Ohr (record label)

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Ohr
Ohr label.jpg
Parent company Metronome
Founded 1970
Founder Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser
Status Inactive
Genre Psychedelic/progressive/folk/electronic
Country of origin Germany

Ohr 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[edit]

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.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Catalog No. Artist Title Year
OMM 56000 Floh de Cologne Fließbandbabys Beat Show March 1970
OMM 56001 Limbus 4 Mandalas March 1970
OMM 56002 Bernd Witthüser Lieder von Vampiren... March 1970
OMM 56003 Embryo Opal April 1970
OMM 56004 Tangerine Dream Electronic Meditation June 1970
OMM 56005 Guru Guru UFO June 1970
OMM 2/56006 Various Ohrenschmaus September 1970
OMM 56007 Annexus Quam Osmose September 1970
OMM 56008 Amon Düül Paradieswärts Düül January 1971
OMM 56009 Roger Bunn Peace of Mind 1971
OMM 56010 Floh de Cologne Rockoper Profitgeier (live) January 1971
OMM 56011 Paul und Limpe Fuchs/Anima Stürmischer Himmel January 1971
OMM 56012 Tangerine Dream Alpha Centauri January 1971
OMM 56013 Ash Ra Tempel Ash Ra Tempel March 1971
OMM 56014 Xhol Hau-RUK March 1971
OMM 56015 Birth Control Operation March 1971
OMM 56016 Witthüser & Westrupp Trips und Träume March 1971
OMM 556017 Guru Guru Hinten July 1971
OMM 2/56018 Various Mittens Ins Ohr (sampler)
OMM 556019 Mythos Mythos January 1972
OMM 556020 Ash Ra Tempel Schwingungen March 1972
OMM 2/56021 Tangerine Dream Zeit May 1972
OMM 556022 Klaus Schulze Irrlicht May 1972
OMM 556023 Walpurgis Queen Of Saba June 1972
OMM 556024 Xhol Motherfuckers GmbH & Co. KG 1972
OMM 556025 Birth Control Believe In The Pill 1972
OMM 2/56027 Various Kosmische Musik July 1972
OMM 556028 Annexus Quam Beziehungen July 1972
OMM 2/56029 Floh de Cologne Lucky Strike Live November 1972
OMM 556030 Arno Clauss An Tante Gertie in Zons am Rhein 1972
OMM 556031 Tangerine Dream Atem January 1973
OMM 556032 Ash Ra Tempel Join Inn January 1973
OMM 556033 Floh de Cologne Geyer-Symphonie 1973

Singles[edit]

Catalog No. Artist Title Year
OS 57.000 Amon Düül Eternal Flow / Paramechanical World 1970
OS 57.001 Floh de Cologne St. Pauli, Du mein Loch zur Welt / Bruno-Lied 1970
OS 57.002 Witthüser & Westrupp Einst kommt die Nacht / Wer schwimmt dort (Flipper) 1970
OS 57.003 Birth Control Hope / Rollin’ 1970
OS 57.004 Witthüser & Westrupp Nimm einen Joint / Lasst uns auf die Reise gehen 1971
OS 57.005 Birth Control The Work Is Done / Flesh And Blood 1971
OS 57.006 Tangerine Dream Ultima Thule 1971
OS 57.007 Birth Control What’s Your Name / Believe In The Pill 1972
OS 57.008 Golgatha Dies Irae / Children’s Game 1972
OS 57.009 Floh de Cologne Emil in Erkenschwick / Zahlen mußt Du 1972
OS 57.011 Arno Clauss Karlchen oder So kann das nicht weitergeh’n /
Manchen Leuten möchte ich gerne in die Fresse schlagen
OS 57.012 Floh de Cologne Der Löwenthaler / Bayerisches Heimatlied (with Dieter Süverkrüp) 1973

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Julian Cope 'Krautrocksampler' (Head Heritage 1995)
  • Ohr Records Discography 1 [1]
  • Ohr Records Discography 2 [2]

External links[edit]

  • More discographies [3]