Track: Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore releases new track, Howler

Taken from his forthcoming 5 track instrumental EP, The Third Chimpanzee, out on January 29th, Depeche Mode stalwart and (increasingly) sonic experimenter Martin Gore has a new track out right now on Mute Records, titled Howler.

Of the track, Martin says “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.

Starting with these muscular stabs with echoey electronics giving it a blinking, wary feeling. It seems to hit you in the face before melting into something that resembles some kind of weird, authoritarian Vangelis like slab of electro.

In other words, brilliant. Check it out, here

MARTIN GORE, songwriter and founding member of Depeche Mode, releases the haunting ‘Howler’ today on Mute. It’s taken from the forthcoming 5 track instrumental EP, The Third Chimpanzee, out 29 January 2021.

Listen to ‘Howler’ here:

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 Third Chimpanzee EP is available for pre order now on CD and a limited edition 12” Azure blue vinyl which includes an art print. The sleeve was designed by Pockets Warhol.

It’s been five years since Martin released his acclaimed instrumental album MG. In 2017 Depeche Mode released their global monster Spirit and were recently inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame. Tune into some of Martin’s influences and favourite acts with his ‘Escaping 2020’ playlist HERE.

The Third Chimpanzee EP tracklisting
1. Howler
2. Mandrill
3. Capuchin
4. Vervet
5. Howler’s End

‘Howler’ on YouTube:

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Listen To ‘Mandrill’ 
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