|Genre||Electronic, krautrock, progressive rock, experimental, industrial, ambient|
|Country of origin||Germany|
Sky Records was a Hamburg, Germany-based independent record label specializing in krautrock/Kosmische Musik and electronic music. Some of their releases could be classified as progressive rock or art rock, experimental music, industrial, ambient, or new age. No new releases appeared after 1998.
Sky Records was founded in 1975 by Günter Körber after he left Metronome Musik, the parent company of influential krautrock/Kosmische label Brain Records. Körber was able to sign several former Brain Records recording artists to his new label, most notably Cluster just as they began a successful collaboration with Brian Eno. The success of the albums Cluster & Eno in 1977 and After the Heat in 1978 helped put Sky on a solid financial footing. Other former Brain artists signing with Sky included Thirsty Moon and Michael Rother shortly after his departure from Neu! and Harmonia.
Other notable artists who recorded for Sky Records include Nik Tyndall, Moebius & Plank, Conrad Schnitzler, Asmus Tietchens, Earthstar, Serge Blenner, Harald Grosskopf, Adelbert von Deyen, Insane Jane, and Dieter Schütz. Both Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius of Cluster released solo albums and collaborations on Sky.
In the 1990s Sky Records mainly reissued earlier albums from their catalog on CD. It closed down in 1997. The Discogs website entry for Sky Records lists them as defunct.
- Discogs Sky Records