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Chimp Spanner - Biography



Chimp Spanner is an instrumental progressive metal project started by an incredibly talented multi-instrumentalist Paul Antonio Ortiz in 2004. The idea was to bring together all the music he loved into one package, from low tuned tech metal and dark seedy fusion, to warbly 80's ambient electro and cheesy feel-good euphoria, which is perfectly shown on his pilot release Imperium Vorago (2005).

Ortiz: "My first full length release, [i]At the Dream's Edge (2010 Basick Records) brings all of this together to create a sound that's new, yet familiar. Angular and jarring, yet ambient and evocative. It's soundtrack metal, progressive retro-futurism, a polymetric space opera, music for hover-boarding championships...but most people just say it's kinda 'chimpy' "[/i]

October 2011 marked the first live performance of CS material, and became the start of an ongoing live element to the project, and, a few months later, a new EP entitled All Roads Lead Here (2012) was released.

Source: Official website