Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Kaprekar's Constant - Depth Of Field (2019)

The second album from this UK band.

The band is a seven piece big band with a lineup of saxophone, bass, drums, guitars, flute, whistles, keyboards, percussion, piano, mandolin and vocals.
Ian Anderson does some narration here.

The band continues on from their debut album and in the same vein.

David Jackson from Van Der Graaf Generator is still in the band. I can understand why as this band/project offers him some good opportunities to stretch his wings.

The band gives again over an hour worth of flowery, folk rock and rock opera influenced symphonic prog.

The songs are pretty long and are more compositions than songs. The longest one is over twenty-two minutes long.

All the music is very pastoral and beautiful. It is full of female and male vocals. It sounds a bit too sweet at times as there is not much shade here.

This is a beautiful album, it has to be said. And it has a lot of what makes new progressive rock so great.

A couple more very good songs and melodies would have moved me more. It is still, under some doubts, a very good album and one fans of positive nice progressive rock will love.

3.5 points

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