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Ohr (record label)

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Parent company  Metronome
Founder  Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser
Country of origin  Germany
Status  Inactive
Date founded  1970
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Genre  Psychedelic/progressive/folk/electronic
Albums  Electronic Meditation, Zeit, Alpha Centauri, Atem, Join Inn

Ohr ("Ear") was an influential German electronic/experimental record label set up by Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser in 1970. It released the debut albums of Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze.

History

The first five Ohr releases featured sleeves by Reinhard Hippen, all with dismembered baby doll parts as a central aspect of the imagery. These were Tangerine Dream's Electronic Meditation, Bernt Witthüser's Lieder von Vampiren..., Embryo's Opal, Floh de Cologne's FliesbandbabysBeatShow, and Limbus 4's Mandalas.

Other releases included Klaus Schulze, Ash Ra Tempel, Cosmic Jokers, Guru Guru, Popol Vuh, Sergius Golowin, Amon Düül, Birth Control, Witthüser & Westrupp, and numerous others. The Ohr office in New York City was run by Neil Kempfer-Stocker.

Kaiser also set up the label Pilz for more folkish/ethnic releases – such as Popol Vuh, Wallenstein and Holderlin's Traum. Further to this, he also set up the Cosmic Couriers label for more space-rock type releases – Cosmic Jokers, Ash Ra Tempel, Manuel Gottsching, et al.

Brain Records was set up when two disgruntled A&R men left Ohr to start their own label, taking Guru Guru with them.

References

Ohr (record label) Wikipedia


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