Kaprekar’s Constant to release new single, A Silent Drum in February

Kaprekar's Constant
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Kaprekar's Constant are gearing up to release a second single from their forthcoming album, The Murder Wall. An edited version of A Silent Drum will be released on Friday 25 February on Talking Elephant Records.

The Murder Wall, the band's third album, is another conceptual affair, this time chronicling six different attempts to climb the North Face of The Eiger, one of mountaineering’s most difficult challenges.

A Silent Drum portrays the real-life story of climber John Harlin 111, who climbed to the summit of the Eiger 40 years after his own father, John Harlin 11, died attempting the same. You can watch a teaser video below.

“We’d spoken about writing and recording an album inspired by the landscape and the spirit of adventure and heroism of some of the mountaineers who have attempted to climb the North Face," says bassist Nick Jefferson. "Al (Nicholson) has visited the area many times and hatched the plan for our own humble attempt to reach the summit, musically speaking."

Van der Graaf Generator fans Kaprekar's Constant, who feature former VdGG man David Jackson in their ranks, formed in the south east of England in 2015. The Murder Wall is the follow-up to their 2019 concept album Depth Of Field.

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Kaprekar's Constant single cover

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