The Third Chimpanzee

Martin Gore - The Third Chimpanzee
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It’s definitely too short, but it’s worth every penny, ‘The Third Chimpanzee’ is a work of innovation and instinct.

FLOOD Magazine

So brief yet effective—hauntingly memorable and memorably haunting—is the EP that you have to wonder if this is Gore in seclusion and quarantined following his own muse, or if this is an icy new direction for the Mode to move into.


Moreso than MG, The Third Chimpanzee gives us a window into Gore’s working process, which is apparently growing ever more refined, if less adventurous, as the years go on.


Availing himself of his formidable array of modular-synthesizer components, the Depeche Mode songwriter indulges his darkest instincts.


It's intriguing to hear what sounds and moods he can create outside of the context of his band, but even compared to the more fully realized MG, the EP merely sounds tentative.


The Third Chimpanzee me chamou a atenção pela capa interessante, mas o Ep em si me decepcionou, a produção cria uma atmosfera sombria, que ao meu ver não soa muito agradável, fora que é bastante cansativo para um Ep de apenas 5 músicas


Downplayed by its short lenght and unfinished ideas, The Third Chimpanzee fails to fulfill the expectations after a first surprisingly great track, presenting industrial and dark techno compositions that end up sounding too similar.
Honestly, I think Gore should have waited to have enough material for a full album and develop these songs to reach their full potential, because they have a great build up but end up going nowhere.
Overall, this EP is a nice side project, and is really interesting ... read more


Interesting sounds and textures but ultimately feels directionless

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Added on: November 18, 2020