I was born in 1970 in Savona and I currently live in Milan, Italy. I began my experiments with music in the early ’90s using mainly tapes and objects. A few years later I also started to use synthesizers, samplers and other electronic devices, and founded the Lips Vago Digital Studio.
My most well-known projects are Amon and Never Known. During the late ’90s/early ’00s several of my releases in the field of Ambient/Dark Ambient music have been published by labels such as Eibon Records, Nextera, Amplexus, Silentes, Drone Records, Taâlem, etc. on CD and other medias.
For some time I was also responsible of other projects dealing with different styles of electronic music ranging from Lo-Fi/Weird/Cheap Electronica to IDM (Wolkspurz & Ramirez, Lips Vago) to Dada/Noise/Nonsense (Spiral).
With the turn of the century I started recording and releasing Experimental/Ambient tracks under my own name, in duo with Giuseppe Verticchio/Nimh as Hall of Mirrors, with Davide Del Col (Ornament, Echran, Antikatechon) as Molnija Aura, and again in duo with Andrea “Ics” Ferraris as “Sil Muir“. Later on I was also involved in two collective projects: Maribor with Giuseppe Verticchio, Maurizio Bianchi, Stefano Gentile, Pierpaolo Zoppo and Gianluca Favaron, and Meerkat with Andrea Ferraris, Davide Valecchi/aal, Fabio Selvafiorita, Luca Bergero/Fhievel, Logoplasm, Luca Sigurtà, Matteo Uggeri/Hue and Adriano Zanni/Punck.
During the years I also had the chance to collaborate in the studio – and/or sometimes to play live – with other friends/musicians/artists: Nefelheim, Madame P, Fausto Balbo, Aidan Baker, Dronaement, Bugo, Krell, Femina Faber, a034, Florian Filsinger, Roberto Bellatalla, Elephant Zyclus, Kabal, Moan, OvO, Ventolin Orchestra, Sparkle in Grey, Mark Hamn, V/VM, Manuele Cecconello, Amalia Del Ponte, K11, Subterranean Source, Raffaele Serra, Biped, ODRZ…
Between 1995 and 2013 I ran a small label called Afe. Among the many musicians that I had the pleasure to host I would like to mention Maurizio Bianchi, Bad Sector, Maeror Tri, Telepherique, De Fabriek, Ultra Milkmaids, Aidan Baker, Ovum, Steve Brand, Logoplasm, Ellende, Bestia Centauri, True Colour of Blood, Gerstein, Dronaement, Frog Pocket, Moan, Nimh, Brian Lavelle…
After a few years of hiatus, in late 2017/early 2018 I re-built my studio in a new location and began to work on new projects.
Andrea Marutti’s tracks