Guitar/Baruch Ben Itzach
Rhthym+Vocs./Eli Lulai* (*no longer plays with the band).
Ground: Tel Aviv, Israel.
The most adventurous alterna-band to come from Israel; RockFour started with teeth: their early albums attest a sound that has a dip at the noncommercial side of the r'n'r pool. With soaring Ric semi-acoustic guitars, melisma-intesive bass-drum synchronization that draws from the Paisley Underground sound of mid-60s' bands like The Strawberry Alarm Clock, The Chocolate Watch Band, Moby Grape & Hebrew proggers like The Churchill's, Arik Einstein & Shalom Chanouch to name but a few...RockFour has a radar for authenticity and originality at the same time.
Their music poured balm over the waters of the post-rock scene in Israel that witnessed such great same-taste bands like Jango; being in the tank with them to create music that doesn't speak much as shout from rooftops! The testosterone that was lacking for nearly two decades was brought back to rock music in the mid-90s, injected into the scrotum by the eponymous Hebrew-only album Ha'Iesh Ma'Ra'ait Ha'Kol (The Man Who Saw Everything): 14 tracks of sheer power, throbbing bassline, intelligent lyrics dispersed evenly over near-apocalyptic grooves. You can listen to this albu...