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»Befunde ab 1999« was released July 10th 2020 on Bimba. Order on Bandcamp or below.

Look Behind You

»Befunde ab 1999«
was released
July 10th 2020
on Bimba Music

Order on Bandcamp


Booking   +49 (0)176 23567404

C.A.R. feat. Damo Suzuki (Can)
live at Ebertplatz, Cologne

Before Your Very Eyes
(Atoms For Peace Cover)

Test One Two Three
(Live Version)


28/05/2020 Irgendwo Bremen CANCELED :(
31/05/2020 Live Radio Gig @ Radio Maria
31/05/2020 Hanseatische Materialverwaltung Hamburg CANCELED :(
01/06/2020 Klunkerkranich Berlin CANCELED :(
03/06/2020 Stadtgarten / Jaki Köln (with Damo Suzuki) CANCELED :(
07/06/2020 Ost-Passage Theater Leipzig CANCELED :(
28/06/2020 Midtsommerjazz Flensburg CANCELED :(
18/07/2020 Knust Hamburg
03/09/2020 Weltecho Chemnitz
10/09/2020 Kühlhaus Flensburg
08/10/2020 Gretchen Berlin CANCELED :(
20/11/2020 Jazzclub Tonne Dresden
2021 TBC Christuskirche Düsseldorf

C.A.R. are

Past Dates
14/12/2019 Weltkunstzimmer Düsseldorf
13/12/2019 Gemeinde (Ebertplatz) Köln
02/11/2019 Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln
19/10/2019 Jazzwoche Hannover
05/10/2019 Casa Banchel Madrid, ES
07/08/2019 Soho House Berlin
03/08/2019 Acephale & Friends Sommer Festival Köln
02/08/2019 Irgendwo Bremen
01/08/2019 Skandaløs Festival Neukirchen
27/07/2019 Holidays Open Air Frankfurt am Main
20/07/2019 Ebertplatz Köln (with Damo Suzuki)
26/06/2019 Fusion Festival Lärz
25/04/2019 Gewölbe Köln
03/04/2019 Bar Tausend Berlin
02/04/2019 Jazzlab Hamburg
31/03/2019 Jazzclub International Jena
30/03/2019 Retronom Erfurt
29/03/2019 Trip [III] @ mjut Leipzig
28/03/2019 Klunkerkranich Berlin
27/03/2019 AMP Frankfurt am Main
23/03/2019 Loch Wuppertal
22/11/2018 Klangstärke°18 Festival Hildesheim
18/11/2018 JIM Festival / Zhufang Village Ruijin, China
17/11/2018 JIM Festival / Times Museum Guangzhou, China
16/11/2018 JIM Festival / Goethe Institut Theater Beijing, China
15/11/2018 JIM Festival / Idutang Shenzhen, China
02/10/2018 Theater Urania Köln
30/08/2018 NYD Festival Flensburg
16/08/2018 Irgendwo Bremen
17/07/2018 Niehler Freiheit Köln
14/07/2018 Import Export München
13/07/2018 Holidays Open-Air Frankfurt am Main
14/06/2018 King Georg Köln
29/03/2018 Humboldthain Club Berlin
25/03/2018 Dumont Aachen
13/12/2017 Bikaner House Delhi, India
10/12/2017 Kolkata Jazzfest Kolkata, India
07/12/2017 Hilton Garden Inn Trivandrum, India
06/12/2017 Blue Frog Bangalore, India
03/12/2017 International Hyderabad Jazz Festival Hyderabad, India
01/12/2017 G5A Mumbai, India
29/11/2017 Goethe Institute Pune, India
26/11/2017 Goethe Institute Chennai, India
24/11/2017 Goethe Institute Colombo, Sri Lanka
21/11/2017 National Academy of Performing Arts Karachi, Pakistan
19/11/2017 Pakistan National Art Gallery Islamabad, Pakistan
23/09/2017 Christuskirche Düsseldorf
21/09/2017 Literaturfest Niedersachsen Bruchhausen-Vilsen
20/09/2017 Literaturfest Niedersachsen Melle
14/09/2017 Stadtgarten / Tripclubbing Köln
08/09/2017 Noch Besser Leben Leipzig
06/09/2017 Bar Tausend Berlin
04/09/2017 Jazzclub / Loch Wuppertal
23/06/2017 Import Export München
03/02/2017 Jazzclub Tonne Dresden
14/01/2017 Winterjazz Festival Köln
13/01/2017 Künstlerwerkstatt e.V. Pfaffenhofen
15/11/2016 Acephale Köln
14/11/2016 Tonelli´s Leipzig
12/11/2016 Retronom Erfurt
10/11/2016 Bar Tausend Berlin
09/11/2016 Exit Düsseldorf
14/06/2016 Acephale Köln
13/06/2016 C-Keller Weimar
11/06/2016 Museum Bautzen
10/06/2016 Noch Besser Leben Leipzig
07/05/2016 Montez Frankfurt a. M.
22/01/2016 Tiefgarage Köln
27/11/2015 Sommerloch Wuppertal
21/11/2015 Kolbhalle Köln
03/10/2015 CVJM Lübeck
02/10/2015 Kulturforum Kiel
01/10/2015 Orpheus Theater Flensburg
30/09/2015 Birdland Hamburg
19/09/2015 Kölner Musiknacht Köln
18/09/2015 Acephale Köln
29/08/2015 Odonien Köln
17/07/2015 Festival L*abore Heinsdorfergrund
27/06/2015 Ludwigs´ Crib Witten
26/06/2015 Fusion Festival Neustrelitz
30/04/2015 Neptun Platz Openair Köln
06/02/2015 Coco Schmitz Köln
25/01/2015 Jazzclub Int. Jena
24/01/2015 Kulturraum Mainzer 7 Berlin
23/01/2015 Noch Besser Leben Leipzig
11/01/2015 Dumont Aachen
18/11/2014 Projekt 66 Köln
27/10/2014 C-Keller Weimar
24/10/2014 Kiste Stuttgart
07/10/2014 Jazzschmiede Düsseldorf
14/09/2013 Studio 672 Köln
22/06/2013 Odonien Köln
31/05/2013 Zimmermanns Köln
09/02/2013 Herr Nilsson Düsseldorf
19/08/2012 Barracuda Bar Köln
12/07/2012 Stecken Köln
19/04/2012 Stecken Köln
07/01/2012 Lichtstraße 23 Köln
Releases / Merch
C.A.R. - Befunde ab 1999 Cover

Befunde ab 1999

The Cologne-based kraut jazz formation C.A.R. present their new album „Befunde ab 1999“. While its 2018 predecessor„Look Behind You“ was quite polished and Hi-Fi, „Befunde“ is a beast of a different spirit – this time the C.A.R. went to the garage to jam! The result is a collection of freely improvised pieces which range from afro-tinged sequenzer-grooves to extended psych-rock jams and motorik-beat workouts, loosely following the kraut-commonplace of "scream your heart / wreck your brain".

Released July 10th 2020 on Bimba Music. Vinyl and digital.

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C.A.R. - Look Behind You

Look Behind You

C.A.R. is presenting their second album „Look Behind You“. After the field trips into the world of Pop and Electronica covers on their 2017 EP „Interlude“ the band returns to original compositions again. It was recorded and mixed at the Dumbo Studios in Cologne by Jan Philipp Janzen and Phillip Tielsch, also known as members of the Post-Krautrock outfit Von Spar. Yet another band, whose sound is hard to pin down to genre conventions.

On the album you can find all the sonic elements that C.A.R. has adopted in the course of their seven year existence so far. From composed melodies to improvised sounds, from ambient collages to Duesseldorf beats. But all of this comes without conceptual limitations or formal orchestrations, always focused on the natural flow of music.

Released July 13th 2018 on Bimba Music. Vinyl, CD and digital.

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Interlude EP

Interlude EP

Covering other people’s music is a great way to expand your own musical horizons; to explore what makes these compositions tick; and to let them shine in a new and (hopefully) interesting light by giving them your own individual coloring. This is why we always took joy in spicing up our live shows by covering tunes by some of our favorite artists. This is a collection of some of them.

Released in September 2017. Limited to 500 pieces. CD in hand printed sleeve, made with a lot of love in collaboration with Lorenz Klingebiel. Because of the special printing process (using a risograph) every individual copy looks slightly different and unique.

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Interlude EP Limited Print

Limited Edition Poster »Interlude EP«

The beautiful cover art of the Interlude EP as a high quality print poster. Due to the special printing technique, using a risograph, every print looks slightly different and unique. Limited to 100.

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Beyond The Zero Cover

Beyond The Zero

Our album debut. Recorded May 2014. Released October 2014 by Unit Records.

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+49 (0)176 23567404

fao fans of kraut-jazz,
this is good.

James Holden

Defining the future of sound

Jazzfest Kolkata

Intuitiv gehe ich davon aus,
dass die Männer, die hinter
der Band C.A.R. stehen,
nett sind.

Leif Randt, Positionen – Texte zur aktuellen Musik

Magische Momente bei der
Kölner Band C.A.R.

Klaus Fiehe, 1LIVE

Mit einer Mischung aus Jazz,
Krautrock und Ambient schaffen
C.A.R. eine intime Atmosphäre.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

The music of C.A.R. tends
to be psychedelic, ambient
and spatial, with a rather
calming, even spiritual effect.


Trippy Shit zum Wegspacen
und Abdriften.

Fusion Festival Programmheft

Interessant und talentiert,
verspielt und motiviert

René Tinner, Produzent (CAN, Lou Reed)

Delicate jazz textures with
freakout noise and digital vamps.
A journey worth taking.

Ein Trip gewissermaßen,
sanft und subtil.

Thomas Volkmann, Jazzpodium

Die psychedelischen Vier
von C.A.R., die Repetition
und Wabern vereinen.

Ulrich Stock, Die Zeit

Bei C.A.R. scheinen die alten
Äcker des Jazz auf einem
anderen Planeten zu liegen.

Jörg Meyer, Kieler Nachrichten

Durch eine Vielzahl
elektronischer Effekte und eine
stark ausgeprägte Rhythmik bekommt
ihre Musik etwas Meditatives.

Dietmar Ebert,Thüringische Landeszeitung

Garanten für einen zügigen
Trip! Dringend empfohlen!

Dieter Manderscheid