I never fell out of love with the synth music of the early 80's: Depeche Mode, The Human League, Pet Shop Boys, OMD, and Gary Numan, just to name a few of my heroes. I definitely try to evoke their sensibilities in my own music. Juxtaposing the coldness of the electronic synthesizer with the soulfulness of songs about the human heart was one of the most intriguing aspects of 1980's new wave. Bands like Soft Cell, Yazoo, and Erasure did (and do) an awesome job of it. In my own music, I wanted to take a similar path, and also push the lyrical constructs of science and technology to explore human relationships. How we relate, connect, and manage the inevitable failures inherent in all fragile machinery is what interests me the most. My first collection of songs revolves very closely around the concept of communication. The band name, Maxwell's Complex, was inspired by Maxwell's Equations, which are "a set of partial differential equations that form the foundation of classical electrodynamics and electric circuits. These fields in turn underlie modern electrical and communications technologies." (Yep, I read a lot of Wikipedia). The name Maxwell's Complex is also a nod to my own neurotic tendencies (Complex: 'a core pattern of emotions, memories, perceptions, and wishes in the personal unconscious organized around a common theme'...but I actually knew that one already). All songs written and performed by Christopher M. Rose Additional vocals on "She is Beautiful" by Tim Fisk Mastered by Brian Hazard at Resonance Mastering Special Thanks To: Terri Haven, Tim Fisk, Angela DiTerlizzi, Elizabeth Wilson, Michael Kusek, and the G7. There you have it. Thanks for reading, and listening! -----Christopher Maxwell Rose, April 2012.