It's practically obvious from the title, but Lounge Excursions
is an album of late-night jams ranging from disco to quiet storm to jazz-funk. Underground
works through this collection of key- and drum-heavy house movers with only occasional intsrumentalist help, preferring instead to layer a couple of Hammond or Rhodes keyboard lines over his own tight drum programs (he even stretches out on congas for "City People"). Though there's great interplay between guitar, keys, and vocals on the collaboration tracks ("Fly With Me" with solid guitar from Mike Saxon
, "City People," "Funki-Ghetto"), the highlights here are
the solo productions, like the irresistibly funky "7th and Rhodes."