About Chimp Spanner
'Chimp Spanner' is an instrumental
progressive metal project I've been working on for the past
few years. The idea has always been to bring together all
the music I love into one package, from low tuned tech metal
and dark seedy fusion, to warbly 80's ambient electro and
cheesy feel-good euphoria.
My first full length release, '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
October of this year will mark the first
live performance of CS material, and will be the start of an
ongoing live element to the project.
My name is Paul Antonio Ortiz, I'm 26 and
based in Essex, UK. I'm a multi-instrumentalist, composer
and producer and have been hopelessly passionate about music
since I can remember. I mainly play extended range guitars
(7 and 8 string) but I also play bass, keyboards and drums
on all of my tracks. All recording, mixing and production is
done from my home studio.