"Here is music that transports you and speaks to the soul
by way of the music’s atmosphere, comprised of the lyric's fantastic imagery and highly original guitar voicings
supported by a steady beat and some magnificent production."
- Mick Grøndahl (Jeff Buckley)
Gate to Venus is a Berlin-based duo featuring Cecilie Beck and Gabriel Gordon. Formed in the summer of 2019, their first single "Gate to Venus" was co-written while Gordon was on the ground in Germany and Beck was flying over the Arctic Ocean. They sent each other voice memos and lyrics and completed the song within an hour. 2 weeks later they debuted the song on stage. The same week they went to Kaiser Base Studios in Berlin and recorded the track with producer Robert Philipp. Since then they have been recording music and working on music videos in Berlin and Denmark. March 20, 2020 Gate to Venus released their debut album, the double LP Chrysalis Metropolis. It was recorded between Kaiser Base Studios in Berlin and Portugal. For full press release, please visit the home page.
Cecilie Beck is a Danish singer-songwriter, piano player and visual artist. During her education within fine arts she lived in 5 different countries. This brought her to NYC, where she lived for nearly 8 years before moving to Berlin in the beginning of 2019. She has released 2 solo albums as well as 2 EPs and exhibited multiple audiovisual projects. She is working on an experimental album which focuses on the sound of light.
Gabriel Gordon is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist born in California. During his career he has toured, written and recorded with a variety of established artists throughout the world. He has released 9 solo albums as well as numerous collaborative projects and is currently in the process of recording his next album.
"Very Mazzy Star meets Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra. Some of the coolest shit (...) You guys got a vibe! Keep writing!"
- Chris Dowd (Fishbone, Jeff Buckley, The Dowd Jones)
“It’s epic like a movie that doesn’t need a picture”
- Quote,Young Belail
"Gate To Venus is a 21st Century duo steeped in Singer-Songwriter sensibilities but grounded in self-awareness. Their music invites us into a world of warmth and betimes to the urgency of a knife’s edge.
This is new music in the truest sense in that it does not evoke a specific previous style but rather stands on its own. I applaud Gate To Venus."
- Quote, Ashford Gordon