“The first track I recorded had a sound that wasn’t human,” Martin explains. “It sounded primate-like. I decided to name it ‘Howler’, after a monkey. Then, when it came time to name the EP, I remembered reading the book ‘The Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee’. It all made sense to call it that, as the EP was made by one of the third chimpanzees.”

The Third Chimpanzee EP is available for pre-order now on CD, limited edition 12” Azure Blue vinyl (which includes an art print), and digitally. Artwork is by Pockets Warhol.

It’s been five years since Martin released the acclaimed instrumental album MG. ‘Mandrill’ follows the 2017 release of Depeche Mode’s global monster Spirit. Last week the band were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Martin Gore to release a 5 track “MG” E.P titled “The Third Chimpanzee”.

E.P Track Listing:


1.Howler
2.Mandrill
3.Capuchin
4.Vervet
5.Howler’s End

Dedicated to Rose-Marie.

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