Ohr

Ohr

Profile:
Pioneering early Berlin rock, jazz, electronic and experimental music label. Ohr is well known as one of the key labels of the Krautrock scene, established by Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser with some assistance from Peter Meisel, it also spawned the Die Kosmischen Kuriere and Kosmische Musik labels.
The first Ohr LP was released in April 1970. The final release was completed in December 1973 (released early 1974). In this time, they released 33 albums (four of which were double LPs) and twelve 7" singles.
Ohr and its partner labels: Kosmische Musik and Pilz (2) ran into difficulties with litigation raised against the company by some of its signed artists, causing the seizure of all assets and shutting down of Ohr and related labels in 1975. The label archives were stored at Dierks Studios's vaults, and later on many releases (whose rights had not reverted to the original artists) were licensed out via partners of Dieter Dierks' own Venus Records GmbH.

Originals
The first 17 Ohr LPs had a 5-digit catalogue number. These were numbers 56.000 to 56.016.
The next 12 single LP releases had 6 digit catalogue numbers. These were number 556.016 to 556.033.
The second editions of the first 17 album also had 6 digit catalogue numbers. These date from 1972 and 1973.
The 7" singles were all given catalogue numbers from OS 57.000 to 57.012.

The first 5 LPs had uniformly designed sleeves by Reinhard Hippen (of which first editions showed a hatch on the front sleeve for an included balloon). Many others also came with novelty sleeves, and some with inserts or posters.

LP 556.026 and 7" OS 57.010 were never released. The unreleased LP is rumoured to have been by Golgatha (3).

Reissues
From the early 1980s on many Ohr LPs were reissued by BERNHARD MIKULSKI Schallplatten-Vertriebs-GmbH, often with original cover and label artwork. These can usually be recognized by the "Pop Import" logo and address on the cover. For some more popular titles many different pressings exist (often with different labels like PDU, Die Kosmischen Kuriere or black Cosmic Music labels). Some also have a 3-phase circle logo (meaning unknown) and Venus Records logo. Later ones from the early 1990s (now with Mikulski trading as ZYX Music) redesigned the logos again, and many appeared as budget issues in single sleeves.
In the mid-late 1990s Think Progressive issued a few titles as heavy vinyl, and Spalax in France issued many on CD (first issues often with Ohr logos), and some also appeared on Repertoire CD.
ZYX Music also issued CDs in Germany, first circa 1992 to 1994 with OHRCD numbers, and 1999+ (CD and LP) reissues all featured the following 4 logos: Ohr, Pilz, Ohr Today, Die Kosmischen Kuriere (it is customary to list all these logo/labels on Discogs).

Label Code: LC 2127 (Ohr and other labels owned by Bernhard Mikulski GmbH and/or ZYX Music 1978 or later).

Ohr Today was a label established by Dieter Dierks and Bernhard Mikulski GmbH in 1982.

Documenting labels via the logos and working out what are company names can be complex on Discogs. Basically, if it has an Ohr logo then list it and all other label brands. Identify distributors, publishers and marketing and add as appropriate. If in doubt compare other similar releases already on Discogs.
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
Ohr Musik Produktion
1 Berlin 31
Wittelsbacher Straße 18
Tel: 0311/88 10 681
(defunct)
[l17240]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
14246 Ash Ra Tempel Join Inn(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, MSI 14246 France Unknown Sell This Version
14291 Floh De Cologne Lucky Streik(CD, Album, RE, Gat) Ohr, Ohr 14291 France 1993 Sell This Version
14294 The Symphonic Rock Orchestra Wallenstein* Stories, Songs & Symphonies (Album) 14294 France 1993 Sell This Version
14295 Guru Guru Hinten(CD, Album, RE, Gat) Ohr, Ohr 14295 France 1993 Sell This Version
14296 Guru Guru UFO (Album) 14296 France 1994 Sell This Version
14299 Birth Control Operation(CD, Album, RE, Gat) Ohr, Ohr 14299 France 1993 Sell This Version
14811 Annexus Quam Beziehungen(CD, Album, RE, Gat) Ohr, Ohr 14811 France 1993 Sell This Version
14879 Mythos (4) Mythos (Album) 14879 France 1994 Sell This Version
14900 Walter Wegmüller Tarot(2xCD, Ltd, RE + Box, + T) Spalax Music, Ohr 14900 France 1994 Sell This Version
70011-1 Floh De Cologne Rockoper Profitgeier(LP, Album, RE) Ohr 70011-1 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
840.103 Popol Vuh Music From The Film "Aguirre"(LP, Album, Qua) Cosmic Music (2) 840.103 France 1976 Sell This Version
840.104 Klaus Schulze, Ash Ra Tempel Klaus Schulze, Ash Ra Tempel - Join Inn(LP, Album, Quad) Cosmic Music (2), Ohr 840.104 France 1975 Sell This Version
840.105 Galactic Supermarket Galactic Supermarket(LP, Quad, Album) Cosmic Music (2) 840.105 France 1975 Sell This Version
940 509 Tangerine Dream Alpha Centauri(LP, Album, Gat) Ohr, Cosmic Music (2) 940 509 France 1975 Sell This Version
940.115/16 Klaus Schulze / Ash Ra Tempel / The Cosmic Jokers* Klaus Schulze / Ash Ra Tempel / The Cosmic Jokers* - Discover Cosmic - The Klaus Schulze Sessions(2xLP, Comp) Cosmic Music (2) 940.115/16 France 1977 Sell This Version
CD 076 Xhol Hau-RUK(CD, Album, RE) Garden Of Delights CD 076 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
CD 14206 Mythos (4) Dreamlab(CD, Album, RE, Gat) Spalax, Ohr CD 14206 France 1993 Sell This Version
CD14292 The Cosmic Jokers Galactic Supermarket (Album) CD14292 France 1994 Sell This Version
CD14293 The Cosmic Jokers The Cosmic Jokers (Album) CD14293 France 1994 Sell This Version
CD 14884 Cosmic Jokers* Sci Fi Party (Comp) CD 14884 France 1994 Sell This Version
CD 14885 Sternenmädchen Gilles Zeitschiff(CD, Comp, Mixed, RE) Spalax Music, Ohr CD 14885 France 1994 Sell This Version
CD 556005-2 Guru Guru UFO(CD, Album, RE) Ohr, ZYX Music CD 556005-2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
CLE 33002 Ash Ra Tempel Starring Rosi(LP, Album, Quad) Cosmic Music (2), Clementine Disques CLE 33002 France 1973 Sell This Version
CTCD-628 Annexus Quam Osmose(CD, Album, RE, RM, Ltd, Pap) Captain Trip Records, Ohr CTCD-628 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
CTCD-629 Annexus Quam Beziehungen(CD, Album, RE, RM, Ltd, Pap) Captain Trip Records, Ohr CTCD-629 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
KICP 2743 Guru Guru Hinten(CD, Album, RE) Nexus (3), Ohr KICP 2743 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
KM 58.017 Popol Vuh Einsjäger & Siebenjäger (Album) KM 58.017 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
L-35450 Tangerine Dream Electronic Meditation(LP, Album) Interfusion L-35450 New Zealand 1972 Sell This Version
MIR100706 Embryo (3) Opal(LP, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE) Мирумир MIR100706 Russia 2013 Sell This Version
NQ 20018 Birth Control Operation(LP, Album, RP) Negram NQ 20018 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
OHR 69001-2 Anima Der Regt Mich Auf / A Controversy(2xCD, Album, RE) Ohr, Pilz (2), Ohr Today, ZYX Music OHR 69001-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
OHR 69002-2 Witthüser & Westrupp Live *68-*73(2xCD, Album, RE) Ohr, Pilz (2), Ohr Today, Die Kosmischen Kuriere OHR 69002-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
OHR 70001-2 Anima Anima(CD, Album, RE) Ohr, Pilz (2), Ohr Today, Die Kosmischen Kuriere OHR 70001-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
OHR 70002-2 Anima-Sound Stürmischer Himmel(CD, Album, RE) Ohr, Pilz (2), Ohr Today, Die Kosmischen Kuriere OHR 70002-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
OHR 70003-2 Annexus Quam Beziehungen(CD, Album, RE) Ohr, Pilz (2), Ohr Today, Die Kosmischen Kuriere OHR 70003-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
OHR 70004-2 Annexus Quam Osmose(CD, Album, RE) Ohr, Pilz (2), Ohr Today, Die Kosmischen Kuriere OHR 70004-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
OHR 70005-2 Arno Clauss An Tante Gertie In Zons Am Rhein(CD, Album) Ohr Today, Ohr, Pilz (2), Die Kosmischen Kuriere OHR 70005-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
OHR 70006-2 Jerry Berkers Unterwegs(CD, Album, RE) Ohr, Pilz (2), Ohr Today, Die Kosmischen Kuriere OHR 70006-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
OHR 70007-1 Bröselmaschine Bröselmaschine(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Ohr, Pilz (2), Ohr Today, Die Kosmischen Kuriere OHR 70007-1 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
OHR 70007-2 Bröselmaschine Bröselmaschine(CD, Album, RE) Ohr, Pilz (2), Ohr Today, Die Kosmischen Kuriere OHR 70007-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
Ohr 70009-2 Floh De Cologne Geyer-Symphonie (CD, Album, RE) Ohr, Pilz (2), Ohr Today, Die Kosmischen Kuriere Ohr 70009-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
OHR 70011-2 Floh De Cologne Profitgeier(CD, Album, RE) Ohr, Pilz (2), Ohr Today, Die Kosmischen Kuriere OHR 70011-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
OHR 70013-2 Sergius Golowin Lord Krishna Von Goloka(CD, Album, RE) Ohr, Pilz (2), Ohr Today, Die Kosmischen Kuriere OHR 70013-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
OHR 70014-1 Guru Guru UFO(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Ohr, Pilz (2), Ohr Today, Die Kosmischen Kuriere OHR 70014-1 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
OHR 70014-2 Guru Guru UFO (Album) OHR 70014-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
OHR 70015-2 Guru Guru Hinten(CD, Album, RE) Ohr, Pilz (2), Ohr Today, Die Kosmischen Kuriere OHR 70015-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
OHR 70016-2 Hölderlin* Hölderlins Traum (Album) OHR 70016-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
OHR 70018-1 Limbus 4 Mandalas(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Ohr, Pilz (2), Ohr Today, Die Kosmischen Kuriere OHR 70018-1 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
OHR 70018-2 Limbus 4 Mandalas(CD, Album, RE) Ohr, Pilz (2), Ohr Today, Die Kosmischen Kuriere OHR 70018-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
OHR 70019-1 Mythos (4) Mythos (Album) OHR 70019-1 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
OHR 70019-2 Mythos (4) Mythos (Album) OHR 70019-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
OHR 70020-2 Mythos (4) Dreamlab(CD, Album, RE) Ohr, Pilz (2), Ohr Today, Die Kosmischen Kuriere OHR 70020-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
OHR 70021-2 Mythos (4) Strange Guys(CD, Album, RE) Ohr, Pilz (2), Ohr Today, Die Kosmischen Kuriere OHR 70021-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
OHR 70022-2 Popol Vuh Hosianna Mantra(CD) Ohr, Pilz (2), Ohr Today, Die Kosmischen Kuriere OHR 70022-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
OHR 70024-2 Popol Vuh In Den Gärten Pharaos(CD, Album, RE) Ohr, Pilz (2), Ohr Today, Die Kosmischen Kuriere OHR 70024-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
OHR 70025-2 Popol Vuh Seligpreisung(CD, RE) Ohr, Pilz (2), Ohr Today, Die Kosmischen Kuriere OHR 70025-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
OHR 70030-1 Walpurgis Queen Of Saba(LP, Album, RE) Ohr, Pilz (2), Ohr Today, Die Kosmischen Kuriere OHR 70030-1 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
OHR 70030-2 Walpurgis Queen Of Saba(CD, Album, RE) Ohr, Pilz (2), Ohr Today, Die Kosmischen Kuriere OHR 70030-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
OHR 70031-2 Wallenstein Mother Universe(CD, Album, RE) Ohr, Pilz (2), Ohr Today, Die Kosmischen Kuriere OHR 70031-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
OHR 70032-2 Wallenstein Cosmic Century(CD, Album, RE) Ohr, Pilz (2), Ohr Today, Die Kosmischen Kuriere OHR 70032-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
OHR 70033-2 The Symphonic Rock Orchestra Wallenstein* Stories, Songs & Symphonies(CD, Album, RE) Ohr, Pilz (2), Ohr Today, Die Kosmischen Kuriere OHR 70033-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
OHR 70034-1 Wallenstein Blitzkrieg(LP, Album, RE) Ohr, Pilz (2), Ohr Today, Die Kosmischen Kuriere OHR 70034-1 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
OHR 70034-2 Wallenstein Blitzkrieg(CD, Album, RE) Ohr, Pilz (2), Ohr Today, Die Kosmischen Kuriere OHR 70034-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
OHR 70035-2 Witthüser & Westrupp Bauer Plath(CD, Album, RE) Ohr, Pilz (2), Ohr Today, Die Kosmischen Kuriere OHR 70035-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
OHR 70036-1 Witthüser + Westrupp* Trips + Träume(LP, Album, RE) Ohr, Pilz (2), Ohr Today, Die Kosmischen Kuriere OHR 70036-1 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
OHR 70036-2 Witthüser & Westrupp Trips + Träume(CD, Album, RE) Ohr, Pilz (2), Ohr Today, Die Kosmischen Kuriere OHR 70036-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
OHR 70037-2 Witthüser & Westrupp Der Jesuspilz / Musik Vom Evangelium(CD, Album, RE) Ohr, Pilz (2), Ohr Today, Die Kosmischen Kuriere OHR 70037-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
OHR 70038-1 Bernd Witthüser Lieder Von Vampiren, Nonnen Und Toten(LP, Album, RE) Ohr, Pilz (2), Ohr Today, Die Kosmischen Kuriere OHR 70038-1 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
OHR 70038-2 Bernd Witthüser Lieder Von Vampiren, Nonnen Und Toten (Album) OHR 70038-2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
OHR 70040-2 Xhol Motherfuckers GmbH & Co KG(CD, Album, RE) Ohr, Pilz (2), Ohr Today, Die Kosmischen Kuriere OHR 70040-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
OHR 70041-2 Mythos (4) Concrete City(CD, Album, RE) Ohr, Pilz (2), Ohr Today, Die Kosmischen Kuriere OHR 70041-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
OHR 70042-1 Floh De Cologne Fließbandbabys Beat-Show(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Ohr, Ohr OHR 70042-1 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
OHR 70042-2 Floh De Cologne Fließbandbabys Beat-Show (Album) OHR 70042-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
OHR 70044-2 Birth Control Getting There(CD, Album) Ohr, Pilz (2), Ohr Today, Die Kosmischen Kuriere OHR 70044-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
OHR 70045-2 Peter Bursch Und Die Bröselmaschine* Peter Bursch Und Die Bröselmaschine* - Bröselmaschine 2(CD, Album, RE) Ohr, Pilz (2), Ohr Today, Die Kosmischen Kuriere OHR 70045-2 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
OHR 556028 Annexus Quam Beziehungen(LP) Ohr, ZYX Music OHR 556028 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
OHRCD 56002 Bernd Witthüser Lieder von Vampiren, Nonnen Und Toten(CD, Album) Ohr OHRCD 56002 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
OHRCD 556015 Birth Control Operation(CD, Album, RE) Ohr, ZYX Music OHRCD 556015 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
OHRCD 556016 Witthüser & Westrupp Trips + Träume(CD, Album, RE) Ohr, ZYX Music OHRCD 556016 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
OHRCD 556017 Guru Guru Hinten(CD, Album, RE) Ohr, ZYX Music OHRCD 556017 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
OMM 56000 Floh De Cologne Fließbandbabys Beat-Show (Album) OMM 56000 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
OMM 56001 Limbus 4 Mandalas (Album) OMM 56001 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
OMM 56002 Bernd Witthüser Lieder Von Vampiren, Nonnen Und Toten (Album) OMM 56002 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
OMM 56003 Embryo (3) Opal(LP, Album) Ohr, Ohr OMM 56003 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
OMM 56004 Tangerine Dream Electronic Meditation(LP, Album) Ohr, Ohr OMM 56004 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
OMM 56 005 Guru Guru UFO (Album) OMM 56 005 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
OMM 56.007 Annexus Quam Osmose(LP, Album) Ohr OMM 56.007 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
OMM 56.008 Amon Düül Paradieswärts Düül(LP, Album) Ohr OMM 56.008 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
OMM 56.009 Roger Bunn Piece Of Mind(LP, Album) Ohr, Ohr OMM 56.009 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
OMM 56010 Floh De Cologne Rockoper Profitgeier (Album) OMM 56010 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
OMM 56011 Anima-Sound Stürmischer Himmel(LP) Ohr OMM 56011 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
OMM 56.012 Tangerine Dream Alpha Centauri(LP, Album, Gat) Ohr, Ohr OMM 56.012 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
OMM 56.013 Ash Ra Tempel Ash Ra Tempel (Album) OMM 56.013 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
OMM 56014 Xhol Hau-Ruk(LP, Album) Ohr, Ohr, Ohr OMM 56014 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
OMM 56.015 Birth Control Operation(LP, Album) Ohr OMM 56.015 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
OMM 56 016 Witthüser + Westrupp* Trips + Träume(LP, Album, Gat) Ohr, Ohr OMM 56 016 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
OMM 2/56.006 Various Ohrenschmaus(2xLP, Comp) Ohr, Ohr, Stern Musik, Stern Musik OMM 2/56.006 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
OMM 2/56018 Various Mitten Ins Ohr(2xLP, Comp) Ohr OMM 2/56018 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
OMM 2/56021 Tangerine Dream Zeit (Album) OMM 2/56021 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
OMM 2/56027 Various Kosmische Musik(2xLP, Comp) Ohr OMM 2/56027 Germany 1972 Sell This Version

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Ohr original LP releases

OMM 56 000 - Floh De Cologne - FLIEßBANDBABY'S BEAT-SHOW (April 1970) gatefold + balloon
OMM 56 001 - Limbus 4 - MANDALAS (1970) gatefold + balloon
OMM 56 002 - Bernd Witthüser - LEIDER VON VAMPIREN, NONNEN UND TOTEN (May 1970) gatefold + balloon
OMM 56 003 - Embryo - OPAL (October 1970) gatefold + balloon
OMM 56 004 - Tangerine Dream - ELECTRONIC MEDITATION (June 1970) gatefold + balloon
OMM 56 005 - Guru Guru - UFO (August 1970) gatefold (some came with a promotional poster and/or insert)
OMM 2/56 006 - v/a - OHRENSCHMAUS (1970) 2LP, sampler with original material (no extras known)
OMM 56 007 - Annexus Quam - OSMOSE (1970) elaborate multi-fold cover
OMM 56 008 - Amon Düül - PARA DIESWÄRTS DÜÜL (1971) single sleeve (no extras known)
OMM 56 009 - Roger Bunn - PIECE OF MIND (1971) no extras known
OMM 56 010 - Floh De Cologne - ROCKOPER PROFITGEIER (March 1971) novelty cover with pull-out vulture intestines, and with insert. 1st pressings on blood red vinyl, later pressing on putrid pink vinyl, final pressing on black vinyl
OMM 56 011 - Anima - STÜRMISCHER HIMMEL (1971) single sleeve (no extras known)
OMM 56 012 - Tangerine Dream - ALPHA CENTAURI (May 1971) gatefold (some came with a sticker and/or insert)
OMM 56 013 - Ash Ra Tempel - ASH RA TEMPEL (May 1971) novelty double centre-opening cover
OMM 56 014 - Xhol - HAU-RUK (1971) single sleeve (no extras known)
OMM 56 015 - Birth Control - OPERATION (June 1971) gatefold (no extras known)
OMM 56 016 - Witthüser+Westrupp - TRIPS+TRÄUME (May 1971) wallet-style gatefold (single card front, pocket rear with opening inside)
OMM 556 017 - Guru Guru - HINTEN (September 1971) gatefold (no extras known)
OMM 2/56 018 - v/a - MITTENS INS OHR (1972) 2LP, gatefold book cover, sampler (no extras known)
OMM 556 019 - Mythos - MYTHOS (1972) gatefold (no extras known)
OMM 556 020 - Ash Ra Tempel - SCHWINGUNGEN (April 1972) gatefold (no extras known)
OMM 2/56 021 - Tangerine Dream - ZEIT (May 1972) 2LP, gatefold with insert
OMM 556 022 - Klaus Schulze - IRRLICHT (1972) gatefold, with insert
OMM 556 023 - Walpurgis - QUEEN OF SABA (1972) gatefold (no extras known)
OMM 556 024 - Xhol - MOTHERFUCKERS GmbH & Co. KG (1972) single sleeve (no extras known)
OMM 556 025 - Birth Control - BELIEVE IN THE PILL (1973) compilation, single sleeve (no extras known)
OMM 556 026 - unreleased
OMM 2/56 027 - v/a - KOSMISCHE MUSIK (1972) 2LP, gatefold book cover, sampler with original material
OMM 556 028 - Annexus Quam - BEZIEHUNGEN (1972) single sleeve (no extras known)
OMM 2/56 029 - Floh De Cologne - LUCKY STREIK LIVE (March 1973) 2LP, gatefold with big 6-fold poster
OMM 556 030 - Arno Claus - AM TANTE GERTIE IN SONS AM RHEIN (1973) single sleeve (no extras known)
OMM 556 031 - Tangerine Dream - ATEM (May 1973) gatefold (no extras known)
OMM 556 032 - Ash Ra Tempel - JOIN INN (February 1973) single sleeve (no extras known)
OMM 556 033 - Floh De Cologne - GEYER SYMPHONIE (December 1973) single sleeve (no extras known)

An enhanced quote from "The Crack In The Cosmic Egg" CD-Rom, first posted on my Krautrockers group here on Discogs.
Release dates from: Rock In Deutschland (Taurus Press, Günter Ehnert 1975) correlated with other sources.
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