Depth Of Field is the much anticipated follow up to 2017’s Fate Outsmarts Desire. Depth Of Field weaves more epic tales from the past, mixed with thought provoking shorter tracks set to the soaring melodies that the collective have become known for.
«We experienced some extraordinary twists and turns during the writing process that dragged us off in unexpected directions», observes bassist and co-writer Nick Jefferson. Once again, the line-up boasts former Van Der Graaf Generator sax player, David Jackson and, making a special guest appearance, Ian Anderson. Mark Walker (Caravan) is a very welcome addition to the collective on drums and percussion.
Multi-instrumentalist and co-writer Al Nicholson feels the new album is a step forward in the development of the band. «We felt as though we’d honed the writing and recording process with this one. David Jackson somehow found time to contribute multiple parts to all bar one short track and Dorie Jackson and Bill Jefferson provided some extraordinary vocal performances». Piano and keyboard player, Mike Westergaard, also co-wrote, produced and mixed the album.
On the new album Kaprekar’s Constant, touchingly honor the memory of Barry, the departed cousin of a band member. Barry obvious was very active with his ever present camera and took picture of the merry flock of friends. Barry and his use of the camera are in many ways a metaphor for the band’s lyrics. Kaprekar’s Constant writes about forgotten moments and events in a very fascinating way.
Two years ago came Kaprekar`s Constant apparently came out of nothing and suddenly there was a completely unknown band that delivered really good music. Depth Of Fields is the so-called difficult second album, but Kaprekar`s Constant delivers the goods. Actually there are more depth and quality in the composition on the new record compared with the debut. The band is obviously confident of their own abilities and has a lot of self-confidence, and this comes to the fore in the many good songs. There are some similarities with Big Big Train! Even though Kaprekar`s Constant draws inspiration from an armada of prog bands, and comes up with their own distinctive music.
Depth Of fileds contains two epic songs Rosherville Parts I & II, and these songs showcase that Kaprekar`s Constant have some folk elements in their music. The lyrics of Rosherville are about events that are probably long forgotten?! Rosherville was a new town commenced in 1830 by entrepreneur Jeremiah Rosher and with a large Pleasure Garden and much other exciting events for the London residents. Many, many thousands of Londoners visit Rosherville, but in 1878 the ship Princess Alice collided with another vessel near Rosherville and sank in the estuary with the loss of well over 600 lives, many of them children.