a guitar-heavy environment found somewhere at the intersection of grunge, Far East-influenced world music, and technopop. 3.5/4 (CiRCADiAN review)
Overall the combination of both progressive and classic instrumentation on Circadian stands up to repeated listens – a world where atmospheric guitar sounds meld with tribal drums, keys, electronics and skilled vocals.
From the dreamy opening first track “In a Coma,” you will be mesmerized by the luscious beauty of Tara Rice’s vocals. (Circadian Review)
With dramatic dynamics, exotic sounds, and intriguing atmospheres all blending into the songs, it goes a long way to setting 5th Projekt apart from most other alt-rock bands out there.
Anything with a hint of prog I usually like. “In a Coma…” has traces that made me think of comparisons to a bands like Muse and V.A.S.T. while Paulo compared it to the likes of Mew. Either way, they are complimenting comparisons.
Interesting, memorable and evocative.
One great kaleidoscopic orgy of sound.
5th PROJEKT’s music is nothing if not eclectic
5th Projekt is another example of why I thank God that Canadians make music.
Circadian is not a cd to really pick and chose songs from. I play this disc from beginning to end. Every track has the same amount of plays in my iTunes. Listening to Circadian is an hour commitment you’ll re-visit many times after purchase.
Released August 29, 2006
Recorded May-November, 2005 at Chemical Sound in Toronto, Canada
Additional recording at Umbrella Sound in Toronto, Canada
Tara Rice – Voice, Words, Electric, Acoustic & Classical Guitar, Glockenspiel, Keyboards, Programming
Sködt D. McNalty -Electric, Acoustic, Backwards & Bowed Guitar, Voice, Words, Field Recordings, Keyboards, Programming, E-Bow, Gna Gna, Glockenspiel, Wood Blocks, Pint Glass, Percussion,
Peter Broadley – Bass Guitar
Nathan Kaye – Acoustic & Electronic Drums, Djembe, Shakers, Tambourine, Cabasa
Melanie Knight – Vocals on “Las Ventanas,” “Skepticosm,” “3ight Word5,” “Broken Like This,” “Resistance”
James Heidebrecht – Backwards Piano & Backwards Guitar on “Broken Like This”
Engineered by James Heidebrecht
Additional Engineering by GVB & Neil
Mixed by Ken Andrews
Mastered by João Carvalho
Produced by 5th PROJEKT (“Broken Like This” co-produced by James Heidebrecht)
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