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«Back in 2008, englishman Tom Carter paired up with north-american Blake Rhein and wrote half a dozen songs that were to be Hip Nothings's first and ever release, 'Zeroparty'. Finally, almost three years later, here it is: A collection of six songs heavilly based on nineties' sounding Korg keyboards and other vintage synths, and of course relying on Carter's excellent singing capabilities.
'Zeroparty' is a bit of a nostalgia inducing release. It reminds me of a lot of stuff that was coming out ok UK in the late 80's/early 90's. It has also a lot of the same vibe similarities with earlier solo Tom Carter releases as March Rosetta
- Pedro Leitão


01 Circles
  [3'48'' • 6,37Mb • VBR]
02 Between the Lines
  [4'00'' • 7,32Mb • VBR]
03 Over to You
  [7'13'' • 12,1Mb • VBR]
04 Harmony
[6'46'' • 12,5Mb • VBR]
05 California
  [5'08'' • 9,23Mb • VBR]
06 April
  [7'55'' • 13,9Mb • VBR]
  artwork + lyrics
  [PDF-Zip • 3,24Mb]
  all tracks + artwork + lyrics
  [Zip • 63,4Mb]


«En 2008, l’anglais Tom Carter (connu aussi sous le pseudo March Rosetta) et l’américain Blake Rhein composaient ensemble une poignée de chansons inspirées par la pop de la fin des années 80. Trois ans plus tard, ces chansons se retrouvent sur le netlabel test tube, l’occasion de redécouvrir l’écriture fine de ce duo sous le nom de Hip Nothings. Le résultat est vraiment intéressant, avec des chansons romantiques aux sonorités électroniques très douces qui rappellent un peu l’album de Erlend Øye ou des choses plus anciennes comme Spandau Ballet ou Soft Cell. [8/10]»
- Netlabels Revue / December 31, 2010

«The Hip Nothing's new album is probably the best release on test tube since Clorofila Azul. Keep up the good work.»
- Jim Bomb [] / December 28, 2010

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