Hailing from Bogotá, Colombia, Ságan is a creative duo who distinguish themselves through their obsession with the universe and taking their audience on a journey. This shows in their cover art and in their music, which is filled with soundscapes that resemble the experience of floating in outer space, or at least inhabiting an echo chamber.
The band started around the early months of 2015. They’ve released a single and Cada Célula, an EP with seven songs that opens with “Oceánico,” the first composition the duo made. After realizing the good chemistry the duo had while creating “Oceánico,” María Mónica Gutiérrez and Felipe Ortega decided to make more music to match that first collaboration. Computers replaced the acoustic instruments they were used to through their other musical projects, and what followed was two months of hard work and a new record.
“Universal” is a more typical approach to the tempo of electronic music everyone recognizes, while “Piedras” is closer to trip hop. “Bidimensional” is a calm song in which Gutiérrez showcases her vocals in all their introspective glory.
Ságan shares certain vocal qualities and sampling patterns with Grimes and FKA Twigs, but the Spanish vocals make for a different approach. Gutiérrez’s phrasing and timbre stand out, and combined with the instrumentation, their songs are soothing and calm.
According to reviews, their live set is a nonstop journey with visuals that highlight their cosmic aesthetic. It’s good news for those looking for a cohesive electronica show. If you have the chance, catch them at the end of this month at Bogotá’s Hermoso Ruido Festival.
Get to know the rest of the acts performing at Hermoso Ruido right here.