Despite three albums (The Things We Make,The Closer You Get, The Way I Feel Today) for Mantra/Beggars Banquet, Nottinghamís Six By Seven currently find themselves in the unsigned vortex. Not for long, if ìBochum (Light Up My Life)î has anything to do with it. Released on tastemaker supreme indie label Fierce Panda, the newest EP from Six By Seven is two proper songs and a collection of 12 soundscapes and mood pieces written over the past set of years. ìBochum (You Light Up My Life)î blends the computerized aspects of Radiohead with a widescreen atmospheric element and a groove-oriented direction to great effect. Guitar textures, post-rock noisy bits and a genuine sing-along chorus help us to welcome 6x7 back with open arms. Now letís just hope that a label affords them the same opportunity, so we are allowed the joy of hearing even more new material.
JEREMY P. GOLDSTEIN