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Once upon a time, disparate souls converged over a kindred musical spirit and 5th Projekt materialized with their offering of Neo-classical Romanticism, otherwise dubbed ‘cinematic rock’. Their swirly, emotive rock soundscapes lay somewhere between Radiohead and Portishead, all the while sustaining a distinct signature sound.
It was a deep interest in the effects of cycles and in the ways human individual rhythms interact with nature that ignited 5th PROJEKT's debut album CiRCADiAN. Recorded at Toronto's Chemical Sound with James Heidebrecht (Daniel Lanois, Sarah Slean, Sloan) and mixed by Ken Andrews (Failure, A Perfect Circle, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club), the album takes on the themes of balance and discovery.
The journey begins "In A Coma," setting the pace for the dreamlike lyrical exploration and the atmospheric compositions that characterize the album. The goal of the album is to capture humanity in all its diverse facets. The images that the music invokes are as various as the individuals who listen.
Collectively, the members of 5th PROJEKT share a musical sensibility that has resulted in numerous music award nominations, invitations to showcase at festivals, television appearances, live bookings, press coverage and radio play. 5th PROJEKT’s tour for the release of ‘CiRCADiAN’ included such notable shows as the Music for MS Fundraiser at the El Mocambo, the Ontario Independent Music Awards at the Phoenix, the Harry Potter book release party at Casa Loma and the Speak Up Film Festival Gala. 5th PROJEKT has also showcased live at CMW, NXNE and Toronto Indie Week.
The band is currently working on an upcoming release and tour scheduled for 2010.
Best Indie Band - Ontario Independent Music Awards, Canada
Best Alternative Artist - Toronto Independent Music Awards
Best International Artist - Orange County Music Awards, California
Best Rock Song for 'In a Coma' by Toronto Exclusive Magazine
Best Alternative - Just Plain Folks Awards, California
CMW, NXNE, Indie Week Toronto, ROCKRGRL Conference Seattle
CBC Television’s ‘Sounds Like Summer’ Music Series
CBC Radio’s Definitely Not the Opera - Independent Artist of the Week
Circadian debuted at #5 on CIUT FM
Song ‘In a Coma’ licensed to New Zealand mountainbike film ‘How About It’
Songs ‘TV’ and ‘Feel’ commissioned & licensed to the film, ‘Good People, Bad Things’; winner Best International Film "suspense" NY International Film and Video Festival '08
Featured on ‘Hope Volume One’ compilation CD with Lisa Loeb and Joanne Cash & Johnny Cash with proceeds benefiting Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)
Live acoustic performance on ‘The Verge’, XM Satellite
Tara Rice - voice, guitars, keys & programming
Sködt D. McNalty - guitars, voice, keys & programming
Phil Caffery - acoustic & electronic drums, percussion
Jean-Francois Cardinal - bass
CiRCADiAN - LP (2006 Organik Rekords OR 004)
the Tales of Don Quixote - X-EP (2005 - Organik Rekords OR 003)
DEMOn002 - EP (2004 - Organik Rekords OR 002)
DEMOn001 - EP (2004 - Organik Rekords OR 001)
Soundtracks & Compilations:
Music from the film Good People, Bad Things (2008 Opine Entertainment)
HOPE Volume One (2007 Visionary Concepts VC001)
Purchase 5th PROJEKT albums and merchandise online at
CiRCADiAN is also available at:
She Said Boom - Toronto (Roncesvalles)
Rotate This - Toronto (Queen West)
Daydream Nation - Guelph
The Beat Goes On - Guelph, Kitchener, Oakville, St. Catharine's, Waterloo
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