Tip! Despite the title of the album, it is the Tullio De Piscopo's third work, recorded in 1976. Comprising nine tracks in total across its two sides, “Vol. 2” falls somewhere between fusion and prog, straddling darker, brooding temperaments with joyous, funky lines. Predictably, as is nearly the case with music of this sort, the playing and artistry is top-notch, the band locked together with remarkable precision, but the journey that “Vol. 2” takes is far from expected. Interspersed throughout the album’s driving, heavily syncopated pieces are numerous sonic experiments that incorporate touchstones of the avant-garde, ranging from free jazz, electronic music, minimalism, and kosmische, serving to crack the cohesion wide open, illuminate the joys of making, and offer a window into the wilder creative ideas lingering below the whole.