The Six Parts Seven

The Six Parts Seven is an American post-rock band formerly based in Kent, Ohio. The band was founded in 1995 by brothers Allen Allaman and Jay Karpinski, who had earlier played with Old Hearts Club, a band of similar style. In 1998, Tim Gerak was added to the core member line-up, playing guitar and also credited with additional engineering on the band's later recordings.
Most of the group's music is instrumental, featuring multiple "clean" electric guitars, with electric bass and drums, as well as electric lap steel guitar, viola, and occasionally also piano, vibraphone, or trumpet. Rather than relying primarily on strummed chords, songs are generally built by combining single-note melodic lines. Most songs are slow, subdued, and introspective, calling to mind the sound of similarly restrained groups such as Bedhead, Low, and American Football, as well as Louisville groups such as Slint and Rodan. Songs are often long, featuring much repetition and little contrast, creating a meditative atmosphere. Though the drumming of Jay Karpinski is often syncopated and jazzy, the group favors duple meter as opposed to the more complex meters favored by math rock bands.

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Stolen MomentsCasually Smashed To Pieces3:32
Now Like PhotographsThings Shaped In Passing4:21
Night Behind The StarsCasually Smashed To Pieces1:15
Spaces Between Days (Part 4)Things Shaped In Passing3:17
Seems Like Most Everything Used To Be Something ElseLost Notes From Forgotten Songs3:58
Already ElsewhereEverywhere And Right Here5:01
A Blueprint Of Something Never FinishedLost Notes From Forgotten Songs4:36
The Want And The WaitingThings Shaped In Passing8:49
Spaces Between Days (Part 3)Things Shaped In Passing2:25
Saving Words For Making SenseEverywhere And Right Here5:05
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