Twilight Circus is the dub and reggae project of multi-instrumentalist Ryan Moore, former bassist and drummer of the Legendary Pink Dots.
With Twilight Circus, Ryan Moore has worked with a wide range of respected figures from the dub, reggae and electronic genres including: Sly and Robbie, Dean Fraser, Luciano, Michael Rose (Black Uhuru) Big Youth, Mikey General, Big Youth, Skully Simms, Vin Gordon (Bob Marley), Earl "Chinna" Smith (Bob Marley), Eddie 'Tan Tan' Thornton (Aswad), Buttons Tenyue /Matics Horns (UB40), Ansel Collins, Style Scott (Dub Syndicate), Bobby Ellis ( Studio One), Admiral Tibet, Jah Stitch, Sugar Minott, Queen Ifrica, Lutan Fyah, Fred Locks, Gregory Isaacs, Mafia & Fluxy, Cevin Key (Skinny Puppy), DJ Spooky, Gaudi, Adrian Sherwood and The Mad Professor.
Moore's fascination with dub began in the early 1980s inspired by the nexus of punk rock and dub which film maker Don Letts forged in London, along with the futuristic possibilities hinted at by cyberpunk author William Gibson in Neuromancer.
Twilight Circus has maintained a busy schedule playing all over the World on nearly every continent, including major festivals like Dour Festival (Belgium), Summerjam (Germany), Fuji Rock Festival (Japan),,One Love Festival (UK), Asagiri Jam (Japan), & Sierra Nevada World Music Festival (USA).
'Wrestles with history's titans & leaves the ring commanding 'nuff respect' - SPIN Mag / Jeff Chang
'Among the best of any current reggae producers in the World' - Tape Op Mag / Larry Crane
".. the heaviest original dub sounds on the planet!.. Twilight Circus is the top sound. ." - XLR8R
"Ryan Moore is one of the few keeping the sound of modern dub alive.." - Mean Street
“Moore’s technique remains superior to anyone working in dub today.” – Exclaim!
"Charm, authenticity...wit and proficiency...utterly brilliant," – The Wire
"One of the most creative and original Dub wizards in the world!” - Reggae Vibes
"Moore’s take on dub is a radical application of the ideology of dub pioneers like King Tubby, Lee Perry, and Augustus Pablo. His bass lines weigh tons, his atmospheres are deep, and his arrangements are kaleidoscopic while seeming inconspicuous: he “plays” the sound studio".. - DJ Sep - Dubmission SF