Late in Time

by March Rosetta

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Reviews of 'Late in Time':

"One of the great jewels of netaudio...a polished sound to the last detail" (Intangible 23)
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“Late in Time” is a very good title for this intimate and cautious album to be discovered. It unfolds its qualities the more often you hear it".

"Place it somewhere between Raz O’Hara, Morgan Geist and Brian Ferry, but you still don’t have it then. Listen again."

"Number 3 album of 2008"

(Machtdose)
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"March Rosetta is the alter ego of UK-born Berlin-living Tom Carter. "Late in Time" is his third album under this moniker, and it is online via the Russian Clinical Archives Netlabel. March Rosetta is all about Tom's precious vocals and his artful, semi-electronic Popsongs".

"I think everybody will agree that all-rounder Tom Carter has a wonderful voice. When it comes to the instrumentals, people could argue about the cheapo 80's drum sound and some kitchy textures. But who cares about such details when the songs come off in such sublime perfection?"

"Carter borrows a lot from David Byrne (Talking Heads, for performance and sexappeal) and Mark Hollis (Talk Talk, the fragility) but shines in unmistakeable uniqueness. Sweet and gooey, kitchy, intimate and touching, funky here and there, Tom Carter manages to balance all these references for maximum effect. Hot Chip might serve as an accurate, more contemporary comparison".

"Two or three songs in the later half drop off a bit with their easy-listening flavour and an unsavoury Garage-influence. Every thing else: ace. Watch this guy".

(Phlow Magazine)____________________________________________
"The primarily avant-garde Clinical Archives net label isn’t exactly known for releasing pop music but that is exactly what they have done with March Rosetta’s Late in Time".

"The album of ten melodic songs is admittedly intelligence pop music but the easy beats and complex, often surrealist lyrics are hard to resist. Many of the tunes, including the upbeat “Landscape” has a Brian Eno pop sensibility surrounding it while the pensive “When You Were Down” reminds me of early Peter Gabriel".

"March Rosetta, which is the electronic music project of musician Thomas Carter, weaves a pleasant and hypnotic spells throughout this album which is one of the best free online releases of the year".

(Free Albums Galore)____________________________________________
"An album for rainy days... Some new wave and electronica influences...and the intimist voice of the singer of March Rosetta...sad music, but interesting..."

('Yamanote Dreams')
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"The most recent release from the Clinical Archives label, which specialises in avant-garde and very avant-garde music. But this time the label has decided to dilute it’s extensive palette to a very calm gradient of electronics and pop music”.

“Composer and singer Thomas Carter, who is behind this project, manages to create a product equally attractive to the masses and the aesthetes. The music is a mixture of acoustic instruments and electronic beats– so fashionable now – plus the vocals and lyrics on profound themes”

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released September 1, 2008

Written and produced by Thomas Carter. Artwork by Joshua Rex. Distributed by Clinical Archives [CA-186]. Copyright Verlaine Records 2008.

March Rosetta: www.myspace.com/marchrosetta
Thomas Carter: www.thomcarter.co.uk
Joshua Rex: www.myspace.com/joshuarex

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Track Name: Landscape
LANDSCAPE.

Music and Lyrics by Thomas Carter. Copyright Verlaine Records 2008.


Yesterday,
I came to you,
I tried to say,
What is in my mind,
And I just can’t get through.
I just can’t get through to you.


Only money,
It’s only money,
It’s only a figure in a landscape,
And I can’t get through.
I just can’t get through to you.

Everybody,
Everybody,
Now there’s nothing they can’t buy,
Nothing they can’t buy.
“This exchange will change your life”.

Every government,
Every company,
Wants your digits,
Wants your name,
And you can’t get away – what’s the difference?
When it’s all been made the same?

What’s the difference?
When it’s all been made the same.

What’s the difference?
Now that everything’s the same.

Magazines,
And TV shows,
And politics,
And cocaine rows,
And branded goods,
And winning tickets,
I don’t know how much I’ll miss it – let go!

Let go!
Let go!

They tell me just how good it can be…

Yesterday,
I came to you,
I tried to say,
What is in my mind,
And I just can’t get through.
And there’s nothing I can do.

It’s in every book that you read…
It’s on every sign that you see…
“It’s just what you need”…
It’s a landscape – from a different point of view.
From a different point of view….
And there’s nothing I can do…
Track Name: The Limes
THE LIMES.

Music and Lyrics by Thomas Carter. Copyright Verlaine Records 2008.


Wake up with me,
Wake up in my room.

Wake up and feel like I’ve never been used.

Mix me up, mix me up,
As you’re closing the door,

Say you’re in love? It’s not me anymore.

You see the great white spark?
Cut through the Limes that are in avenues?
(It all begins to fall…)

And crocuses push right up around me,
But your love still breaks my heart.

They always leave you when you just can’t fall in love,
There’s really nothing else that I was thinking of.

You see I know that neither you or I will change -
It’s just that…
I wanted you.
I wanted you to stay.
Track Name: Oblivion
OBLIVION.

Music and Lyrics by Thomas Carter. Copyright Verlaine Records 2008.


If it’s on your mind,
And you need it,
And nothing else will do…

If it’s your life,
And you believe it,
Then maybe that’s the truth…

Use your sight,
And your feeling,
If you’re going to be with me…

Speak your mind,
And your body…
Will be free.


Moving,
Synchronised,
The sunlight and the moon.

Dancing,
By driftwood fires,
On the beaches next to you.


I’ve lived a lie,
And a method.
I’m leaving it alone.

A doorway in a picture,
That now I understand the meaning of.

Maybe you meant it as a warning?
But I could only see so far.
But you pass right through consciousness,
And out into the stars.


Moving,
Synchronised,
The sunlight and the moon.

Dancing,
By driftwood fires,
On the beaches next to you.


There’s something about her,
That was true.

There’s nothing about her,
That I really knew.


You feel it in a woman –
It’s your conscience as a whole.

The land a kind of paradise –
Your never see what’s coming on.


Moving,
Synchronised,
The sunlight and the moon.

Dancing,
By driftwood fires,
On the beaches next to you.

Water,
Emptiness,
Hedonism for the thrill.

Stepping,
Both in time,
In and out of love with you.


There’s something about her,
That was true.

There’s nothing about her,
That I really knew.


Tourists,
Identity –
Neolithic and the new…

Cool hips,
In galleries –
It’s a catwalk for the few…

Lovers,
Refugees -
Film stars and the crew…

Colour,
Uncertainty -
And a photograph of you…
Track Name: When You Were Down
WHEN YOU WERE DOWN.

Music and Lyrics by Thomas Carter. Copyright Verlaine Records 2008.


Call me in the afternoon,
Call me from the other room,
If you want me…

You know I try and keep my mind,
On you all the time,
But sometimes it’s hard.

I wish you’d write to me,
And tell me you’re getting over
The time when you were down.

I wish you’d write to me,
At least I’d have your letters,
And they might turn this around.
Turn all this around.

In hospital all that time,
You never changed your mind,
Or your reason.

You said you woke up every night,
An actor without lines,
And no-one wants you.


And now you come to be,
One of the ones who stays afar,
One who REALLY sees.

No more long goodbyes,
No more tired mornings ,
Alone,
Alone,
Alone...

This one says she loves you,
Sometimes she don’t.

The more you need it,
I just don't.

Sometimes she loves you,
Sometimes she don't.

The more you need it,
I just don't.
Track Name: Clear Sky
CLEAR SKY.

Music and Lyrics by Thomas Carter. Copyright Verlaine Records 2008.


Clear sky,
Just like the type of cloud,

I find in my mind.


Clear sky,

I'm down.

The days become straight lines.


I'll write to you - don't think of me,

Or concern yourself with factual things,

About the place im visiting -
So far from you to me.


I might have taken all your lovers, true,

Have taken everything in you.


I might have lain asleep across your arms,

Kissed your mouth,

Wrapped inside your scarf.


Clear sky,

And just the type of cloud,

I find in my mind.


Clear sky,
And down.

The days become straight lines.
Track Name: Far Across the Land
FAR ACROSS THE LAND.

Music and Lyrics by Thomas Carter. Copyright Verlaine Records 2008.


There’s a saying said my lover,
That if there’s smoke there’s fire,
And if the weather’s clear then it will carry,
Like kisses to your eyes,
Far across the land.


Move your body to me,
Just who’s burning and for who?
Don’t close those roads to me,
And let me give myself to you,
Far across the land.

Oh, that you were nearer,
To keep my hand from cold,
Temptation is the devils lie,
Your heart will keep me strong.

The echo of her beauty,
Still ringing like a coin,
Falling on a station platform,
Somewhere where I have been before,
Far across the land.


Everything.


All is gone my lover,
And everything is calm,
A couple just like us two,
Are sleeping in the dark,
Far across the land.


Everything.

This time, I feel there’s nowhere to go.
This time, I’ll turn into the light.

There are no rules I can give you,
No borders now that stand,
Believe me I’m not leaving,
But it’s your choice in the end,
This time, I feel there’s nowhere to go.

Is that a poem in your hand, girl?
Or a letter if you write?
Do you read the ones you send?
Or do you shut your eyes?

All those leaves are free now,
Time has let them go,
Falling from the tree-tops,
Down to the land below,
Far across the land.
Track Name: Berlin Lights
BERLIN LIGHTS (FINISTERE).

Music and Lyrics by Thomas Carter. Copyright Verlaine Records 2008.


Tell me you love me, and I’m yours.
A view through your window, out of doors.

You wouldn’t believe it but I found on the floor…
Your love letters to someone.


Tell me you love me,
Well, maybe that’s true.
But maybe the thrill has gone?
Yeah maybe that too…

Tell me you love me,
Yeah, maybe that’s true.
Maybe the thrill has gone.
Yeah maybe that too…

Try and change,
Who I am.
Who I am,
From this course…

I love you,
Love you still.
Even though,
That it’s flawed.

I can’t, I can’t go on,
I’m over you.

Lets not make any more pain,
When it’s needless too.

Tell me you love me,
But I’m always a fool.

Lets try and be happy again,
Like we were before.


Oh, in the mornings,
How I miss you,
How I miss you.

Oh, in the morning,
When it’s over,
When it’s all gone away.
Track Name: Late in Time
LATE IN TIME.

Music and Lyrics by Thomas Carter. Copyright Verlaine Records 2008.


Another day in London,
And I want to,
I want to see someone,
Blossom,
Open,
Open into the sun.

All I want is your time.

In stations,
And places where,
Theres never as much time as you think.

I'm weary,
For your hands,
The buildings here are starting to sink.

I'm just getting on a train,
And going.
There's never as much time as you think.

All i want is your time.
Read to sleep, and breathe with me
Wash from me the need to think.


Happiness, I know, won't last.
Take all you can today,
Before the time is past.


All i want is your time.


Love.
Sunlight.
Will come to you.


Love.
Sunlight .
It will come to you.

It's just the way it's going to be.

Love.
Sunlight .
It will come to you.
Sometime.

It's your time.
It’s love.

It’s your time.
It's yours.
Track Name: Trying to be Free
Trying To Be Free.

Music and Lyrics by Thomas Carter. Copyright Verlaine Records 2008.


The Queensway Tube was closed by a flood -
You said you’d drive and pick me up.
And I wish I was still on that train now,
And out of this pain now.

There just come times you want to change,
To loose yourself, to cut the reigns.
There ain’t no point in counting the days now -
It ain’t gonna change now.


Everybody’s trying to be free.


Since you left me, I don’t try.
I just leave things as they lie.
If I could change these circumstances,
Then I’d be happy.

In your arms I was a child,
Now children carry knives about.
This city’s hard upon those days now,
It takes them away now.


Everybody’s trying to be free.
Some from you - you from me.


Oh, I pray to God,
From this day,

Don’t leave me pleading,
To release me,
From this day.

Just believe me,
That I can’t see,
That I can’t wait.

I wish I could, but I cant wait…

Keep your meanings -
I don’t need them,
To go my way.

Just believe me,
That I don’t need this,
To turn to grey.

Just believe me,
That I don’t mean it,
That I don’t need this,
To fade away.
To turn to grey.

From this day.


It’s true that everything you need isn’t love,
But without it, you need it so much,

Everybody’s trying to be free in love,
Everybody’s trying to be free.