A sei anni dall’avventuroso ‘MG’ Martin Gore torna con un’altra esperienza strumentale. Si tratta delle cinque tracce che compongono l’EP ‘The Third Chimpanzee’ (29 gennaio via Mute) anticipato dal singolo ‘Mandrill’. “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 Chimpanzee. It all made sense to call it that, as the EP was made by one of the third chimpanzees”. Due mesi dopo arriva ‘Howler’.