Blak Saagan
Cavalcando la Cometa 67P

Venetian producer Samuele Gottardello is launching his Blak Saagan project in style. Adorned with the suitably cosmic art of Bologna’s Giulia Mazza, Blak Saagan’s debut release is titled A Personal Voyage. Appropriately, given its 90 minute length, it is being released entirely on a single C90 cassette, and it’s a tape that fans of krautrock and Italian film scores from the ’60s/’70s are going to want to let ride in their auto-reverse tape decks all day long.

“Cavalcando la Cometa 67P” is only a seven minute preview of the entire trip, but it is well representative of the overall Blak Saagan style, as heard on this record. It evolves patiently with percolating, distorted electronic blips, melodic fragments, and a simmering ride gliding along while the texture deepens and expands at an almost imperceptible pace, finally kaleidoscopically exploding over a groovy motorik beat to fulfill its psychedelic library Kosmische dream.

Samuele Gottardello (a.k.a. Blak Saagan) explains the track’s title:
“It is the last comet that has passed close to the Earth, that of the Rosetta mission and the Philae probe. A business that fascinated me and kidnapped me at a very young age. I imagined the probe attached to the comet slamming into space forever.”

Crate diggers can snag A Personal Voyage when it drops through Maple Death Records on May 26th. Until then, y’all can settle for playing “Cavalcando la Cometa 67P” on repeat below.

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