MG 'The Third Chimpanzee E.P.' 2021

Martin Gore


The Third Chimpanzee E.P.


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Catalog number:  


Release date:  

29 January 2021

Record in studio:  

Electrical Ladyboy in Santa Barbara, California


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The artwork:  

Pockets Warhol

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MG "Mandrill" release 17 November 2020

Martin Gore Unleashes New Track "Mandrill"

First Taste From Forthcoming EP, "The Third Chimpanzee"

'Mandrill' is the first release from Martin Gore's forthcoming 5-track instrumental EP, The Third Chimpanzee, which is to be released January 29, 2021 by Mute. The track is a ferocious slice of electro, and, like the four other tracks on the EP, has Martin's hugely atmospheric musical trademark stamped all over it. 'Mandrill' was produced and written by Martin and recorded this year at Electric Ladyboy in Santa Barbara, California.

"The first track I recorded had a sound that wasn’t human. 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."

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MG "Howler" release 7 January 2021

Martin Gore releases the haunting 'Howler' today on Mute. It's taken from the forthcoming 5 track instrumental EP, The Third Chimpanzee, out 29 January 2021.

"Howler was the first track I recorded for The Third Chimpanzee EP," Martin says. "I resynthesized some vocals that almost sounded human, but not quite. That's why I decided to name the track after a monkey. I thought that would be a good theme to carry on with the rest of the tracks."

Like the entire EP, 'Howler' paints a cinematic musical landscape that sounds like a new dawn. Written and produced by Martin Gore, it was recorded at Electric Ladyboy in Santa Barbara, California.

"The first song I recorded was "Howler", and the vocals sounded a bit like a blues scream at first. When I heard it after I got rid of the synthetic sound, I had the feeling that it no longer sounds human. It's more like it came from another primate. That's why I decided to call the song "Howler"".

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Release Date: 29th January 2021

Catalogue Number: 12MUTE629

Catalogue Number: CDMUTE629

12” – Limited Edition Azure Blue Vinyl packaged in a debossed sleeve. Includes art print and hi-definition audio download.

CD – packaged in a spined wallet with inner sleeve and debossing.

The Third Chimpanzee E.P. is the brand new EP from Martin Gore, one of the founding members and primary songwriter of Depeche Mode. Over 5 brand new tracks Gore explores euphoric modular sounds and develops his career’s long relationship with electronic music. The EP follows his eponymous album MG in 2015 and SSSS, his collaboration with Erasure’s Vince Clarke for their VCMG project. The artwork was created by Pockets Warhol, a capuchin monkey based in Canada who paints for charity.

Side A.

1. Howler

2. Mandrill

3. Capuchin

Side B.

4. Vervet

5. Howler’s End


12" (12MUTE629) + DIGITAL


"Howler" 04:55

"Mandrill" 03:59

"Capuchin" 03:51


"Vervet" 08:27

"Howler's End" 02:00

Digital Download (WAV)

1. "Howler" 04:55

2. "Mandrill" 03:59

3. "Capuchin" 03:51

4. "Vervet" 08:27

5. "Howler's End" 02:00



The Third Chimpanzee

New 5 Track EP from

Martin Gore

features Howler & Mandrill

Limited Edition

Azure Blue Vinyl

includes Art Print

& Download Code

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1.   "Howler" 04:55

2.   "Mandrill" 03:59

3.   "Capuchin" 03:51

4.   "Vervet" 08:27

5.   "Howler's End" 02:00



Release 17 November 2020

Video directed by M-I-E (creative studio, London)

The accompanying visual is a cosmic trip through the jungle.



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