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5th PROJEKT

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2003 | SELF

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2003
Band Alternative Art Rock

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Jul
13
5th PROJEKT @ Spirits of the Earth Festival

Melbourne, Ontario, Canada

Melbourne, Ontario, Canada

Jul
13
5th PROJEKT @ Spirits of the Earth Festival

Melbourne, Ontario, Canada

Melbourne, Ontario, Canada

May
28
5th PROJEKT @ Pagan Meet & Greet Festival

Brantford, Ontario, Canada

Brantford, Ontario, Canada

Music

Press


5th Projekt is comprised of four incredibly gifted artists that have combined their talents and passion to form a band with not only a strong sound, but a strong message. - The Cannon (Guelph, Ontario)


The music is an electric time machine; sometimes forcing you to reminisce of your favourite rock artists of years passed and then flinging you forward into the face of music even twenty years from now. In all, V promises to offer something for every good music fan. - Guelph Echo


The new album features the band’s evolution in rock complexities and revolution in music and lyrics. - Burlington Post


The new album features the band’s evolution in rock complexities and revolution in music and lyrics. - Burlington Post


There is no doubt among those present on Thursday night that 5th Projekt can be seen as one of Canada’s most exciting rising Indie bands. The performance at eBar simply showed how passionate this group is for their music, holding onto the focus of the audience throughout the whole set and commanding the stage. - The Cannon (Guelph, Ontario)


There is no doubt among those present on Thursday night that 5th Projekt can be seen as one of Canada’s most exciting rising Indie bands. The performance at eBar simply showed how passionate this group is for their music, holding onto the focus of the audience throughout the whole set and commanding the stage. - The Cannon (Guelph, Ontario)


It ended too soon, but thankfully for fans, their unveiling at the El Mo suggests the very high ceiling of which 5th Projekt is capable, one that surprises and delights audiences and will continue to fill clubs around Ontario. - Lithium Magazine


It ended too soon, but thankfully for fans, their unveiling at the El Mo suggests the very high ceiling of which 5th Projekt is capable, one that surprises and delights audiences and will continue to fill clubs around Ontario. - Lithium Magazine


Lyrically pleasant and well-crafted instrumentally, I give 5th Projekt two thumbs up. - Pink Mafia


Lyrically pleasant and well-crafted instrumentally, I give 5th Projekt two thumbs up. - Pink Mafia


5th Projekt’s V is an uncompromising record steeped in fire, skill and fury and is one of the best records to come out of the Canadian indie scene in a long time. - Cadence Canada


5th Projekt’s V is an uncompromising record steeped in fire, skill and fury and is one of the best records to come out of the Canadian indie scene in a long time. - Cadence Canada


it’s pure sex for the ears... 10/10 - Confront Magazine (Montreal, Canada)


it’s pure sex for the ears... 10/10 - Confront Magazine


it’s pure sex for the ears... 10/10 - Confront Magazine


Since commanding attention with their 2004 EP "DEMOn001," they've been featured in Canadian Musician Magazine, invited to last year's NXNE Music Festival, and designated Independent Artist of the Week on the CBC Radio program Definitely Not the Opera. If this is any indication as to where the band is headed, then their breathtaking debut Circadian, should definitely see them soaring even higher. Exploring themes of cycles and the human connection with nature is what this disc, which is divided into the cycle of the seasons, is all about. From the dreamy opening first track "In a Coma," you will be mesmerized by the luscious beauty of Tara Rice's vocals. Although you could call 5th Projekt prog rock, the variety in their music is evidence of their refusal to fit neatly into one genre. No two songs are the same, which makes it that much more pleasurable to listen to. "Glockenspiel" employs bells, while staggering drum beats give "Spiders" an edgier sound, and the strangely titled "tToDQ" is an instrumental aria. Another track that must be mentioned is "One to Throw Away," a dark and powerfully poetic piece about ecosystems.

-Charmaine Merchant - The Spill (Toronto, Canada)


They have a wonderful record called “Circadian”. They live in the spaces between “Kid A”-era, Radiohead, big-sounding bands like The Music and the trip-hoppy bands like Portishead. The album is called “Circadian”. The CD comes in a nice round metal box, too. Very classy. Give a listen to a song called “In A Coma”. - 102.1 THe EDGE ExploreMusic (January 27, 2010)


This album dropped late in the summer after a long genesis. 5th Projekt is a Toronto-based quartet formed in 2003 that describe themselves as a "cinematic rock band." You can hear their multitude of influences in each song; no two songs are alike. This album is one great kaleidoscopic orgy of sound. True to independent form, the band has added all sorts of experimentation. The four-piece band is in itself an orchestra with listed instruments going well beyond the guitar, bass and drums to include the "gna gna," a pint glass and field recordings.

Each song evokes a different theme. "In a Coma" and "Glockenspiel" bring to mind a hard and fast action movie with appropriate reverb, ethereal voices and solemnity all piled into one track. "Broken Like This" brings to mind a quirky art movie...

This is not music to play softly in the privacy of your own room. This is music to share. Loudly and from the rooftops.

-Neal Moogk-Soulis - Imprint (Waterloo, Canada)


This album dropped late in the summer after a long genesis. 5th Projekt is a Toronto-based quartet formed in 2003 that describe themselves as a "cinematic rock band." You can hear their multitude of influences in each song; no two songs are alike. This album is one great kaleidoscopic orgy of sound. True to independent form, the band has added all sorts of experimentation. The four-piece band is in itself an orchestra with listed instruments going well beyond the guitar, bass and drums to include the "gna gna," a pint glass and field recordings.

Each song evokes a different theme. "In a Coma" and "Glockenspiel" bring to mind a hard and fast action movie with appropriate reverb, ethereal voices and solemnity all piled into one track. "Broken Like This" brings to mind a quirky art movie...

This is not music to play softly in the privacy of your own room. This is music to share. Loudly and from the rooftops.

-Neal Moogk-Soulis - Imprint (Waterloo, Canada)


[A] simple yet profoundly moving sound that is fluid, epic, haunting and memorable. If Portishead cleaned up their act a bit, they might sound like 5th Projekt...maybe. But 5th Projekt is truly in a class of their own, fusing genres on top of genres to make a sound that is easily listenable but instantly recognizable. Circadian is an extremely exciting offering on all fronts.

-Stephen Carradini - Independent Clauses (Oklahoma, USA)


[A] simple yet profoundly moving sound that is fluid, epic, haunting and memorable. If Portishead cleaned up their act a bit, they might sound like 5th Projekt...maybe. But 5th Projekt is truly in a class of their own, fusing genres on top of genres to make a sound that is easily listenable but instantly recognizable. Circadian is an extremely exciting offering on all fronts.

-Stephen Carradini - Independent Clauses (Oklahoma, USA)


[A] band who clearly have the capability to evoke both euphoria and despair via their anthemic songs.

-Jonathan Leonard - Leonard's Lair (Lincoln, UK)


[A] band who clearly have the capability to evoke both euphoria and despair via their anthemic songs.

-Jonathan Leonard - Leonard's Lair (Lincoln, UK)


Montreal always seems to get the credit for having the latest and greatest in musical acts in Canada, and in some cases, rightfully so. This is an exception though. They come from areas all over Ontario, Etobicoke to Meaford, but the four members of 5th Projekt refer to themselves as a Toronto band.

They also call themselves a “cinematic rock band”; and with a rich, thick, highly layered sound one can definitely see where that classification comes from.

Opening track ‘In a Coma’ evolves quickly from a simple synthesizer note into a complex mesh of futuristic sounds. Sticking with the “cinematic” theme, it’s a fantastic epic rock song for, perhaps, a sci-fi action sequence.

The throttle slows down and speeds up intermittently from there; dropping to a mid-tempo rhythmic march in ‘Madness’, and leaving you in a satisfied, dreamlike state by the end credits in ‘Resistance’. All the while the listener is surrounded in a thick landscape of reverbed synths, dreamy guitars and tribal drums.

Vocalist Tara Rice’s haunting and ultra-smooth voice cuts down the middle and guides you along the way. Full of passion, strength, angst and sorrow, she’ll grab your attention and never let go. Before you know it you’ll be at the end of the CD skipping back to the beginning.

With CiRCADiAN, Toronto’s 5th Projekt have put up a very impressive effort: Artsy but smart and entertaining at the same time without being pretentious and too cool for the listener. With a killer lead singer and creative instrumentation, they definitely give anything coming out of Montreal today a run for its money.

- Mark Carcasole
- Sceneandheard.ca


Montreal always seems to get the credit for having the latest and greatest in musical acts in Canada, and in some cases, rightfully so. This is an exception though. They come from areas all over Ontario, Etobicoke to Meaford, but the four members of 5th Projekt refer to themselves as a Toronto band.

They also call themselves a “cinematic rock band”; and with a rich, thick, highly layered sound one can definitely see where that classification comes from.

Opening track ‘In a Coma’ evolves quickly from a simple synthesizer note into a complex mesh of futuristic sounds. Sticking with the “cinematic” theme, it’s a fantastic epic rock song for, perhaps, a sci-fi action sequence.

The throttle slows down and speeds up intermittently from there; dropping to a mid-tempo rhythmic march in ‘Madness’, and leaving you in a satisfied, dreamlike state by the end credits in ‘Resistance’. All the while the listener is surrounded in a thick landscape of reverbed synths, dreamy guitars and tribal drums.

Vocalist Tara Rice’s haunting and ultra-smooth voice cuts down the middle and guides you along the way. Full of passion, strength, angst and sorrow, she’ll grab your attention and never let go. Before you know it you’ll be at the end of the CD skipping back to the beginning.

With CiRCADiAN, Toronto’s 5th Projekt have put up a very impressive effort: Artsy but smart and entertaining at the same time without being pretentious and too cool for the listener. With a killer lead singer and creative instrumentation, they definitely give anything coming out of Montreal today a run for its money.

- Mark Carcasole
- Sceneandheard.ca


Band's "cinematic sound" rocks the Albion

5th Projekt took the stage very shortly afterward, quickly launching into a tight and powerful set. From the chugging onslaught of "In A Coma" to the hypnotic "Spiders," the band captured the lush sound of their record surprisingly well and completely effortlessly (Rice in particular hit angelic high notes without so much as a wince). Despite all the virtuosity on display, no one musician stole the scene; the band's "cinematic" sound relies on combining the available textures into one cohesive wall of sound.


-Brad Koegler
- The Ontarion (Guelph, Canada)


5th PROJEKT, "IN A COMA"

Inspired by Yevgeny Zamyatin's 1924 novel We, a precursor to such dystopian classics as Brave New World and Nineteen Eighty-Four, this haunting, relentlessly propulsive track could be an instrumental and it would still manage to articulate the essence of the lyrics: muffled panic, emotional numbness and an unvanquished longing for a better world.
- The Toronto Star (Toronto, Canada)


4/5

Vanuit Ontario, Canada bereikte ons deze schijf. En wanneer ik deze bespreking schrijf, 29/8/2006, wordt hun cd aan de pers voorgesteld. Ik had nog nooit van hen gehoord totdat ik hen opmerkte op hun site.

Tara Rice (gitaar, zang), Peter Broadley (bass) en Skodt D. McNalty (keyboards, gitaar, programming) en Nathan Kaye (drums) vomen samen dit project en hoe ik het finaal moet omschrijven, daar vind ik de juiste woorden niet voor. Toch ontdekte in een sfeer van sprookjesachtige, surrealistische en cinematografische elementen die alle nummers in een wel bijzondere sfeer dompelen. Ik kan geen echte duidelijke banden vinden met andere bands omdat het zo speciaal is. Met speciaal bedoel ik zeker niet vervelend, zeker niet, maar dit is ook geen muziek om op te dansen.

Tara Rice won ook een nominatie als beste nieuwkomer in de folkwereld terwijl Broadley's vader ooit nog nummers schreef voor Bread. Skodt's vorige band was Knell en hij houdt van geimporteerde bieren en kaas. Wie niet? Nathan Kaye staat in voor de diverse drums.

Toch vind ik hier enkele vage elementen van Barclay James Harvest, meer bepaald Woolly Wolstenhome, in terug maar ook enkele vroege invloeden van Pink Floyd. Hiermee heb ik al genoeg gezegd. Ook hier dat dromerige, psychedelische effect dat de hoofdmoot van ieder nummer uitmaakt. Zeker een live-optreden waard!
'Circadian' is muziek waar u moet voor openstaan, sommige zullen het interpreteren als een vorm van loungemuziek alhoewel ik er andere dingen in ontdekte. Aan u lezer om zelf te bepalen wat u ervan vindt, maar deze cd is het beluisteren -en zelfs de aanschaf ervan - meer dan waard.

-Alfons Maes - Keys & Chords (Noorderwijk, Belgium )


4.5/5

The quartet of 5th Projekt has been in the consciousness of music fans in and around southern Ontario for so long, it’s hard to believe that this is their first LP. Their demo, Tales of Don Quixote, has made the rounds and it is a severely enjoyable disc, but Circadian fleshes everything out and creates a fuller, more complete sound. Like Don Quixote, the band blurs the lines between sounds and styles—sometimes folksy, sometimes electronic but always with a distinct signature that says “5th Projekt was here.” An album absolutely dizzying for its sheer versatility and ability to lead your ear to strange new places...

-Adam A. Donaldson - Lucid Forge (Toronto, Canada)


4.5/5

The quartet of 5th Projekt has been in the consciousness of music fans in and around southern Ontario for so long, it’s hard to believe that this is their first LP. Their demo, Tales of Don Quixote, has made the rounds and it is a severely enjoyable disc, but Circadian fleshes everything out and creates a fuller, more complete sound. Like Don Quixote, the band blurs the lines between sounds and styles—sometimes folksy, sometimes electronic but always with a distinct signature that says “5th Projekt was here.” An album absolutely dizzying for its sheer versatility and ability to lead your ear to strange new places...

-Adam A. Donaldson - Lucid Forge (Toronto, Canada)


Discography

Gamma-Wave Rhythm - EP (2013 Organik Rekords OR 007)
V - LP (2011 Organik Rekords OR 5.05)
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 online at
http://5thPROJEKT.com/shoppe
http://5thPROJEKT.bandcamp.com
http://www.cdbaby.com/artist/5thPROJEKT

iTunes
http://itunes.apple.com/artist/5th-projekt/id76828529

CiRCADiAN is also available at:
She Said Boom - Toronto (Roncesvalles)
Rotate This - Toronto (Queen West)
Movie Art Decor - Toronto (Bloor West)
Daydream Nation - Guelph
The Beat Goes On - Guelph, Kitchener, Oakville, St. Catharine's, Waterloo
HMV (Canada)

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Bio

Formed in 2003, Toronto based psychedelic art rock band, 5th PROJEKT has received numerous accolades in the underground and independent music community. Their previous 5 albums have been featured on various CBC radio programs, and Top 30 college and university radio charts coast to coast in Canada. The band has also garnered invitations to music festivals such as NXNE, CMW, Toronto Indie Week, TWiMFEsT, Rockergrrl, Lupercalia, Otherfolk, as well as music award nominations for the Toronto Independent Music Awards, the Ontario Independent Music Awards and the Orange County Music Awards in California. 5th PROJEKTs passion for touring has taken them from Ontario to Quebec, New Brunswick, PEI and Nova Scotia making new friends and fans along the way.

Their latest extended play, "Gamma-Wave Rhythm" was released in limited edition physical format on September 14th, 2013 marking 5th PROJEKT's 10th anniversary. After a short tour of eastern Canada in the autumn of 2013, songwriters Tara Rice (vox, guitars) and multi-instrumentalist Sködt McNalty started writing and recording a new full length album based upon their time on the Camino de Santiago. The band played several shows to test out the new material throughout 2014, including a 3 month residency at the Painted Lady in Toronto, where they curated the successful and psychedelic monthly series, Second Thursdays. 

In 2015, the band continued to write and record for the new album, while Tara Rice embarked upon the alternative folk festival circuit supporting her latest release, "Panorama". On the spring solstice of 2016, 5thPROJEKT announced that they had finished recording a new 12 track album, "ULTREYA!". No release date has been set. 


Festival Invitations/Showcases:

TWIMFest 2014
FUNxNE 2014
NXNE 2012
Canadian Music Week 2012
Lupercalia, Owen Sound 2012
OTHERfolk Festival, Owen Sound 2011
Dia De los Muertos Arts Festival, Toronto 2010
Indie Week, Toronto 2010
Earth Day Festival, Montreal 2010
Music for MS Fundraiser, Toronto 2009
Speak Up! Film Festival Gala 2007
Harry Potter: Deathly Hallows Book Launch Party - Casa Loma, Toronto 2007
Ontario Independent Music Awards 2007
Indie Week Toronto 2007
Toronto Underground Arts Festival 2006
ROCKRGRL, Seattle 2006
Canadian Music Week 2006
NXNE 2005

Award Nominations:

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

Highlights:

Featured on Alan Cross's Explore Music radio show and Exploremusic.com
CBC Televisions Sounds Like Summer Music Series
CBC Radios 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

Band Members