Saturday 15 April

MOMO Festival 2022

Blak Saagan

It is one of the darkest pages in post-war Italian history: the kidnapping and murder of former Prime Minister Aldo Moro in 1978. Venetian producer Blak Sagaan was inspired by this tragedy for his second album.

The fact that this Italian multi-talent in everyday life is a director is evident in everything: Se Ci Fosse La Luce Sarebbe Bellissimo sounds like the soundtrack to a film that you have to come up with yourself. That is not difficult, because the oppressive krautrock and sinister synths immediately appeal to the imagination.

Last fall, Blak Sagaan was shown in the Netherlands for the first time during Le Guess Who. His journey there was quite an undertaking, because the Italian only performs with huge, difficult to transport proto-synths. “My booker and friends are trying to convince me to do it with lighter, digital stuff, but I feel better with those shabby, antique instruments,” he said in an interview with Gonzo Circus. “Most of all, I need those synths to be able to bring live what people expect when they hear my music.”

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