The Third Chimpanzee

From DM Live - the Depeche Mode live encyclopedia for the masses
Revision as of 01:24, 2 December 2020 by Majora101 (talk | contribs)
Jump to navigationJump to search

File:Unknown album
This article is about the album. To view a list of its songs and B-sides, see The Third Chimpanzee songs.
The Third Chimpanzee
Album The Third Chimpanzee
By Martin Gore
Catalogue number CDMUTE629
Release date 29th January 2021
Recorded 2020
Recorded at Electric Ladyboy, Santa Barbara
Produced by Martin Gore
Published by Mute Records
Artwork Pockets Warhol
Formats CD, 12" vinyl, digital
Number of tracks 5

The Third Chimpanzee is the first solo instrumental EP by Martin Gore, which is to be released on January 29, 2021 by Mute Records.

Track list

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

For a full list of songs produced for this EP, see the list of The Third Chimpanzee songs.


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.[1]Martin Gore - - November 2020