C.A.R. – Gästeliste


Signal From a Mouth
Major Step in Your Career
Take Out the Schmutz
Osaka Highway
To See a World in a Plum

Bimba Records

Record sleeve design

12" vinyl record

4C Offset Print


Univers LT Std 55 Roman

Year 2023

The Cologne Krautjazz band C.A.R. has been around for ten years now. It's a good reason to go into the studio with old and new friends. The "psychedelic four" (Die Zeit) invited singer Pegelia Gold, synthesizer veteran Max Loderbauer, and percussionist Niklas Wandt for joint sessions at the Candy Bomber Studio in Berlin-Tempelhof, simply to record without a specific plan. The chemistry was right, and the result is an album in which the guests can leave their individual marks within the C.A.R. band sound, which acts as a unifying element and sometimes embraces both ethereal and quirky passages. The album spans from the ambient pop of "A Signal From a Mouth" with Pegelia Gold's whispered vocal passages to the percussive eccentricities in "Major Step In Your Career," reminiscent of Niklas Wandt's solo work, all the way to cosmic explorations with Max Loderbauer, as heard in "Osaka Highway" with its stream of consciousness-like collective improvisational world. The band's first round birthday party seems to have been a success, and they're toasting to the next ten years with filter coffee cups and whiskey tumblers with anyone who wants to join!

Visit the band's website, bandcamp page or stream C.A.R. on Spotify.

Funded by Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen and the city of Cologne.