Tucker Martine

Tucker Martine (born January 14, 1972) is an American record producer, musician and composer. In 2010, Paste Magazine included Martine in their list of the 10 Best Producers of the Decade.[1]

Tucker Martine
Born1972 (age 47–48)
OriginUnited States
Occupation(s)Record producer, musician, composer

Early lifeEdit

Tucker Martine, the son of singer and songwriter Layng Martine, Jr.,[2] grew up in Nashville, Tennessee where he played in bands and tinkered with recording devices before moving to Boulder, Colorado upon graduating from high school. In Colorado, Martine was a DJ at a public radio station KGNU. He would frequently play two or more records at once on the air. Martine also took courses at the Naropa Institute where he studied sound collage and befriended Harry Smith - the ethnomusicologist, artist and Kabbalist - who made a large impression on Martine.


In 1993, Martine moved to Seattle, Washington where he began to combine his skills and interests. He joined Wayne Horvitz's chamber group The 4 Plus 1 Ensemble alongside Reggie Watts where Martine's instrument was a series of looping and sound manipulating devices which were fed by the groups otherwise acoustic instruments. Martine received a Grammy nomination in 2007 in the "best engineered album" category for the Floratone album with Bill Frisell on Blue Note. He has also released several albums of his field recordings. As a composer and musician Martine has released 2 albums under the recording pseudonym Mount Analog as well as Mylab (a collaboration with keyboardist Wayne Horvitz) and Orchestra Dim Bridges (with violist Eyvind Kang). Additionally, Microsoft called upon Martine's creativity when they asked him to help compose the startup and branding sounds for Microsoft's new operating system Vista.[3] Today Martine lives in Portland and continues to make records in his own studio Flora Recording & Playback.

Martine has worked with artists such as The Decemberists, R.E.M., My Morning Jacket, Modest Mouse, Beth Orton, Neko Case, First Aid Kit, Mudhoney, Bill Frisell, Sufjan Stevens, Spoon, Grandaddy, Mavis Staples, Courtney Barnett, Iron And Wine, Gary Larson, The Jayhawks, Karl Blau, Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros, Carrie Brownstein, Blind Pilot, Camera Obscura, Robin Pecknold (Fleet Foxes), Stephen Malkmus (Pavement), k.d. lang, She and Him, M. Ward, Mt. Joy, Case/lang/Veirs, Jesse Sykes, and Laura Veirs.


As Tucker MartineEdit

With Floratone[4]Edit

With Wayne HorvitzEdit

As Mount AnalogEdit

Selected discographyEdit

Artist Release Contribution Year
Karl Blau Introducing Karl Blau Producer / Engineer / Mixing / Percussion 2016
case/lang/veirs case/lang/veirs Producer / Engineer / Mixing / Percussion 2016
Aoife O'Donovan In The Magic Hour Producer / Engineer / Mixing / Percussion 2016
My Morning Jacket The Waterfall Producer / Engineer / Mixing / Percussion 2015
The Decemberists What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World Producer / Engineer / Mixing / Group Singing 2015
Modest Mouse Strangers To Ourselves Producer / Engineer 2015
Sufjan Stevens Carrie and Lowell Recordist 2015
Punch Brothers The Phosphorescent Blues Recordist 2015
Bill Frisell Guitar in the Space Age! Engineer 2014
Brian Blade Landmarks Engineer 2014
Don Henley / Blind Pilot Looking into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne Producer / Engineer / Mixing 2014
Jenny Scheinman The Littlest Prisoner Producer / Engineer / Mixing 2014
Camera Obscura Desire Lines Producer / Engineer / Mixing 2013
Lori Goldston Film Scores Engineer, Producer 2013
Jars of Clay Inland Producer / Engineer 2013
The Avett Brothers Magpie and the Dandelion Engineer 2013
Jim James Regions of Light and Sound of God Engineer 2013
Richard Buckner Surrounded Mixing 2013
Neko Case The Worse Things Get... Producer / Engineer / Mixing 2013
Laura Veirs Warp & Weft Producer / Engineer / Mixing 2013
Lau Race the Loser Producer 2012
Black Prairie A Tear in the Eye Is a Wound in the Heart Producer / Engineer / Mixing 2012
Floratone Floratone II Composer, Engineer, Producer 2012
Jenny Scheinman Mischief & Mayhem Mixing 2012
Beth Orton Sugaring Season Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Percussion 2012
The Avett Brothers The Carpenter Engineer 2012
Tift Merritt Traveling Alone Producer, Engineer 2012
The Chieftains Voice of Ages Engineer 2012
The Decemberists We All Raise Our Voices to the Air: Live Songs 04.11.08 Mixing 2012
Various Artists The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond Engineer 2012
My Morning Jacket Circuital Producer / Engineer / Mixing / Photography 2011
Abigail Washburn City of Refuge Producer / Engineer / Mixing / Drums 2011
R.E.M. Collapse into Now Engineer 2011
Wild Flag Wild Flag Mixing 2011
The Decemberists Long Live the King Producer / Engineer / Mixing 2011
Thao & Mirah Thao & Mirah Mixing 2011
The Decemberists The King Is Dead Producer / Engineer / Mixing 2011
John Wesley Harding The Sound of His Own Voice Mixing 2011
Laura Veirs Tumble Bee: Laura Veirs Sings Folk Songs for Children Producer / Engineer / Mixing / Drums 2011
Blind Pilot We Are the Tide Mixing 2011
Quasi American Gong Mixing 2010
Black Prairie Feast of the Hunters' Moon Producer, Engineer 2010
Laura Veirs July Flame Producer / Engineer / Mixing / Drums / Photography 2010
Tift Merritt See You on the Moon Producer / Engineer / Mixing 2010
Langhorne Slim Be Set Free Mixing 2009
Laura Gibson Beasts of Seasons Producer / Engineer / Mixing 2009
Bill Frisell Disfarmer Engineer, Mixing 2009
Spoon Got Nuffin' Mixing 2009
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down Know Better Learn Faster Producer / Engineer / Mixing 2009
Brian Blade Mama Rosa Composer, Engineer, Mixing 2009
Loch Lomond Night Bats Mixing 2009
Bill Frisell The Best of Bill Frisell, Vol. 1: Folk Songs Audio Engineer, Engineer, Mixing 2009
The Decemberists The Hazards of Love Producer, Engineer, Mixing 2009
Death Cab for Cutie The Open Door EP Mixing 2009
Mirah (A)spera Producer, Engineer. Mixing 2009
Wayne Horvitz A Walk In The Dark Engineer 2008
Colin Meloy Colin Meloy Sings Live! Assembly, Mixing 2008
Transmissionary Six Cosmonautical Mixing 2008
Chris Walla Field Manual Mixing 2008
Musée Mécanique Hold This Ghost Mixing 2008
Wayne Horvitz One Dance Alone Engineer 2008
Brian Blade Season of Changes Engineer, Mixing 2008
Mudhoney The Lucky Ones Producer / Engineer / Mixing 2008
Thao & the Get Down Stay Down We Brave Bee Stings and All Producer / Engineer / Mixing / Musician 2008
Steve Wynn Crossing Dragon Bridge Mixing 2008
Marco Benevento Invisible Baby Engineer 2008
Floratone Floratone Producer, Composer, Engineer, Producer 2007
Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter Like, Love, Lust and the Open Halls of the Soul Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Percussion 2007
Laura Veirs Saltbreakers Beats, Drums, Engineer, Mixing, Percussion, Producer 2007
Jim White Transnormal Skiperoo Drums, Engineer, Handclapping, Producer, Vocals 2007
Johanna Kunin Clouds Electric Producer, Mixing, Performer 2006
Heather Greene Five Dollar Dress Beats, Engineer, Mixing, Percussion, Producer 2006
Mike Dumovich Mesojunarian Drums, Engineer, Noise, Producer 2006
Transmissionary Six Radar Audio Production, Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Shaker, Tambourine 2006
The Decemberists The Crane Wife Producer, Engineer, Mixing, 2006
Mudhoney Under a Billion Suns Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Treatments 2006
Bill Frisell East/West Engineer, Mixing 2005
The Long Winters Ultimatum Audio Production, Producer 2005
Erin McKeown We Will Become Like Birds Producer / Engineer / Mixing / Musician 2005
Laura Veirs Year of Meteors Producer / Engineer / Mixing / Musician 2005
Laura Veirs Carbon Glacier Producer, Musician, Engineer, Mixing, Composer, Treatments 2004
Jim White Drill A Hole In That Substrate And Tell Me What You See Producer, Drums, Engineer 2004
Bush Taxi Mali Field Recordings From Mali Producer, Engineer, Photography 2004
Broken Hearted Dragonflies Insects of Southeast Asia Producer, Recordist, Photography 2004
Mylab Mylab Producer, Composer, Musician, Mixing, Field Recording 2004
Mount Analog New Skin Producer, Composer, Musician, Engineer, Mixer 2004
Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter Oh, My Girl Producer, Engineer, Drums, Mixing 2004
Eyvind Kang Virginal Co Ordinates Engineer, Treatments 2003
DownPilot Leaving Not Arriving Producer, Drums, Engineer, Mixing, Beat Box 2003
Daniel Carter & Rueben Radding Luminescence Recording, Mixing 2003
John Zorn Masada Guitars Engineer 2003
Petra Haden & Bill Frisell Self-titled Recorder, Mixer 2003
Kelly Joe Phelps Slingshot Professionals Engineer, Mixer 2003
Bill Frisell The Intercontinentals Engineer, Mixing 2003
Wayne Horvitz Forever Producer, Engineer, Mixing 2003
Nicholas Vroman Periods and Question Marks Producer, Endineer, Mixing 2003
Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter Reckless Burning Producer, Engineer, Mixing 2002
Bill Frisell The Willies Engineer, Mixing 2002
Sarah Siskind Covered Producer, Drums, Mixing 2001
Four Plus One Ensemble From A Window Producer, Musician, Mixing, Drum Machines 2001
Laura Veirs Triumphs and Travails of Orphan Mae Producer, Drums, Engineer, Mixing, Field Recording 2001
Danny Barnes Things I Done Wrong Percussion, Engineer, Mixing 2001
Sanford Arms Too Loud For the Snowman Producer, Engineer, Mixing 2001
Eyvind Kang The Story of Iceland Drums, Voices, Recording, Mixing 2000
Eyvind Kang Theater of Mineral NADEs Drums 1998
Farmer Not So John Receiver (album) Producer 1998
Eat the Dream Gnawa Music From Essaouria, Morocco Recorded, Produced 1996
Land of the Loops Bundle of Joy Mixing 1996


  1. ^ "The 10 Best Producers of the Decade (2000-2009)". Paste Magazine. November 8, 2009. Retrieved 2014-08-21.
  2. ^ "Guest DJ Tucker Martine". NPR.org.
  3. ^ Draud, Erica. "Windows Blog". Windowsteamblog.com. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  4. ^ "Floratone Discography". Discogs. Retrieved 28 June 2016.

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