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Rites of Passage

by Coste Apetrea

A true legend of progressive rock returns
Genre: Rock: Progressive Rock
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1. Rites of Passage
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Rites Of Passage is the new solo album from progressive fusion legend Coste Apetrea. The album came about as a result of the response Coste got with the band Samla Mammas Manna who he has played in and been working with since 1972. except for a period in the end of the '70s and the '80s where Coste played with and contributed 50/50 in the Jukka Tolonen Band with whom he recorded 7 band albums and 2 acoustic guitar albums. Coste had no idea what the album was going to sound like when he started writing the music but now comments, “I look back and I can see it is a compressed version of what I have been into during my entire career. I have a passion for all kinds of music and all kinds of instruments, but my main instrument is the guitar. The album is pretty heavy and maybe the 'rockiest' I’ve ever done, and that pleases me because people in my generation seem to cool down making more acoustic and softer music. I didn’t intend to make a heavy record it just came out that way, today I feel I wanna go even heavier next time around (to my own surprise)."


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Mikolaj Furmankiewicz

Coste Apetrea - Rites of Passage
Mr. Apetrea is active on music scene over thirty three years to date. Coste's faithful fans know him from his participation in a progrock band Samla Mammas Manna, Ramlösa Kvällar Power Trio, Jukka Tolonen Band, De Gladas Kapell and other groups.

Coste Apetrea is a representative of prog-fusion and jazz-fusion music, so his solo activity is mainly directed to those who know what the fuzz is all about around mentioned genres. It isn't as one-way music as heavy or thrash metal, but full of moodiness and varied instrumentation. A principle "stanza-chorus-solo" isn't suggested here. Practically, each part of a track differs from the previous one. There are diverse instruments that determine album's mood to a large degree. First of all, we can hear sone instrument's voice, next another one joins in, and then they pervade each other.

I enjoy sonic contrasts that reflect both positive and negative emotions. We can feel happy on one hand, we can as well feel sad on the other one. Coste composed the music for those who aren't afraid of experiments. It's not meant for orthodox fans who are going to bring music development to a stop. It can seem to be strange for some of you, because progression (in every form) cannot be stopped, haha.


Heavymetal-guitarmusic, with an asian touch, and a scandinavian folk-heart