3rd Eye View

by Gate to Venus

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    We are happy to announce the release of our 2nd album 3rd Eye View on December 22, 2020.
    Gate to Venus’ sophomore effort was conceived, written and recorded between the Spring and Autumn of 2020. Due to the global corona pandemic, our band’s appearances were canceled in the wake of our debut album Chrysalis Metropolis. We closed the doors and found ourselves locked up in a concrete apartment in Kreuzberg, Berlin. During the lockdowns we biked to Keller 4 Studios to record songs for a new album.
    3rd Eye View captures the settings, views, and emotional fantasies and expressions during this time. The first single “To Waters” sings “Don’t wake me, I’m dreaming” - it draws a wish to live in the internal world since the world outside the window is in a panic state. The title track “3rd Eye View” is looking at things from outside and from within at the same time. It’s using optimism as a tool to find faith in a time of darkness and societal panic. The song “I See the Way” talks about the concept of “home” being wherever one is and wanting to live one’s true destiny. There are 10 tracks on 3rd Eye View.
    The Steinway grand piano and assortment of vintage guitars and microphones in Keller 4 Studios created a pallet of sonic colors that helped us paint an alternate reality to a grey city in lockdown. Interior travel was invited and seemed necessary as a parallel but true universe of creativity as the entire world shut down.
    As soon as a window opened in the summer we bought two interrail tickets and traveled from Berlin to the Northern tip of Denmark and down through Europe to the island of Corfu in Greece, being welcomed by deserted cities and beaches. We continued to work on the album throughout the trip, and as the songs took shape, we discovered another creation was on the way - something “Bigger Than You and Me” ; a child!
    First stop down south was at legendary bassist Richard Cousin’s home in Zürich, Switzerland, where we finished an intermediary EP called Solanum. Before the big journey we visited a small island in Denmark, and after returning to Berlin we decided to lock the doors behind us and move to the island before the 2nd wave of corona hit Europe. 3rd Eye View was finished in Denmark in early December, 2020.
    The music on the album was composed, performed, arranged and produced entirely by Cecilie Beck and Gabriel Gordon. Mr. David “Fingers” Haynes (Prince, Chaka Khan and more) graced the album with his talents on the drums.
    We look forward to sharing the new music with you!
    Cecilie Beck & Gabriel Gordon
    Gate to Venus
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3rd Eye View 03:28
To Waters 05:23
Stay Sound 03:50
Raise Rays 02:40


released December 22, 2020

3rd Eye View by Gate to Venus
Date: December 22, 2020
Producers: Cecilie Beck and Gabriel Gordon : Gate to Venus
Musicians: Cecilie Beck, Gabriel Gordon, David (Fingers) Haynes
Cover art: Cecilie Beck (design and drawing), Gabriel Gordon (photo)
Label: 3rd Eye View is self released on Sound Vision Lab, Inc.
Social handle: @gate2venus
Website: www.gate2venus.com
Contact: gate2venus@gmail.com


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Gate to Venus Berlin, Germany

Gate to Venus is a Berlin-based duo featuring Cecilie Beck & Gabriel Gordon. Formed in summer 2019,
their first self- titled single was co-produced with Robert Philipp at Kaiser Base Studios. They are currently in production on a full length LP that will be released in the spring of 2020.

"Very Mazzy Star meets Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra"
- Chris Dowd (Fishbone, Jeff Buckley, The Dowd Jones)
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