Album review
The Essential Collection
Twilight Circus Dub Sound System
M Records
20 - 01 - 2003

Tracking list

  1. Wareika (From Dub Voyage)
  2. Lowell & Nine - Dub PLate (From Dub PLate Selection)
  3. Trinity (From Dub Plates Vol. 2)
  4. Rolling Thunder (From Volcanic Dub)
  5. Session Plate (From Dub PLates Vol. 3)
  6. Shaka Version (From Dub PLates Vol. 2)
  7. Horsie (From Horsie)
  8. Fams (From Volcanic Dub)
  9. Acetate (From Dub Voyage)
  10. Filter 13 (From Dub Plate Selection)
  11. Floorshaker (From Volcanic Dub)
  12. Sir Dub (From Dub Plate Selection)
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : - Backing : 4/5 Production : 4/5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 5

Multi-instrumentalist, producer and engineer Ryan Moore is Twilight Circus Dub Sound System. He is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist now based in Amsterdam who grew up in Vancouver where he began his experiments with dub in the '80s. Moore comes from a background of early immersion in dub. He spent countless hours performing, jamming, practicing and studying deep reggae grooves and seismic bass quakes. After years of playing bass and drums in numerous bands he gained crucial studio access in 1995. That was when he began to "play" the sound studio and released the first of 11 Twilight Circus dub releases. He has always had on open mind for influences, from whatever direction. Although it's hard to believe, he really makes his music with live instrumentation. Now he garnered international critical praise and is regarded as one of the most creative and original dub wizzards on our planet.
This heavenly compilation comes on Digipak CD & coloured vinyl LP and gathers some of the greatest of groundbreaking sounds he recorded during the past seven years. All tracks are re-mastered from the original master tapes using some of the finest analogue equipment ever made. His style goes way back into the vaults of King Tubby and Lee Perry, exploring new frontiers armed with deep bass & drum workouts, at times incorporating middle eastern and indian sounds, skyrocketing deep into space where no one dares to go, except......Ryan Moore.
Truly essential !

For more information contact: Ryan Moore - M Records, P.O. Box 469, 6500 AL Nijmegen The Netherlands.
Tel/Fax: (+31) 24 -3603984.
Web Site : Twilght Circus Dub Sound System

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