Amidst the outer reaches of Toronto's endless sprawl, hugging the shores of a breezy Lake Ontario, a cozy rehearsal room hums, warmly illuminated by standby switches, candles and ambient light. Raveled around by patch cables, the warm tones of vintage guitar amps, old echo pedals and pinot noir, you will find 5th PROJEKT, weaving their atmospheric, psychedelic art-rock and making preparations for what will be their fifth release, aptly titled ‘V’.
Shaped by a world in the throes of qualitative change, 'V' is a reflection upon the raw energy present in and around our daily lives and how we use that energy to shape our beings, societies and environments. Taking on themes of equality, freedom, and revolution, the album blends influences of post rock, psychedelia, math rock and grunge, while retaining 5th PROJEKT's signature ambient, ethereal quality.
Recording of the album coincidentally commenced on the anniversary of John Lennon's birth and ended on the anniversary of his death, October-December 2010. Recorded at Chemical Sound by Dean Marino & Jay Sadlowski (Black Keys, Utopium, Tokyo Police Club), produced by Tara Rice & Sködt McNalty, Mixed by Dean Marino, and Mastered by Noah Mintz (Broken Social Scene, The Dears, Emm Gryner) at Lacquer Channel, Toronto.
'V', 5th PROJEKT's second full length album, is slated for an August 9, 2011 release on the band's own Organik Rekords. The album will be supported by an initial tour of central to eastern Canada.