Entre deux, Enter Two by Pierre Massé

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Pierre Massé unleashes sonic excitement and lyrical wit with the second album Entre deux, Enter Two.

It is great to follow the lives of interesting musicians to witness the growth of their music as life happens. “Guess you could say where I would be ten years from now”…goes the line of the song” I Will Wait” taken from the second album of Pierre Massé titled Entre deux, Enter Two. The first album Situations was officially released in 2010. At that time, his music was mostly acoustic-based with few ambient flourishes. This was followed by the  electronic remix of the same album which showcased his expertise with gears and the DAW.

Entre deux, Enter Two opens with My Mortal Enemy, a track  included in a series of tracks he streamed online prior to the official release of the album. My Mortal Enemy is characterized by the fusion of electronic and acoustic instruments. His voice has matured too. It has become stronger and fuller. It is more expressive than when Situations was released. Observations1: In Her Eyes…follows. It is instrumental with a soundtracky appeal. The pace is enough to make you lie in bed staring at the ceiling and just let time pass.

When Tomorrow Comes is a rouser. It  explodes in your face after several strums. It’s the result of the aggressive guitar riffs and reverberating bass-lines. Pierre has maintained his typical French slurs which was already noticeable with Situations. Un poète fermé nods on the folksy side, typical of his heroes like Francis Cabrel and other French singer/songwriters.The title track  Entre deux, Enter Two is another instrumental. His acoustic guitar playing has acquired elegance with time. I Will Wait is probably the grooviest track in the album. Great electric guitar solo too. Take note of the rhythm changes. This proves to be one of the fascinating things in this track.

Another instrumental track Observations 2: …Coule cet air merges electronic beats and acoustic instruments. Quelques mots nods once again on his French side where verses are narrated. The track climaxes into an instrumental explosion of  guitars.  It’s the shortest track in the album. Sculpting the Light has rhythm changes and abundant guitar solo parts. The track penetrates your senses like smoke. Dans nos pas closes the album with a forlorn melody. For those who love sensual male vocals with French accent, you will love Entre deux, Enter Two. That, and the richness of his lyrical talent that wraps itself like pasta strands into the tasty bits of his music. Not too sweet, not to sour..a little peppery  but with a dash of bitterness for beer. This is Pierre Massé.

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Break the doctor’s heart by Sacha Talens

An additional track to what is known as ZAZAZA has been uncovered by Sacha Talens.Check this really amusing song. I have to say it isn’t just about the pop infused rock style that makes this song a candidate for coolness. It’s about the use of the Chinese stringed instrument called the  erju. It’s like a violin but it gives out a strange sound. This is an indication that ZAZAZA is an eclectic album. Release date is getting near!

Music & Lyrics by Sacha A. Talens

Inside my bed sheets she could hear my silent heart
Waiting for thoughts while my ideas fell apart
pouring my mindlessness on black snow

Sought for her shelter wIth the drive of some stampede, feeling rapacious.
Once again we met at last
With salmon eyes I let her proceed.

And I broke the doctor’s heart
And I know she won’t recover
And I tore her gut apart
Small, like a penny
careless and teary
And I stole her healing tart
From the window of her knowledge
And I broke the doctor’s heart
And then I threw it like it were garbage, ain’t I smart?

She called me coal with her diamond lips of fruit
Gave me a bowl
but she didn’t give me soup
I took her stones but her liquids were cute.

And I broke the doctor’s heart
And I know she won’t recover
And I tore her gut apart
Small, like a penny
careless and teary
And I stole her healing tart
From the window of her knowledge
And I broke the doctor’s heart
And then I threw it like it were garbage, ain’t I smart? I’m smart!

But the doc and I
tied in the ropes of time
We have more winds to write
I’ll burn the clinic, why wouldn’t I?
I’m all woes
I’m born too salty and too slow
I ate the pastrami of my soul
It was for me, why wouldn’t I?

And I broke the doctor’s heart
And I know she won’t recover
And I tore her gut apart
Small, like a penny
careless and teary
And I stole her healing tart
From the window of her knowledge
And I broke the doctor’s heart
And then I threw it like it were garbage, ain’t I smart?

I broke the doctor’s heart
and the sobriquets of science

Lyrics used with permission to the composer.


White Lie: A possible single for the debut Peter Chains EP Carrion Crows?

One of the reasons  that I am excited to promote this EP (apart from the fact that I have been rooting for this guy before he moved to Canada from his native Ireland) is that I designed the EP artwork! Yes yes I know I sound like I am gloating but it is the first time a musician actually took my idea for an album artwork. The photo is by Ashley Fay, a really amazing Canadian photographer. Peter Chains wrote six songs for Carrion Crows. It has been generating a lot of interest in the acoustic metal community. This guy has an amazing voice. Check him out.


New Single for The Live! EP by Layne Greene?

Layne Greene is trying to decide which song is going to be a single off his EP Live! He is currently working on another album. Two albums in one year. This musician has been very serious about his music. In fact he is as serious as how he takes his Business degree in college. Well I’d say good luck to Layne. I am sure he will be able to decide what will become the first single off this beautifully crafted EP.


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Conversations with Layne always brings out something new. I like shoe gazer  bands that make use of artful noise. The Joy Formidable is one example!


Flashback:Portishead – All mine

Back in the days when I was my dark self so obsessive with Romanticism and Art…so lost and lonely marveling at rainy nights and candle lights. This song was one of those things that kept me on the right track…slowly and surely. Now I m here blogging. It was music that changed my world. Not the happy kind since I am not really a happy guy.

Debut EP from Acoustic Metal Artist Peter Chains

Peter Chains-Lynch.Picture By Ashley Fay Photography

The River * White Lie * Carrion Crows *Obsidian Skies * Darkside of the Mind * Witch on the Pyre * Black Rainbow(Co-written by Andreas Geese)

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Irish singer/songwriter Peter Chains talks about his debut EP.

Peter Chains-Lynch is an Irish singer/songwriter who now lives in Windsor Ontario, Canada.  This EP is a continuation of his musical work that was put on hold for years after leaving Ireland. He started writing songs  for the acoustic guitar. He also wrote and co-wrote complex songs when he fronted Irish metal band Giora.

My idea of writing an article about the EP turned into a brief interview. He was around  and I thought I could use a little craic which is an Irish way of saying that we had a great time conversing beyond this interview. It was great catching up with this wonderful artist.

Peter it has taken years and now the EP is here. Your labour of love! It must have been a hectic spot in your life leaving Ireland and your old band and building new roots in Canada. Tell me a little bit about this interesting journey.  

Well you pretty much hit the nail on the head.. this EP has been long over due. Basically it was about finding time, motivation and the sound/direction I wanted to go in… Due to recently splitting with my wife, I have found a lot more time to focus on my music, and to really give it a go. So I put together 6/7 tracks that I thought would sum up the direction I was heading, mostly with vocals. This EP is basically me finding my voice and pretty much the direction I am going with it. I truly hope people enjoy it and eagerly anticipate the Album I aim to make from this, which I aim for next summer. This EP is 100% free, as it is basically my writing board.

There are 7 songs and these are old and new right? Did you change anything lyrically (or chord wise) to accommodate a new chapter in your life?

Peter Chains. Picture By Ashley Fay Photography


As I mentioned before the splitting with the wife had an impact on my direction… Not musically, but it did influences my outlook on life, so in turn, effected my lyrics. The song White Lie is pretty much about the flaws we had in our Marriage (both mine and hers – takes two). Obsidian Skies I wrote before the split, but was about my own Doubts, which subsequently, turned out to happen. But all my songs are pretty much personal experiences, and that will always be my direction lyrically.

There are songs with dark themes but there are also inspirational ones. To what extent has fatherhood influenced your creativity?  

Fatherhood has definitely given me a more positive outlook, compared to my earlier stuff, which was a lot more depressing, which we can put down to youth in a sense lol. The Lyric in White Lie is about my Daughter, “Within darkness there is light, a little beacon that shines so bright.”

I have also been working on a song for her, which I’m sure will come to most as a surprise, as it wont sound ANYTHING like what I’ve done before, as it will be fully upbeat.

 One of the tracks is called Black Rainbow which is co- written by Andreas Geese. This is quite interesting because I never know you to share song writing credits. What’s the reason for the collaboration?  

I was in a band in my teens called Children of Lilith.. we played hard rock music to a dark theme.. similar to Alice Cooper. Music was written by myself and Andreas Geese, and Lyrics by myself and Mike Campbell… But Black Rainbow lyrics were 100% me, and really close to home… but the main guitar line was written by Andreas Geese.. an amazing Guitarist, great guy in general.. just a shame that band came to end, to

Peter Chains. Picture By Ashley Fay Photography

much drama in our young lives haha.

 Can you give your listeners a timeline of your musical plans? What are the things we can expect to happen after your completion of this EP?  

Well the timeline now is to review what I did, pick out the mistakes I made, which I made a few, and work on a full length Debut album..

which I am aiming for the summer of 2013, which I hope to tour this album and with this EP I hope to get some notice.. enough to get in the doors of some venues. Basically to put myself in the shop window. I have started gigging again, but since I am in a country where I am virtually unknown, progress is slow and hard.. but still progress, and I fully aim to increase my efforts. In the mean time I really hope people notice the progress and the efforts I have made the last year in finally producing a solid EP and hope they can find it in there hearts to spread it around, and recommend it to family and friends as a must hear underground musician… I swear I am not asking muchtongue😛 tongue.

Watch out for  his bandcamp account coming soon.

White Lie is the carrier single off Carrion Crows.



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I have been reading the posts of the four people who own this blog with the title above. They write about anything. But their focus is more on music. I listened to  the latest edition and it took me until the morning to finish listening to all those links posted. Here is the link to the latest post: http://undjentlemanly.blogspot.ie/2012/08/new-music.html

For the benefit of those who don’t want to click, I am going to paste all the links  here. The  artists are really eclectic. You get dance, jazz, classical, heavy metal and ambient. They have EVERYTHING for everyone. The author of this post is Lee Tobin who goes by the moniker Jork. Yes he appeared in this blog several times and will be appearing again 🙂


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Our Side – Brianna Gaither Living Room Session

I am one of those proud owners of Love is Patient EP by Oklahoma singer/songwriter Brianna Gaither. I am always excited for news about her music. I got a knock knock from my email concerning this. I am sharing the video to you folks plus a lil message from the amazing musician!

Her beautiful voice just knocks the wall down. Her talent with the piano is notable.  This song is poignant. Share if you like 🙂


Hey there,

I hope things are going well with you! I wanted to let you know about an exciting project I’m just finishing up. I am about to release a live acoustic album called The Living Room Session. We recorded the album during an intimate living room performance in Oklahoma City. It’s going to feature several new songs as well as acoustic versions of songs from Love Is Patient. This music exposes my very heart and I hope that it touches yours! We also filmed one of the brand new songs during that performance entitled “Our Side”. I’d love for you to watch it as a sneak preview of the new album. “Our Side” Live from The Living Room Session: http://youtu.be/eopnykwHWvs Cheers, Brianna