Chrysalis Metropolis

by Gate to Venus

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1.
Gate to Venus © 2020 by Cecilie Beck/Gabriel Gordon/Robert Philipp Above the Arctic Ocean Flying through the air A set of new emotions I'll go you'll meet me there Above the Arctic Ocean You send me little tapes Chords of new devotion Like shiny sunny lakes So you say you know the Gate to Venus One day there'll be no space between us So you say you know the Gate to Venus One day there'll be no space between us Above the Arctic Ocean Flying through the air The ground is white frozen You're far away from here So you say you know the Gate to Venus One day there'll be no space between us So you say you know the Gate to Venus One day there'll be no space between us
2.
Talking Trees © 2020 by Cecilie Beck/Gabriel Gordon/Robert Philipp The fall is rising, purple view Silhouettes of trees No time for hiding, me and you Marionettes of leaves Dancing on the wind Like the candle flame No matter how we bend Our roots will stay, our roots will stay the same Talking trees whisper words of light The day will draw us closer To bring us through the night Morning star signals from the east We will travel far and wide and plant the seed So let us share repair And raise our glasses high Focus be aware And let the light guide And dive into the night And dive into the light Talking trees whisper words of light The day will draw us closer To bring us through the night Morning star signals from the east We will travel far and wide and plant the seed I’ll show you something new How breathe the sound Only me and you We float above the ground Illuminate the Autumn Twilight sings a song Never reach the bottom When we sing along When we sing along Talking trees whisper words of light The day will draw us closer To bring us through the night Morning star signals from the east We will travel far and wide and plant the seed And when the flowers bloom We let the canvas drop Naked skin by noon As perfect doesn’t stop Bare tree trunks spread on solitude Standing brave in snow Looking down on the altitude from the peaks below And they’ll never stand alone Another season is rising Branches stretch ‘cause they have grown In spite of all the lightning And the sun will dry the sands As the tides retreat A green and fertile land A pulse, a wave, a beat
3.
On and On 03:52
On and On © 2020 by Cecilie Beck/Gabriel Gordon/Robert Philipp Headed North today The sun and clouds cast a shade We hope to see the Moon Over the misty tomb Walking under birch WE’ll sneak into a church The tea has yet to steep Grave diggers still asleep On and on and on and on we go Morning autumn calling as we glow We’ll reach the beach by twilight Watch the waves in the moonlight On and on and on and on we go Birds they do fly south You took the words right out of my mouth And to this perfect day We move on our way On and on and on and on we go Morning autumn calling as we glow We’ll reach the beach by twilight Watch the waves in the moonlight On and on and on and on we go Foot in front of the other WE seek to discover Rolling hills and shoots of grass We’ll make the moments last We’ll make the moments last On and on and on and on we go Morning autumn calling as we glow We’ll reach the beach by twilight Watch the waves in the moonlight On and on and on and on we go
4.
Walk Free 04:06
Words and Music: © 2020 by Cecilie Beck/Gabriel Gordon/Robert Philipp Walk Free I travel the world with you Unravel the world with you If there’s one thing I can say to lighten up your day Don’t be afraid to lead the way Let’s get lost on unknown streets Follow the beat of our feet as they lead us from the heat of fires left behind And you will see We’re meant to walk free So take my hand and follow me Loose the chains of poverty We’ve got the key We stoke the fires of now And still stay safe someway somehow Amongst the pain of the past We keep the greener grass So don’t be afraid to go too fast Let’s get lost on unknown streets Follow the beat of our feet As they lead us from the heat of fires left behind And you will see We’re meant to walk free So take my hand and follow me Loose the chains of poverty We’ve got the key 6 countries in 3 days!
5.
Golden Black 03:27
Golden Black © 2020 by Cecilie Beck/Gabriel Gordon/Robert Philipp When the sun sets My eyes turn red When Venus shows My fire glows When the Moon shines You better run and hide Black purple skies Silhouettes in a deep pocket of red Charcoal cloud in the sky Driving straight into the sunset And we’ll never wonder why Air tastes like time is right I’d love to drink this potion Driving through the night Turquoise sand in an orange ocean The song of the now is golden black Come along baby now There’s no way back The song of the now is golden black Come along baby now There’s no way back
6.
Cube of Light © 2020 by Cecilie Beck/Gabriel Gordon/Robert Philipp I’d like to ask for the cube of light To come down through me with the sound of white I’d like to ask for the purple light To open my eye with rays of insight I’d like to ask for a blue light To protect my body in the darkest nights I’d like to ask for the green light To open my heart when it’s cold and tight Sometimes I feel like I’m a motherless child So come and hit me with the sound of light, WILD I’d like to ask for the yellow light To shine like the Sun make me fit for fight I’d like to ask for the orange light A gut feeling of hope to know what’s wrong and right I’d like to ask for the red light To embrace our souls when you’re by my side Sometimes I feel like I’m a motherless child… It’s a cube of light, it’s a cube of light... Sometimes I feel like I’m a motherless child...
7.
Save It for The City © 2020 by Cecilie Beck/Gabriel Gordon/Robert Philipp There’s something about this town There’s something ‘bout the sound heard ‘bout this place before I’m coming through to look for more I’m bringing someone new to introduce to you There’s something about this town Prepare to Wear your crown So let me pay your drink before you’ve had a chance to think Let’s kiss like those who love And let’s rise far above I see the fireside Reflected in your eyes Planetary rock style I kiss your hair and lick your smile I’ve got you baby You’ve got it baby Save it baby Save it for the city Just got into the city My shoes are shined and gritty What’s it gonna be, hit me A fire went to ocean Mired in this motion Oh my god I love you Can we go I’ll show you I’ve got you baby...
8.
Night Train to Paris © 2020 by Cecilie Beck/Gabriel Gordon/Robert Philipp Took a night train to Paris On the Russian roulette But it never transpired Didn’t get a couchette Made our way to the district Walked in the rain Grey skies we’re in for it Helped a woman with a cane I'll never take a train again to Paris I'd rather take a plane than do it again, do it again Headed for the castle To collect that past The past is such a dazzle The future is now at last History is singing Through revolution streets Leaves lit Luminescent Bells ringing free I'll never take a train again to Paris I'd rather take a plane than do it again, do it again We travel underground To meet the Norman King And then we will dine in sound At cafe de L’Industrie Surprises full of magic Secrets full of passion Momentum is magnetic It’s never out of fashion I'll never take a train again to Paris I'd rather take a plane than do it again, do it again We are letting go of the past Future now is here at last I've seen the future, and it's all about now Yeah!
9.
High 03:43
High © 2020 by Cecilie Beck/Gabriel Gordon/Robert Philipp Dandelions and Hurricanes Washed away the stain I can't remember When things were so arranged When I think, of the past Didn't last, went so fast And in one day my whole Life has changed The clock is ticking tick tick ticking I've been waiting for so long Tumbling down like waterfalls Tumbling down like waterfalls I've been waiting for so long (I said you wanna to get) 4X Chorus 1 High I said you wanna to get I said I wanna to get I said I wanna to get You know I wanna to get V2 Superheroes & Shamans feign They’re always changing names Paris is full of them We’re coming to meet u again On our way to The west Night train, no rest, no stress In two days we’ll be back in Berlin Then we’re jumping on a southbound plane Studio, beaches, figs and peaches And no winter rain There's some things you just can't explain Empty pockets We got rockets Full of chocolate And a song to ease the pain BRIDGE I've been waiting for so long Tumbling down like waterfalls Tumbling down like waterfalls I've been waiting for so long Chorus 2 High I said you wanna to get I said I wanna to get I said I wanna to get You know I wanna to get
10.
Never Ever 03:26
Never Ever © 2020 by Cecilie Beck/Gabriel Gordon/Robert Philipp I don't think that I'll get used to it Never Ever From the look in your eyes I see the color of sky And all the times we talked about doing the things that we did It was a magic time You and me exchanged signs And all the ways we added to Sound and the colors of the skylines We can fly! Never Ever, never ever, never ever Never, never get used to it Never Ever, never ever, never ever Never, never get used to it I went from New York City Right here to Berlin baby Just to look at all I went through And see it all core to core I heard the call And we went down to the crystal ball It's time to walk through the door And that's for sure I know... Never Ever, never ever, never ever Never, ever get used to it Never Ever, never ever, never ever Never, never get used to it Ever since I’ve known you You were the brightest of 'em all Of all the multiplicity and earthly and heavenly bodies It was early in the fall With the foliage on fire I remember distinctly to state that you Wore a light colored cape to the party I just I don't think that I'll get used to it... Never Ever, never ever, never ever Never, never get used to it Never Ever, never ever, never ever Never, never get used to it You wore a white ermine coat We went from coast to coast Just to see what we could be and To live and to truly discover Then quite suddenly It fell right down upon me This feeling that I'll always hold dear In my heart forever Oh I think I'll Never Ever, never ever, never ever Never, never get used to it All the times I think I might stop now Never Ever, never ever, never ever Never, never get used to it
11.
Brand New Shoes © 2020 by Cecilie Beck/Gabriel Gordon/Robert Philipp Hold your tongue Hold your thoughts You’re digging your own grave When you speak out loud You try to play me You play yourself I found my way to better days Don’t need your help Cause I’ve got brand new shoes Walking Crispy streets I’ve got Breaking news Staggered on 50 beats I’m all set up To shine my light Can’t get enough Can't get enough I’m so high Letters crawl straight out of my fingers Play themselves out loud and shout when I sing’em Cause I’ve got brand new shoes Walking Crispy streets I’ve got Breaking news Staggered on 50 beats I’m all set up To shine my light Can’t get enough Can't get enough I’m so high
12.
Money 02:27
Money © 2020 by Cecilie Beck/Gabriel Gordon/Robert Philipp Get up off the floor Don’t look down you’ll be alright Walk out the door Reach your arms into the sky Look for more Feel the sun upon your face You’ve reached the shore The ground is still, there’s no more Waves Bridge: Now Bring it back I’ve got your back And we will play those purple tones that you like in the middle of the night And when the planets align We’ll be in a state of mind to harvest all the grain from the coloring Hook: Come on Come on now Come on Bring it home now Come on home now babe Keep it coming Verse: Make the dough from the grain we planted way back when We were low Now we roll like Yang and Yin I had a vision Your angels rock the Greatest wings Intuition I’ve got the keys, go play your strings Bridge: Now bring it back I’ve got your back And we will cross 3 borders within a few days, let’s ride the rails And when the planets align We’ll be in a state of mind To take over the train And make it rain Hook: Come on Come on now Come on Bring it home now Come on home now babe Keep it coming Come on Come on now Come on Bring it home now Come on home now babe Keep it coming
13.
2020 Vision 04:21
2020 Vision © 2020 by Cecilie Beck/Gabriel Gordon/Robert Philipp Away from the hymns Away from my limbs Away from the sting Floating on a carpet Hill above the hill Looking down at scarlet In it for the kill Metal wings plowing through the air Cello strings, whispers of despair Got me floating through the atmosphere Stay with me here Stay, don’t disappear Say words of wisdom In my ear Floating on a carpet Hill above the hill Looking down at scarlet In it for, in it for the kill Metal wings plowing through the air Cello strings, whispers of despair Got me floating through the atmosphere Ethereal and translucent The other side of life Looking through the veil I cut the silk with the knife 2020, 2020 Vision Is the new fate On a new mission It’s not too late Metal wings plowing through the air Cello strings, whispers of despair Got me floating through the atmosphere 2X

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Album Credits:

Cecilie Beck (DK): Songwriting, vocals, piano (Recording engineer for Steinway piano: Erik Penny)

Gabriel Gordon (US): Songwriting, guitar, bass, vocals

Robert Philipp aka Kaiser Base (DE): Bass, drums & additional drum programming, keys, strings, guitar

Recorded, Produced, Mixed, Mastered: Kaiser Base Studios in Berlin & Boa Vista Studio in Portugal

Publishing: All Songs © 2020 by Cecilie Beck/Gabriel Gordon/Robert Philipp

Sound Vision Lab (ASCAP/KODA), Eerie Grace Music (ASCAP), Robert Philipp (GEMA)

Label: Sound Vision Lab.

Facebook, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Twitter & Instagram: @gate2venus, Youtube: Gate to Venus

Website: www.gate2venus.com




Chrysalis Metropolis is the debut album from Gate to Venus. It will be released digitally on the Spring Equinox March 20, 2020. It is a double LP where “Chrysalis” represents nature and transformation,

while “Metropolis” represents cities. The songs were written and recorded in a church in the North of Denmark, in the streets and on trains throughout Europe as well as in Berlin and the South of Portugal.



Gate to Venus emanates from the confluence between Cecilie Beck’s background in the European tradition of music, Scandinavian gospel, British pop/rock and Gabriel Gordon’s American roots in blues, soul, funk, gospel and rock. Their collective influences range from Björk, Joni Mitchell, Prince, Bowie, Hendrix, Eurythmics, Jeff Buckley and the Beatles. One of the unique aspects of the band derives from the fact that both Beck and Gordon are primarily self taught musicians and share a love of song - they began song writing at an early age and both grew up in small towns (Denmark and California respectively). The dichotomy between Central California and the middle of Denmark creates a shared vision from across the planet that can be heard in the music.



Beck is a classically trained visual artist (Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and Parsons School of Design in New York City) and has lived in various countries around the world. Her music background comes from the European tradition of John Lennon, David Bowie, Björk, Brian Eno, The Knife etc, who are all part of the Art School scene. They often channel their vision via Alter Egos, where they can become whatever they want.



Gordon started working in New York City at Jimi Hendrix’ Electric Lady studios and subsequently began touring and recording with bands like Soup Dragons, Natalie Merchant and Andrew Roachford and eventually shared stages with the likes of Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Al Green and Meshell N’Degeocello. Gordon’s father is also a musician and was born in the hill country of Mississippi and passed on the blues tradition to his son as a way to freedom and a road to a better life with more self-esteem in addition to the pressing need for a cry for justice and the end of racism.



Both Beck and Gordon are solo recording artists with multiple releases. They met in Berlin in the summer of 2019 and began collaborating immediately with producer Robert Philipp.



The song "Gate to Venus" was co-written while Gordon was on the ground in Germany and Beck was flying over the Arctic Ocean on the way to New York. They sent each other voice memos and lyrics and completed the song within an hour. 2 weeks later they debuted the song on stage on their first tour. The same week they went to Kaiser Base Studios in Berlin and recorded the track with producer Robert Philipp. The video was filmed between Berlin, Northern Germany and the west coast of Denmark.



"Here is music that transports you and speaks to the soul by way of the music’s atmosphere, comprised of the lyrics’ fantastic imagery and highly original guitar voicings supported by a steady beat and some magnificent production."

Mick Grøndahl (Jeff Buckley)



“Save It for the City” was written while walking the streets of Frankfurt and actualized in the studio in Berlin a few days later. The haunting opening passage of music immediately brings the listener into Gate to Venus’ world and conveys the revitalization one senses when visiting a new city. The video was filmed in Paris as well as in southern Portugal where parts of the album were written and recorded.



The band’s name Gate to Venus was inspired by conversations about the Sumerian Civilization and strange phenomena around Mount Shasta in Northern California. At the Pergamon museum in Berlin, there is a reconstruction of the eighth gate to the inner city of Babylon called Ishtar Gate. Ishtar was the Mesopotamian goddess of Love like the later version we know as Venus. Gate to Venus aspires to connect to love through beauty (music) and when singing “one day there’ll be no space between us” the band claims that we can all achieve connection with our inner power; our own beauty and self love with the goal of becoming one with humanity and nature.



"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)

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“It’s epic like a movie that doesn’t need a picture”



- Quote,Young Belail



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"CHRYSALIS METROPOLIS"

SONG SEQUENCE



Chrysalis



Side A

Gate to Venus 4:43

Talking Trees 5:44

On and On 3:54



Side B

Walk Free 4:10

Golden Black 3:29

Cube of Light 3:39



Metropolis



Side C

Save it for the City 3:53

Night Train to Paris 3:53

High 3:47

Never Ever 3:17



Side D

Brand New Shoes 3:10

Money 2:27

2020 Vision 4:21

credits

released March 20, 2020

Album Credits:

Cecilie Beck (DK): Songwriting, vocals, piano (Recording engineer for Steinway piano: Erik Penny)

Gabriel Gordon (US): Songwriting, guitar, bass, vocals

Robert Philipp aka Kaiser Base (DE): Bass, drums & additional drum programming, keys, strings, guitar

Recorded, Produced, Mixed, Mastered: Kaiser Base Studios in Berlin & Boa Vista Studio in Portugal

Publishing: All Songs © 2020 by Cecilie Beck/Gabriel Gordon/Robert Philipp

Sound Vision Lab (ASCAP/KODA), Eerie Grace Music (ASCAP), Robert Philipp (GEMA)

Label: Sound Vision Lab.

"CHRYSALIS METROPOLIS"​

Chrysalis



Side A

Gate to Venus 4:43

Talking Trees 5:44

On and On 3:54



Side B

Walk Free 4:10

Golden Black 3:29

Cube of Light 3:39



Metropolis



Side C

Save it for the City 3:53

Night Train to Paris 3:53

High 3:47

Never Ever 3:17



Side D

Brand New Shoes 3:10

Money 2:27

2020 Vision 4:21

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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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