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never known: live at the cosmic egg, 10.06.2000

  Artist: Never Known
Title: Live at the Cosmic Egg, 10.06.2000
Format: CD-R in pro-printed cardboard sleeve
Tracks: 9
time: 54:18
Release date: April 2007
File under: Ambient


Track List:

1.  Promenade  3:53

2.  Spheres  4:54

3.  Third Waiting  4:32

4.  Naked Time  6:02

5.  Lost  3:48

Hila  7:44

7.  Gateway to the Stars  9:59

8.  Within a Memory  4:38

9.  Thaolian Dawn / On the Edge of Forever  8:46



Never Known is the earliest music project of Andrea Marutti, best known as Amon and as Afe label owner.

Andrea began his experiments with music in the early '90s using tapes and concrete elements. A few years later he also began to use synthesizers, samplers and other electronic devices, and founded the Lips Vago Digital Studio.

Several releases of Ambient / Dark Ambient music were published by labels such as Eibon Records, Amplexus, Drone Records, Taâlem, etc. on CD and other medias.

He is also responsible of many other projects dealing with different styles of electronic music ranging from Lo-Fi / Weird / Cheap Electronica to IDM (Wolkspurz & Ramirez, Lips Vago), Dada / Noise / Non-sense (Spiral).

Recently he also started recording and releasing experimental/ambient tracks under his own name, in duo with Nimh / Giuseppe Verticchio as Hall of Mirrors, and again in duo with Andrea "Ics" Ferraris as Sil Muir.

The first edition of Never Known's "Live at the Cosmic Egg, 10.06.2000" was originally published by Centiens, a division of Anaemic Waves Factory, in October 2000 and is sold-out since long time.

For this new edition, all tracks were remastered - and sometimes slightly reworked - from the original Dat recording by the author in March 2007 at Lips Vago Digital Studio.

The concert was performed at the Cosmic Egg Floatation Center opening party on June the 10th 2000, just a few weeks after "On the Edge of Forever", Never Known's fourth full-lenght album, was released by Eibon Records.

On such occasion Andrea Marutti played live renditions of selected numbers from the freshly released album, and also introduced new tracks that are still unreleased in a proper studio version at the moment.


"Accolgo con estremo piacere l'idea, da parte dell'amico Andrea Marutti, di ripubblicare (uscì già per la misconosciuta Centiens) questo live del 2000, nel quale figurano tracce dallo splendido "On the Edge of Forever" (Eibon) ed altri brani ad oggi ancora inediti. L'amalgama è riuscitissimo, e sebbene io veda sempre con un certo sospetto i live di musica elettronica, si percepisce qui quella componente aleatoria propria dello ‘spettacolo' dal vivo, unita alla certosina precisione che Andrea ripone in ogni cosa che fa', musica compresa."
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"..."Live at The Cosmic Egg" is a fascinating listening experience that takes the listener into a rich spacious environment that articulates the properties of sound movements, of duration and ambient aestheticism. It introduces us into a ravishing, ecstatic world of sounds, natural amplified noises that justify a mystical journey through the unknown... This astral-dreamy like voyage carries on sweet sonic soundscapes, suspenseful drones mixed with haunted electronic transmissions. It evocates the schematic division between equilibrium- foundation and energy-transformation. Some pieces feature sound materials taken from last studio releases... A real imaginative live performance that tries to extract the best from the spacious context. It experiences music as a "noumenon" or music as a ritualized activity."
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