Trip To The Moon Profile

Gary Steel
28 Jan 2014

Trip To The Moon is a non-denominational, free-ranging project where its two perpetrators, local music stalwarts Trevor Reekie and Tom Ludvigson, get to stretch themselves into wayward shapes and sounds unencumbered by the preconceptions and demands of their day jobs.

Based around an unlikely but productive union of disparate tastes and skills, since their debut in 1997, the occasional duo has produced six albums. The result varies from one album to the next, but typically combines jazz elements with trip-hop and krautrock rhythms, and spatial electronics with languid guitar.

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Trip To The Moon circa 2000 - Tom Ludvigson and Trevor Reekie
Neon
Please Wait
1999 release for band member Trevor Reekie and Tim Moon’s Antenna Records. The cover art was designed by Mark Roach with photography by Becky Nunes. Pictured on the cover alongside Ludvigson and Reekie are guests vocalists Rachel Weatherley and Bobbylon.
Live Drive
I Can Change Featuring Bobbylon (1999)
Sunday Kinda Grey
Tuesday for the Time Being - VJ remix
Trip To The Moon at The Backbeat Bar with Nigel Gavin (guitar), and Jim Langabeer (flute), October 2012
Photo credit: Photo by Michael Flynn
Fenced In
Laserscape Fly-through
I Give My All
Trip To The Moon: Trevor Reekie and Tom Ludvigson
Photo credit: Simon Grigg collection
Slant Of Light
The cover of Trip’s 1996 album was designed by Carl Hunton with photography by Annabelle Hawkins. The 11 original tracks were recorded at Auckland’s ESP studios.
Trip To The Moon
Trip To The Moon recording - Trevor Reekie and Tom Ludvigson
Planar Surfaces
Trip with Bobbylon and Peter Scott
Photo credit: Trevor Reekie collection
Trevor Reekie and Tom Ludvigson
The cover for 2002’s Pretty Cool was put together by Mark Roach using stills from a promotional video directed and produced by Jed Town.
Trip To The Moon - Trevor Reekie and Tom Ludvigson
Tom Ludvigson
Pretty Cool
A Traveller's Tale, 2016
Labels:

Antenna Recordings


Ode


Jazzscore

Trivia:

In the 1980s, Trevor Reekie produced The Mockers (with Glyn Tucker) and Danse Macabre. Prior to that, he made his name as guitarist in industrial dance group Car Crash Set.

In the mid-90s, Reekie produced two albums of subdued electronic dub under the name Cosa Nostra for German label Incoming. He also played guitar on four Greg Johnson albums.

Guests on Trip To The Moon albums have included Greg Johnson (trumpet), Nigel Gavin (guitar), Jim Langabeer (sax and flute), Johnny Fleury (Chapman stick), Ian “Dr Glam” Chapman (hang drums), Peter Scott (bass) and Haitham Mazyan (oud).

Members:

Trevor Reekie - guitar, samples

Tom Ludvigson - piano, synthesiser, drum programming