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Based near the Venetian lagoon, Samuele Gottardello aka Blak Saagan, has been crafting his own library music for years merging the tradition of Italian 60s/70s psychedelic OST’s, ambient, drone, rhythmic electronics with kosmische kraut landscapes and Industrial wave to create ritual hypnagogic experiences.
While his first record ‘A Personal Voyage’ explored outer space influenced by the work of cosmologist Carl Sagan, ‘Se Ci Fosse La Luce Sarebbe Bellissimo’ is a completely different beast, a sinister terrestrial atmosphere pervades the recordings, a relentless throbbing beat that maps out the complexity of this new endeavour. Amonstrous work of dedication and sound architecture that investigates and soundtracks one of the saddest and most obscure pages of Italian history: the 1978 kidnapping of former prime-minister Aldo Moro by the Red Brigade terrorists. With nods to Morricone, Carpenter, Kosmische Kraut, Egisto Macchi, Goblin, Italian Psych and Library Music it's a sprawling record unafraid to cross boundaries.
In his work, Blak Saagan wisely mixes ascertained facts with presumed truths, snapshots of that tragic story still classified and established news facts. The album is not the chronicle of a story that has never been fully clarified, but it is a personal vision of Aldo Moro's drama, a journey that goes deeper and deeper, with moments of tension, moments of suspense, dream passages obfuscating reality and drum rolls echoing hyper-reality. One could say it’s like the soundtrack of a movie that was never shot.
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