the master of the North Indian tabla. The inviting melodies and ingenious use of ethnic textures make this recording one of Ancient Future's most accessible and broadly appealing releases ever. Twenty two years after its initial release in 1990, broadcasters worldwide voted the record as one of the top 5 world music releases of 2012.