Album artwork for DRONES by Terrace Martin

Featuring Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Kamasi Washington & More!

"Drones, Terrace Martin's first album-in-name since Velvet Portraits, started germinating in 2016. Contrary to the perception that info might cause, Martin wasn't merely toiling away for half a decade on this loosely conceptual set. He steered the Sounds of Crenshaw, Vol. 1 and Dinner Party projects, participated in R+R=Now, and in 2020 alone released a live LP, a crop of fine EPs, and singles such as the unflinching Black rebel anthem 'Pig Feet.' Add to that a seemingly full slate as a producer, sideman, and touring musician aiding artists ranging from 2 Chainz to Herbie Hancock. If Drones should be heard as the follow-up to Velvet Portraits, not as part of Martin's unceasing tear, so be it. Where the earlier album combined old-school R&B and traditional gospel, soul-jazz, and a little synth funk for over 70 mostly kicked-back minutes - with Martin often emphasizing his piquant alto sax - the comparatively succinct Drones is funkier, freakier, and ultimately more hip-hop." -Andy Kellman, AllMusic.com

Drones was recorded at Organic Grease Studios, Larrabee Recording Studios, Henson Recording Studios, and Chalice Recording Studios. The album was mixed at Organic Grease Studios and mastered by Mike Bozzi at Bernie Grundman Mastering.

Terrace Martin

DRONES

BMG Rights Management (US)
Album artwork for DRONES by Terrace Martin
LP +

$26.99

Red Vinyl

Red

Released 08/12/2022Catalog Number

BGRT767209.1

Terrace Martin

DRONES

BMG Rights Management (US)
Album artwork for DRONES by Terrace Martin
LP +

$26.99

Red Vinyl

Red

Released 08/12/2022Catalog Number

BGRT767209.1

Featuring Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Kamasi Washington & More!

"Drones, Terrace Martin's first album-in-name since Velvet Portraits, started germinating in 2016. Contrary to the perception that info might cause, Martin wasn't merely toiling away for half a decade on this loosely conceptual set. He steered the Sounds of Crenshaw, Vol. 1 and Dinner Party projects, participated in R+R=Now, and in 2020 alone released a live LP, a crop of fine EPs, and singles such as the unflinching Black rebel anthem 'Pig Feet.' Add to that a seemingly full slate as a producer, sideman, and touring musician aiding artists ranging from 2 Chainz to Herbie Hancock. If Drones should be heard as the follow-up to Velvet Portraits, not as part of Martin's unceasing tear, so be it. Where the earlier album combined old-school R&B and traditional gospel, soul-jazz, and a little synth funk for over 70 mostly kicked-back minutes - with Martin often emphasizing his piquant alto sax - the comparatively succinct Drones is funkier, freakier, and ultimately more hip-hop." -Andy Kellman, AllMusic.com

Drones was recorded at Organic Grease Studios, Larrabee Recording Studios, Henson Recording Studios, and Chalice Recording Studios. The album was mixed at Organic Grease Studios and mastered by Mike Bozzi at Bernie Grundman Mastering.