Twilight Circus
Twilight Circus
Label: ROIR
Genre: Other
Online: Artist Website


Twilight Circus Dub Sound System is the product of one Ryan Moore. When we say "one" we mean "one." A multi-instrumentalist, Ryan plays and mixes all the tracks himself in the studio he built himself with the analog gear he painstakingly sought out and purchased himself. Instead of digital gear, Ryan often uses live instrumentation (all the way down to single drum hits themselves) and mixes his dubs live. In other words, he is a one-man dub army.

Ryan grew up in the dense, gummy forests of Vancouver, where he was exposed to reggae at an early age. He became obsessed with the genre & learned to play multiple instruments by playing along with classic Jamaican recordings. By 1981, Ryan was working as a studio musician for Nettwerk Records. He went on to become a member of Legendary Pink Dots, and Tear Garden (with cEvin Key of Skinny Puppy). But his obsession with dub & reggae was too strong, and in 1995 he released his first album as Twilight Circus Dub Sound System on his own M Records. He has since gone on to release over 10 albums and countless singles, EPs, & Dub plates to worldwide acclaim & respect from his peers.