Engaging Global Fusion by Jim Matus and Doug Raneri

Jim Matus and Doug Raneri - While Sleeping, Watch

Jim Matus and Doug Raneri – While Sleeping, Watch

Jim Matus and Doug Raneri

While Sleeping, Watch (Ancient Records, 2013)

While Sleeping, Watch is the first album collaboration between laoutar virtuoso Jim Matus and percussionist Doug Raneri. Jim Matus is well known in the Massachusetts area for his various world music and jazz bands and projects, including Paranoise, Mawwal and Impulse Ensemble. On this occasion he teams up with Doug Raneri, who plays a wide range of acoustic percussion instruments as well as electronic percussion.

The duo presents a fascinating set of jam-style pieces characterized by the creative serpentine melodies of the laoutar mixed with morphing hypnotic rhythms and sounds. The result is improvisatory and melodic at the same, with a global music essence.

While Sleeping, Watch is an engaging world fusion album by a duo of talented and passionate instrumentalists.

Buy the album at cdbaby.com/cd/jimmausdougraneri

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Angel Romero has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusicportal.com, worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. In the TV area, Angel co-produced Musica NA, a music show for TVE (Spain) that featured world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. He was also the executive producer of the first Latino feature film made in North Carolina.