The Ageless Gate is the atmospheric debut album by cellist Joost van Dongen. An album full of instrumental music that invokes strong images. Together, the 13 songs tell a tale that spans three centuries, starting with a mysterious artefact and culminating in a gate to another world. The story is told by short text pieces in between the songs, voiced by voice actor Chris Einspahr.
The cello is the foundation of the album, which varies from cello trios to songs with cello, drums, guitar and keyboard. It is unique music with a sound that goes from melodic and euphoric to dark, pumping cello rhythms.
“Cello is mostly known as a classical instrument and a background instrument, but it’s so much more than that. I enjoy experimenting and exploring the possibilities of the instrument. My inspiration comes from rock, minimal music and game soundtracks. The leading role for the cello really makes it something special.”
Find links for the CD, listening online and the sheet music here: http://agelessgate.joostvandongen.com/