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The second Madhouse album, released swiftly after the first, is a much more obviously “Minneapolis” affair, as it swings more into the funk side of things, with a jazz facade. This being said, there is a lot to enjoy here. Though credits are again, scant, it has been said that Sheila E., Levi Seacer, Jr., and even Matt Fink are among the contributors to the music on this record.
The opener “Nine” is a fun ride that perfectly segues into “Ten”, the first single for this album. In That Guy’s inimitable style, there are segments that make the listener go “WTF” (including a sudden break into “Chopsticks” of all things). All kinds of sound effects from various libraries are used across the record, perhaps best employed on “Nine” and “Eleven”. “Eleven” is a neat little funky number that makes one wonder where the idea from it came, “Fourteen” is a mellow, minimalist number that one may not expect from the people involved with this record. The same can be said about “Fifteen”. Overall, this is an entertaining listen.
A third album was supposedly recorded in 1988, with its remnants scattered across various projects and in the collections of dedicated fans. Perhaps one day, it will see the day of light…