Basick Records announced yesterday, whilst the majority of you were stuffing your faces with turkey, that the one and only Chimp Spanner – AKA Paul Ortiz – will be releasing the follow-up to 2010’s At The Dream’s Edge with a new six-track EP titled All Roads Lead Here on February 6th next year.

Even better, you won’t even have to wait that long to hear part of it, as the track ‘Dark Age Of Technology‘ will be available on Basick’s exclusive Amazon from December 12th.

The full tracklisting is as follows:

1. Dark Age Of Technology
2. Engrams
3. Mӧbius Pt I
4. Mӧbius Pt II
5. Mӧbius Pt III
6. Cloud City

Also released will be a vinyl version, which will contain a number of remixes of ‘Supererogation‘ from At The Dream’s Edge:

7. Supererogation (Chuter Remix) – VINYL version only
8. Supererogation (TimfyJames Remix) – VINYL version only
9. Supererogation (The Algorithm Remix) – VINYL version only
10. Supererogation (Tanuki Remix) – VINYL version only

Paul said of the EP:

“I’m really happy with how the EP turned out! It was kind of hard at first to find a sound that progressed and evolved nicely from At The Dream’s Edge’, but I think making some of the songs a bit darker  helped to set them apart from all the glossy futurism of the previous album. The three part song, ‘Mӧbius’, is still spacey and sci fi inspired (as you can tell from the awesome artwork by Daniel Wagner), but it’s also got some more personal themes going on too. I hope you guys enjoy this record – I can’t wait to get out there and play it!”

What’s more, a release party including a live performance from Chimp Spanner and other Basick artists will be happening in London on the day of the release. Given the wealth of talent in their roster, I can only forsee this being fucking amazing. I’ll see you there.

Paul is due to take the Chimp Spanner live band on the road once more this December in support of the mighty Cynic, along with French avante-garde outfit Hypno5e. Don’t tell nobody I said it, but I’d wager they’re going to steal the show on more than one occasion; I’ve seen them twice now, and they’ve blown me away both times. I can’t wait to maybe see some new material. Dates are after the jump!

– CG

Sat 03.12.11 The Village, Dublin, Ireland.
Sun 04.12.11 Limelight, Belfast, UK.
Mon 05.12.11 The Underworld, London, UK.
Tue 06.12.11 Trix, Antwerp, Belgium.
Wed 07.12.11 Baroeg, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Thu 08.12.11 Divan Du Monde Paris, France.
Fri 09.12.11 Kiff, Aarau, Switzerland.
Sat 10.12.11 Rock’n’Roll Arena, Romagnano Sesia (NOVARA), Italy.
Sun 11.12.11 Gala Hala, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Mon 12.12.11 Arena, Vienna, Austria .
Tue 13.12.11 Club 202, Budapest, Hungary.
Wed 14.12.11 Randall, Bratislava, Slovakia.
Thu 15.12.11 KD Kyje, Prague, Czech Republic.
Fri 16.12.11 Cassiopeia, Berlin, Germany.
Sat 17.12.11 Kleine Freiheit, Osnabrück, Germany.
Sun 18.12.11 Templet,  Lyngby, Denmark.
Mon 19.12.11 Hafenklang, Hamburg, Germany.
Tue 20.12.11 P60, Amstelveen, The Netherlands.


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