The first line-up included Sergio, Mara (both previously with 5# Braccio) and Carlo on vocals, Papalla on bass, Luca on guitar, Antonio on drums (the last two ex-Fiori Del Male), and Piero on saxophone. First gig was in June '83 in Bologna at 'Festival dell'Autonomia'.
When Luca left the band Antonio moving to guitar, with Claudietto (Kollettivo) temporarily on drums.
In the Summer of 1983 Carlo, Papalla and Piero left the band; in the Autumn Massimo (Fiori Del Male) on drums and Gianpiero (Kina) on bass joined the band; in the Winter '84 Stefano Giaccone (Franti) on sax and second guitar complete the definitive line-up.
In March started the recordings for the split Lp with Franti, out in late Spring '84, self released by the bands; the songs “Sbarre” was used on the 'International P.E.A.C.E. Benefit Compilation' (a double album first released by R Radical Records, the label run by MDC’s Dave Dictor, in association with the San Francisco Bay Area punk fanzine Maximum RocknRoll).
In December '84 a mini tour of 4 dates in Germany with Kina: Freiburg, Berlin and Göttingen.
In May 1985 released their second and last record, the 12" 'Cineocchio! Storia E Memoria' produced by Blu Bus from Aosta;
The 14 June 1985 played their last gig at Massaua theather in Torino;
Contrazione disbanded in June of 1985.
In the late 80's Sergio founded Panico.
June: Bologna at 'Festival dell'Autonomia'
June: at Virus, Milano
July: at Giargini del Gas, Torino
29 October: at Centro D'Incontro Vanchiglia, Torino
November: at Virus, Milano
December: at Centro D'Incontro Vanchiglia, Torino
January: Torino, support European tour of MDC, with Negazione, Kollettivo, Contropotere, Peggio Punx, Impact
10 March: at Tuwat, Carpi (Modena), with Franti
11 March: Ancona, with Franti
20 May: at C.S. Leoncavallo, Milano
31 May: at Teatro Ambra, Torino with Kina, Negazione, Kollettivo, Declino, Bellial
9 June: Fiorenzuola (Piacenza)
22 June: Carmagnola (Torino)
23 June: Bergamo
29, 30 June, 1 July: Torino, "Meeting Anarco Punk", Italia '61 park, with Kollettivo, Negazione, Declino, DDT, Bedboys, Ballial, Istinti Repressi, Cani Putridi, Kina, CCM, Putrid Fever, I Refuse It!, Wardogs, Shawnees, MAF, Drastik, Chain Reaction, Porno Patrol, Sfits
29 September: Venezia, "Meeting Internazionale Anarchico"
2 December: at C.S. Leoncavallo, Milano
24 December: at AZ, Freiburg
28 December: at Nox, Berlin
29 December: at Blockshock, Berlin
30 December: Göttingen
10 February: Bologna
16 February: Moncalieri (Torino)
31 February: Torino
27 May: at Tuwat, Carpi (Modena)
2 June: Vignola (Modena)
14 June: at Teatro Massaua, Torino, with Franti and Joel Orchestra
Contrazione Discography Tracks
|none||Contrazione / Franti||Contrazione / Franti - Contrazione / Franti (LP)||Not On Label (Contrazione Self-released), Not On Label (Franti Self-released)||none||Italy||1984||Sell This Version|
|BLU BUS 03||Contrazione||Cineocchio! Storia E Memoria (12", MiniAlbum)||Blu Bus||BLU BUS 03||Italy||1985||Sell This Version|
|none||Contrazione||1983/85 - Storia & Memoria (Box, Boo + CD, Comp)||Nautilus||none||Italy||2006||Sell This Version|
|none||Contrazione||Benefit C.D.A. (Comitato Difesa Anarchici) (Cass, Comp)||Semo D.I.Y. Tapes||none||Italy||Unknown||Sell This Version|