Rock, Rock, Bâle-Ville
– 4th Time are founded in Basel 2004. The first EP 2005, including five pieces in a naked singer/songwriter get-up, two guitars and one voice, was so...Read Biography
4th Time are founded in Basel 2004. The first EP 2005, including five pieces in a naked singer/songwriter get-up, two guitars and one voice, was so moving that in 2006 4th Time Around were surprisingly voted Best Band at the biggest Basel band-festival “BScene”. With their second album “A Morning Prayer” (2007), tones became more varied, texts more meaningful and the eruptions more severe. The quartet crept down from the Jura Mountains to the obscure Mittelland to play whereever they were in demand, such as the Rote Fabrik Zurich, ISC Bern, Boa Lucerne, Kaserne Basel, Kiff Aarau, Abart Zurich, Palace St. Gallen, Fass Schaffhausen, and Bad Bonn Dudingen. The experience gathered on their many trips can now be heard: In “Ladies & Gangsters” the mind rushes, cities burn, and at the end you'll hear the devil roaring. It's an instrumental potpourri accompanies these 13 exhalations to fallen utopias, including loud guitars and piano, banjo and mandolin, strings and wind section, pipe organs and chimes. But from time to time the mood turns fragile and introverted, with only the wispy sound of a wood guitar. A veritably night serenade.