Wednesday, 12 April 2017
Coste Apetrea's Airborne, from 1989
It's always surprising to dig so deep into the muck of the eighties and come out holding a lost prize. Well, you might have to polish it quite a bit to give it valuable status. But for tired ears there are some real reasons to operate normally.
There is no reason to introduce Coste, recall he worked with infamous (and brilliant) Swedish RIO band Samla Mammas and in the later 70s to 80s with guitarist Jukka Tolonen.
I don't think you could come up with a better and more poetic track title than Unidentified Flying Sadness:
I actually found most of his earlier solo material quite disappointing, lacking in punch and inventiveness, though I know I'm in the minority with that opinion.