The Third Chimpanzee

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The Third Chimpanzee
Album The Third Chimpanzee
By Martin Gore
Catalogue number CDMUTE629
Release date 29 January 2021
Recorded 2020
Recorded at Electric Ladyboy (Santa Barbara)
Produced by Martin Gore
Artwork Pockets Warhol
Length 23:18
Number of tracks 5

The Third Chimpanzee is the first solo instrumental EP by Martin Gore. It was released on 29 January 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 Chimpanze. It all made sense to call it that, as the EP was made by one of the third chimpanzees.[1] — Martin Gore – – November 2020



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