Chimp Spanner is a solo instrumental progressive metal project created by multi instrumentalist and producer, Paul Antonio Ortiz. Combining low tuned tech metal and dark seedy fusion with warbly 80's cheesy electro and feel-good euphoria.
The music is entirely instrumental and combines the low tuned guitars and poly-rhythms of Tech/Extreme metal bands such as Meshuggah with ambient electronic elements, dark fusion and a euphoric energy.
Two albums were 'home-pressed' first, Imperium Vorago in 2005 and At the Dream's Edge in 2009. The latter saw its official release end 2010 by Basick records.
Angular and jarring, yet ambient and evocative. It's soundtrack metal, progressive retro-futurism, a polymetric space opera, music for hover-boarding championships.