Look closer, as that’s not a Moog – it’s a clever, two-Elektron rig. Love that retro-styled case. Photo courtesy RPE Duo.

Melding trumpet with live electronics and synths, RPE Duo is doing some hybrid jazz, further out. The pairing of (Doctors) Matt Postle (trumpet/synths) and Radek Rudnicki (electronics) is straight out of England – the two met while doing a PhD at the University of York – but here, we get to see it in the North Carolina hills. (Matt moved there, and they work remotely.) Synthesizers, southern fried.

For the video here, they find a nice setting, too: the factory tour at Moog Music, with freshly-released white Moogerfoogers coming to life in the background. The music itself is “acoustic and electronic improvisation with Elektron Machinedrum and Octatrack for live sampling and processing trumpet.”

Below, a teaser of their live work – as they were guests at a University of North Carolina Chapel Hill event funded by Jamey Aebersold. (Jamey’s a legend to those of us who have ever studied jazz performance.)

Inside the Moog factory. Photos by RPE Duo.

Good stuff. Find them on Facebook, and the record on Bandcamp (below).

  • http://www.facebook.com/matt.postle.7 Matt Postle

    Thanks so much Peter. I just wanted to clarify the Jamey Aebersold thing. We performed at UNC-Chapel Hill where we were part of a Special Guest series funded by Jamey Aebersold

  • http://www.facebook.com/chrisstack Chris Stack

    Nice work! Great music practically in my backyard.

  • Wōđanaz Óðinn

    I’ve never instantly loved something so much!

  • http://www.facebook.com/radek.rudnicki Radek Rudnicki

    Thanks for nice comments! and cheers again Peter for posting this. Currently I’m producing our second album based on material recorded during the tour. Thats the joy of UK-US collaboration. We put all updates on our fb page so check it out.