Maxwell – blackSUMMERS’night (2011)

as per usual, the subtle and slow word-of-mouth for a new Maxwell album has begun, with word spreading over the interwebs that pt. 2 of his planned trilogy, blackSUMMERS’night, is officially scheduled to drop in 2011 (no word on an exact date yet, tho). the picture above was taken from his official website @, and is the first clear indication that the next installment is on the way. here’s Maxwell’s take on the 2nd & 3rd installments from the 5 Days Of Black DVD that came with the deluxe version of BLACKsummers’night (2009):

“the first record is the dark past and the second is the present moment; more uplifting compared to its counterpart. “NIGHT” (pt. 3) is an instrumental, emotive, and thought provoking finale to the trilogy.”

in anticipation of gettin some brand new Maxwellian goodies this year, here’s a small collection of my absolute favourite Max trax where he tries somethin a lil different, production-wise (as the next two albums are hinted at being more experimental with the music). some are songs he did post-Embrya (my fav Max album and also in my top 3 of all-time), which suggested he was taking a more electronic route, sonically speaking. and the rest are the plentiful and dope re-workings, remixes & b-sides of his 1st album material. however, once Fortunate became a smash hit, he kinda went back a step in a musical evolution that had been up til that point, very natural and fluid. these tracks signify Max fully in touch with “Musze”, a writing and production alias he’s used since the beginning of his career:

luxury:cococure (cottonbelly mix) (uncut)

matrimony maybe you or maybe not

luxury:cococure (mixzo mix)

ascension (no one’s gonna love you, so don’t ever wonder) (the tribute) (uncut)

sumthin’ sumthin’ (the mantra) (uncut)

gotta get:closer (live @ hard rock live) (nine inch nails cover/re-working of “closer”)


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