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Progressive and avantgarde record label founded in 1973 by producer, graphic designer & art director Gianni Sassi.
Releases on file (23)
Opus Avantra — Strata Opus Avantra — Strata
(Cramps Records Artis ARCD 011, 1989, CD)
Opus Avantra — Donella del Monaco (AKA Introspezione) Opus Avantra — Donella del Monaco (AKA Introspezione)
(Cramps Records Artis ARCD 002, 1974/1989, CD)
Area — Crac! Area — Crac!
(Cramps Records CRSCD 003, 1975/1990, CD)
Various Artists — Pioggia nel Deserto Various Artists — Pioggia nel Deserto
(Cramps Records Artis ARCD 019, 1992, CD)
Various Artists — Tarzan Compilation Various Artists — Tarzan Compilation
(Cramps Records Artis ARCD 043, 1972/1992, CD)
Canzoniere del Lazio — Miradas Canzoniere del Lazio — Miradas
(Cramps Records 522 568-2, 1977/1994, CD)
Opus Avantra — Lyrics Opus Avantra — Lyrics
(Cramps Records Artis ARCD 023, 1995, CD)
David Tudor — Microphone David Tudor — Microphone
(Cramps Records CRSCD116, 1973/1995, CD)
Area  — Concerto Teatro Uomo Area — Concerto Teatro Uomo
(Cramps Records CRSCD 011/012, 1996, 2CD)
Area  — Parigi-Lisbona Area — Parigi-Lisbona
(Cramps Records CRSCD 018, 1996, CD)
Arti e Mestieri  — Quinto Stato Arti e Mestieri — Quinto Stato
(Cramps Records CRSCD 014, 1979/2002, CD)
Area — Anto/Logicamente Area — Anto/Logicamente
(Cramps Records CRSCD 006, 1977/2002, CD)
Various Artists — Caged / Uncaged Various Artists — Caged / Uncaged
(Cramps Records 0138652CRA, 1993/2002, CD)
Various Artists — 1979: Il Concerto - Omaggio a Demetrio Stratos Various Artists — 1979: Il Concerto - Omaggio a Demetrio Stratos
(Cramps Records 0136532CRA, 1979/2006, 2CD)
Area  — Gioia e Rivoluzione Area — Gioia e Rivoluzione
(Cramps Records POCE-1169, 1993/2007, CD)
Area — Maledetti (Maudits) Area — Maledetti (Maudits)
(Cramps Records CRSCD 005, 1976/2007, CD)
Area — Arbeit Macht Frei Area — Arbeit Macht Frei
(Cramps Records CRSCD 001, 1973/2009, CD)
Area — Caution Radiation Area Area — Caution Radiation Area
(Cramps Records CRSCD 002, 1974/2009, CD)
Area — Are(A)zione Area — Are(A)zione
(Cramps Records CRSCD 004, 1975/2009, CD)
Opus Avantra — Lord Cromwell Plays Suite for Seven Vices Opus Avantra — Lord Cromwell Plays Suite for Seven Vices
(Cramps Records Artis ARCD003, 1975/2011, CD)
Arti + Mestieri  — Giro di Valzer per Domani Arti + Mestieri — Giro di Valzer per Domani
(Cramps Records 88843073662, 1975/2014, CD)
Arti e Mestieri — Universi Paralleli Arti e Mestieri — Universi Paralleli
(Cramps Records 88875126942, 2015, CD)
Il Rovescio della Medaglia — Tribal Domestic Il Rovescio della Medaglia — Tribal Domestic
(Cramps Records 88895367542, 2016, CD)

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