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- 製品サイズ : 14.27 x 12.5 x 0.84 cm; 108.86 g
- メーカー : Sony
- EAN : 0074646896822, 0746468968222
- 製造元リファレンス : MFR074646896822#VG
- レーベル : Sony
- ASIN : B000007T1A
- ディスク枚数 : 1
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The bass line of the opening track is the first sign, and the smooth funk of the second track confirms it: On Embrya, Maxwell has done it again. Sophomore efforts don't always fare well, especially when an artist is still riding high on the accolades of a debut, but Maxwell has managed to take the exquisite soul of 1996's Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite and, without sacrificing any of its verve, turn it into something far more sophisticated. Not only is Embrya a sublime summer soundtrack, it's a groove masterpiece from start to finish. "Luxury: Cococure," the first single, like "'Til the Cops Come Knockin'" before it, is only the slightest taste of the treasures waiting to be devoured. If you're looking for lush ballads, skip to "Matrimony: Maybe You," the haunting "Know These Things: Shouldn't You," and the sensual slow jam "Gravity: Pushing to Pull" (and yes, nearly all the tracks are subtitled like this). They may not be as yearning as those that detailed his weekend-long tryst on Hang Suite (Maxwell knows better than anyone just how far a little restraint can go), but these tracks are gifts on their own. Put them together and you have an album that does nothing but elevate Maxwell's impeccable reputation as the man who breathed life back into the soul of R&B. --Rebecca Wallwork
There is something decidedly liquid about how Embrya has been rendered.
Difficult to know what he's up to, but I suppose in finest musical hype-eese perhaps Mon-sewer Maxwell is attempting his own musical rebirth? .....in a tank? ....filled with water?
Want the short version? I don't get it, but at least it's good music.
There's a lot of 3am electro ambience and deep dark bass to flesh out the recording, which is otherwise Neo-Soul. Dreamy vocal harmonies are brushed areonautically over waves of lush synthy.......oh heck Max - where are we going with this?
Cut to the chase. It's funk........with fish!
So when I got hold of a copy of this album I was interested to see what it could produce.
And I was very pleased at the outcome.
Its a fantastic album and one which I love chilling out too.
Ever Wanting To Want You To Want
The bass kicks in here big style. Its got such a funked beat and this opening track was the track which sold the album too me.
Its such a cool song and one of my favourites.
Maxwell vocally is superb with some real sexy lyrics.
I'm You: You Are Me and We Are You
Another heavy bassed track. The funky feel keeps flowing, but this song is different.
Maxwell sings the first verse in Spanish. Spanish is a sexy language and it is fitting that Maxwell delievers the first verse this way. Top Stuff
This song was a single and I vaugly remembered it. Its such a good track. Its Lyrically better than the previous two (not taking anything away from them though)Another Maxwell cool track
This is more of a ballad. Its a beautiful track, and one which when I heard it, I just stopped doing anything and listened to the beautiful words and the amazing voice Maxwell has.
Matrimony: Maybe You
The most upbeat song on this set. Its such a funky groove. Once again Lyrically Maxwell is so on form. This song has a great little guitar rift which really enhances the track.
Arroz Con Pollo
This is an instrumental which has mixed from Track 5. When I first heard it, I hadn't noticed we were into another track as I thought that it was just playing on from Track 5. Its funky, its a bit of an interlude.
Know These Things: Shouldn't You
His voice is just amazing here. Its another ballad type track, with more beautiful lyrics. Hes such a cool customer.
Submerge: Till we become the Sun
One of the albums big highlights. Its a track which I love. Everything is right about it. Lyrics, vocals and music.
Gravity - Push To Pull
Probably the weakest track the album has to offer. But to be honest its hard to fault any of the tracks. This is very good, but I just think musically and lyrically it lacks what the others do so well.
Bit of mouthful is the title. But the song itself is another top draw effort. Cool and realaxed is the tone. It works.
Er.. not really a track. Not really an instrumental either! Just a fusion of a few strange noises!
Maxwell is a real cool performer. There are many great Nu-Soul artists out there (Musiq, Jaheim, Joe,) and Maxwell is up there with the best of them. He is lyrically better than most though and this album is testement to his talents.