In over 25 years of recording Martine’s career has spanned multiple genres and industries. From creating music for the Microsoft Vista operating systems to receiving a 2007 Grammy nomination for Best Engineered album, Martine has established himself has a sought-after producer and instrumentalist.
Martine grew up in Nashville, playing drums in numerous bands and developing his passion and skills as a producer and engineer. He often found himself in writing sessions and recording studios as he would accompany his father, singer-songwriter Layng Martine Jr. He credits those early years as the inspiration for the style and feel of his own studio, Flora Recording and Playback. As a composer and musician, Martine has released two solo studio albums and was a member of the Wayne Horvitz chamber group the 4+1 Ensemble alongside Reggie Watts.
Martine has worked with a diverse number of bands and artists during his career including producing and mixing the Decemberists’ album The Crane Wife (Capitol), engineering and mixing Bill Frisell’s Grammy Nominated album Disfarmer (Nonesuch), producing, engineering, and mixing My Morning Jacket’s Circuital (ATO) and Camera Obscura’s Desired Lines (4AD), and mixing Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ record PersonA (Community Music Group).
More recent projects include mixing and playing on Mavis Staples’ record Livin’ on a High Note (Anti), producing, engineering, and playing on First Aid Kit’s Ruins (Columbia), producing, engineering, and mixing William Tyler’s Goes West (Merge) as well as Rosanne Cash’s She Remembers Everything (Blue Note), and engineering Neko Case’s Hell On (Anti).
Martine is currently living in Portland, Oregon and creating music in his studio, Flora Recording and Playback.
*Credit Key: P – Producer, E – Engineer, M – Mixer, Mu – Musician