The Third Chimpanzee

Martin Gore - The Third Chimpanzee
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Based on 8 reviews
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Based on 33 ratings
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Clash

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

80
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.

75
Paste

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.

73
Pitchfork

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

60
AllMusic

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.

leolucia
60
DECENT

A well produced and abstract ambient techno record. The strong first track will grab your attention for its atmospheric and melodic techno. But the album will ultimately leave you hanging, wishing it had met your initial expectations.

Favourite track: Howler
ArthurPerry
58
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
avernannes
39
★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
3.9/10

Martin Gore explores some interesting experimental electronic directions, but even though there are some cool rhythmical moments here, they all feel pretty similar, with the rest of the record being just a sloppy synth filler.
MarkAnMan
64
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
AnthroWobbly
60
Good modern, dark techno. Just too short to really be able to go anywhere beyond its initial creative ideas, which are interesting but feel unfinished.
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Added on: November 18, 2020