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Bassist, producer, and one-man-dub orchestra Ryan Moore (of Legendary Pink Dots fame) has a well-established reputation for his traditional dub recordings and his production work with such roots legends as Michael Rose, Ranking Joe, and Big Youth. Under the name Dub Project, though, he gets a bit more experimental and weird -- and, frankly, apocalyptic. Beneath the heavy, heavy monster beats and the solemn dubwise vocals (courtesy of all three singers/chatters named above) runs an undercurrent of eschatology -- this is music that addresses, albeit obliquely, the collapse of civilization and the end of the world. Perhaps darkest and most despairing, ironically enough, is his violent deconstruction of a Big Youth/Ranking Joe collaboration titled "Love Humanity" which, in the mix presented here, sounds like it could have been retitled "Breakdown of Humanity." Drummer Style Scott (Roots Radics, Dub Syndicate) contributes to a couple of tracks, and hornsman extraordinaire Dean Fraserappears on the gritty "Civilization". Even "Joy", featuring the gorgeous voice of Shyama, seems more regretful than joyous, pretty though it is. If you like a little bit of thought-provocation along with your heavy dubwise riddims, then this album is definitely for you. Rick Anderson - All Music

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released May 12, 2004

Produced & Mixed by Ryan Moore
A Twilight Circus 2004 Production
All instruments played by Ryan Moore

Additional vocals: Mykal Rose, Ranking Joe, B.Jerry, L. Thompson, B.Lemon

Drums on trk 4&5: Style Scott (recorded by Mike Pelanconi @ Eccentric Directions, London UK)
Horn Break trk 2: Dean Fraser
Additional Horns: Micheal 'Bami' Rose, Eddie 'Tan Tan' Thornton, Trevor Edwards

Mastered by Ernie Anches at Friends Studio, Amsterdam
Album design: Ania Rachmat

Recorded at: Studio Twilight - NL, Eccentric Directions - London, Incredible Music - London, Miller Block - Vancouver

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'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 / Frosty

"Ryan Moore is one of the few keeping the sound of modern dub alive.." - Mean Street / B. Phillips
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