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.
Never quite fitting into any specific scene, and seldom playing live, Trip To The Moon is very much a creative outlet for Swedish-born Ludvigson, whose CV includes television and film work, straight jazz performance and doing time in groups like Bluespeak and Inner City Jazz Workshop. Ditto Reekie, an important figure in the local scene for a multiplicity of reasons, including the running of his own labels Pagan and Antenna, and his broadcasting capers on National Radio, where he’s the producer and presenter of the excellent Hidden Treasures programme, amongst others. It’s both his guitar and production experience that Reekie sinks into Trip To The Moon, unfettered by commercial considerations.
In 2016 Trip To The Moon released their sixth album A Traveller's Tale.
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