Martine Gore, songwriter and founding member of Depeche Mode, releases an exhilarating new track ‘Mandrill’ on 17 November 2020 on Mute, taken from the forthcoming 5-track instrumental EP The Third Chimpanzee out 29 January 2021.

“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.”

Theres a lot going on in this track. Sounds creep and burst over a frantic and nervous beat. Wrapping itself and morphing as it goes this industrial atmospheric track grabs hold with its strangeness. This will please many a fan of Gore’s work and also increase his fan base with its alien soundscape.

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