Brain was a Hamburg-based record label prominent in the 1970s releasing several important Krautrock records by bands such as Neu!, Cluster and Guru Guru. Many of its more prominent records are currently being reissued on CD by Repertoire Records. Some Brain releases later proved highly influential. Brain 1004 was Neu!'s eponymous debut Neu!; Brain 1062 was Neu! 75, which undoubtedly contributed to the sound of punk rock.

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  • Brain war ein 1972 von Bruno Wendel und Günther Körber gegründetes Plattenlabel, auf dem in den 1970er Jahren viele prominente Vertreter des Krautrock und des Deutschrock veröffentlichten, darunter Neu!, Cluster und Guru Guru. (de)
  • Brain fue un prominente sello musical con base en Hamburgo, Alemania, clave en la difusión del género krautrock al publicar lanzamientos de bandas como NEU!, Cluster y Guru Guru. Actualmente muchas de sus publicaciones más relevantes están siendo re-editadas en CD por Repertoire Records. (es)
  • Brain è stata una etichetta musicale importante negli anni settanta, pubblicando numerose registrazioni di gruppi di genere krautrock: Neu!, Cluster e Guru Guru. Molte di queste sono state ripubblicate su CD da Repertoire Records. (it)
  • Brain Records was een Duits platenlabel dat in de jaren 70 actief was. Brain speelde samen met de labels Sky, Pilz en Ohr een grote rol in de evolutie van de krautrock. Het label had krautrockartiesten zoals Neu!, Cluster en Guru Guru maar bracht ook het eerste album van de Scorpions uit voor deze een heavymetalband werden en albums van Jane. Brain was geen apart platenbedrijf, maar een van de labels die waren gecreëerd door de Duitse platenmaatschappij Metronome Music GmbH, uit Hamburg. Het label was in 1972 in Hamburg opgericht door twee voormalige werknemers van Ohr Musik, Günter Körber en Bruno Wendel. Noch Metronome, noch werknemers Körber en Wendel hadden veel inspraak in de productie, opname, cover-art, artiesten en promotie; dit waren de zaken van de broers Meiser en van Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser en hun bedrijf Ohr Musik Production GmbH. Toen Metronome in 1975 opgenomen werd in PolyGram, verlieten Körber en Wendel Brain Records en richtten een het nieuwe label Sky Records op. PolyGram stopte op 31 december 1996 met Metronome. De catalogus van Brain kwam later in handen van Universal Music dat een voortzetting van PolyGram is. Het logo van Brain bevatte een schets van het profiel van een gezicht, met op de plaats van de hersenen het woord Brain. Het logo verscheen in het groot op de elpees, waarvan een hele reeks een groen label had. Enkele artiesten en bands waarvan er één of meerdere albums verschenen bij Brain zijn: * Birth Control * Cluster * Embryo * Eroc * Edgar Froese * Grobschnitt * Guru Guru * Harmonia * Kollektiv * Neu! * Novalis * Klaus Schulze * Popol Vuh * Schicke, Führs & Fröhling * Scorpions (eerste album) * Sperrmüll * Thirsty Moon (nl)
  • Brain est un label discographique allemand important dans les années 1970. Il a publié des disques de krautrock de groupes comme Neu!, Cluster et Guru Guru. (fr)
  • Brain Records foi uma gravadora de Hamburgo proeminente na década de 1970 que lançou diversos álbuns importantes de Krautrock de bandas como Neu!, Cluster e Guru Guru. Muitos de seus mais importantes álbuns foram relançados em CD pela Repertoire Records. (pt)
  • Brain was a Hamburg-based record label prominent in the 1970s releasing several important Krautrock records by bands such as Neu!, Cluster and Guru Guru. Many of its more prominent records are currently being reissued on CD by Repertoire Records. In the middle of 1971, Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser's management style at Ohr caused two of his A&R men, Bruno Wendel and Günter Körber, to leave Ohr and set up their own record company, which they called Brain. Wendel & Korber brought Guru Guru with them from Ohr, and immediately signed Cluster, who had recorded one LP for Philips; they soon recorded and released Cluster II. Brain was rapidly a success throughout West Germany and much of western Europe, although had little presence in the US. Signings throughout the seventies and into the eighties included Neu!, Cluster, Harmonia, Klaus Schulze, Edgar Froese, Guru Guru, Grobschnitt, Novalis, Jane, Birth Control, Embryo, Popol Vuh, Curly Curve, Scorpions, Electric Sun, Accept and many more. A later reissue series called Rock On Brain saw many early Brain recordings reissued, although mostly with entirely different sleeves and even album titles. Brain also reissued a number of recordings licensed to their parent company Metronome, such as Amon Düül's first album Psychedelic Underground. Many came out on the M2001 label which is closely linked to Brain. Brain licensed and issued a number of British releases for the West German market, in this case mainly featuring the original sleeves. These included Greenslade, Caravan, If, Spirogyra, Atomic Rooster, Alexis Korner, Gryphon and Steamhammer. There were of course exceptions - the Brain issue of Atomic Rooster's Nice n Greasy features an entirely different sleeve to the UK issue, and If's Double Diamond didn't receive a UK release at all. Some Brain releases later proved highly influential. Brain 1004 was Neu!'s eponymous debut Neu!; Brain 1062 was Neu! 75, which undoubtedly contributed to the sound of punk rock. Körber left in 1976 to start Sky Records, which released lots of Cluster-related music plus Michael Rother's early solo work, and bands like Streetmark. When he left the labels of Brain LPs changed from green to orange. (en)
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  • Brain war ein 1972 von Bruno Wendel und Günther Körber gegründetes Plattenlabel, auf dem in den 1970er Jahren viele prominente Vertreter des Krautrock und des Deutschrock veröffentlichten, darunter Neu!, Cluster und Guru Guru. (de)
  • Brain fue un prominente sello musical con base en Hamburgo, Alemania, clave en la difusión del género krautrock al publicar lanzamientos de bandas como NEU!, Cluster y Guru Guru. Actualmente muchas de sus publicaciones más relevantes están siendo re-editadas en CD por Repertoire Records. (es)
  • Brain è stata una etichetta musicale importante negli anni settanta, pubblicando numerose registrazioni di gruppi di genere krautrock: Neu!, Cluster e Guru Guru. Molte di queste sono state ripubblicate su CD da Repertoire Records. (it)
  • Brain est un label discographique allemand important dans les années 1970. Il a publié des disques de krautrock de groupes comme Neu!, Cluster et Guru Guru. (fr)
  • Brain Records foi uma gravadora de Hamburgo proeminente na década de 1970 que lançou diversos álbuns importantes de Krautrock de bandas como Neu!, Cluster e Guru Guru. Muitos de seus mais importantes álbuns foram relançados em CD pela Repertoire Records. (pt)
  • Brain Records was een Duits platenlabel dat in de jaren 70 actief was. Brain speelde samen met de labels Sky, Pilz en Ohr een grote rol in de evolutie van de krautrock. Het label had krautrockartiesten zoals Neu!, Cluster en Guru Guru maar bracht ook het eerste album van de Scorpions uit voor deze een heavymetalband werden en albums van Jane. Het logo van Brain bevatte een schets van het profiel van een gezicht, met op de plaats van de hersenen het woord Brain. Het logo verscheen in het groot op de elpees, waarvan een hele reeks een groen label had. (nl)
  • Brain was a Hamburg-based record label prominent in the 1970s releasing several important Krautrock records by bands such as Neu!, Cluster and Guru Guru. Many of its more prominent records are currently being reissued on CD by Repertoire Records. Some Brain releases later proved highly influential. Brain 1004 was Neu!'s eponymous debut Neu!; Brain 1062 was Neu! 75, which undoubtedly contributed to the sound of punk rock. (en)
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