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4 stars ''Unhappy chords, you better count the seconds'', said Eli Lulai (Rockfour's lead singer) on the first track "Supermarket", the first album in English, and Lulai is absolutely right, all the tracks, except one, are minors.

Rockfour are really one of the best things ever happend to the Israeli rock music scene, if not the best of them. Group of 4 people (now 3, after Lulai left) that inlfluenced from 60's psychedelic music, with a 90's touch of bands like Radiohead, and REM.

In 1999, Rockfour decided to start writing their material in English (instead of Hebrew, their native language), because it's sounds better than Hebrew, there is a famous saying that there is no rock'n'roll in Hebrew, and it appears to be right after rockfour started an english career :)

Although that with the release of the album in 2000, the album received bad reviews and laughs from reviewers and fans, the result was pretty satisfying, the rich vocal harmonies, the guitar arrangments of Baruch Ben Itzhak that specialize in 12 strings "Rickenbacker" guitar, the mellotron parts that preformed by Noam Rapaport (from "Shlichei Hablues") - very interesting fact is that the mellotron that used on "Supermarket" is the same Mellotron used by Richard Wright of Pink Floyd.

"Supermarket" just like his name, is prety eclectic, there are some tracks like "Forest Woods", that charaterized with heavy distortions, "Superman", the silent and minimlized one, "Route 66" that is haunting and full of psychedelic guitar influence, and the title track, "Supermarket" with a lot of influences of prog rock, but although the big differences between the tracks, "Supermarket" keeps it constant.

Open-Mind | 4/5 |


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