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.
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.
From the dreamy opening first track “In a Coma,” you will be mesmerized by the luscious beauty of Tara Rice’s vocals. (Circadian Review)
a guitar-heavy environment found somewhere at the intersection of grunge, Far East-influenced world music, and technopop. 3.5/4 (CiRCADiAN review)
Interesting, memorable and evocative.
5th PROJEKT’s music is nothing if not eclectic
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.
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.
One great kaleidoscopic orgy of sound.
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)
Kreative Direction & Design by strange//attraktor: