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  • 12/19/2008

Calmer "Open Source"

With all the holiday hoopla making everyone a little crazy and causing chaotic traffic jams in subway tunnels, we thought a track by an artist who goes by the name Calmer might be suitable for this morning. Otherwise known as Collin M Palmer, this Brooklyn-based percussionist/composer's music lives up to its name on his forthcoming album, Past is Present. Call it a fusion of avant-jazz and psychedelic-influenced electronics. The new album marks his debut for Moodgadget, and will be released on January 20. Photo by Tom Gillmore.

Past is Present
01 Miles Ahead (Take One)
02 Past is Present
03 Open Source
04 Rotation (Take One)

Average: 7.8 (253 votes)

48 comments Open Source

handshake (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 12/19/2008 - 17:01

yes I can testify

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 12/19/2008 - 17:08

this is so SICK!!!

prop213 (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 12/19/2008 - 17:12

i really needed to hear something like this.
new and original. finally.

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 12/19/2008 - 18:25


ryan (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 12/19/2008 - 18:39

ninja tune should to take a hard look at this.

the future.

dr.xnlb (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 12/19/2008 - 18:53

smooth like butter. this is the new bitches brew.

mr. man (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 12/19/2008 - 20:18

calmer is a musical genius. looking forward to the lp

james (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 12/19/2008 - 20:25

this is the SHIT!!

tom croose (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 12/19/2008 - 20:25


alen (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 12/19/2008 - 21:25

this is what you call well composed music !

paws (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 12/20/2008 - 00:31

love the bass and drums .
this is something to look forward to

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 12/20/2008 - 11:59

this is brilliant!!!

soundforthefuture (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 12/20/2008 - 12:02

i cant help listening to this over and over again.

jedi (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 12/20/2008 - 12:56

this guy is amazing on drums. i saw him open for keith murry in brooklyn. he is straight up sick!!

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 12/20/2008 - 13:54

if the rest of the ep is as good as this .i cant wait to get ahold it.

Z Double U (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 12/20/2008 - 14:07

Refreshing! take a step out of your realm and find yourself lost in this original sound that definitely has a pulse for years to come

aleatoric (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 12/20/2008 - 14:35

its getting radical now!

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 12/20/2008 - 16:35

seems like jazz just might have someone to save the art form here.

art (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 12/20/2008 - 18:18


izm (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 12/20/2008 - 20:06

his CMJ show was breath taking. The bass player he played with was insanely good as well.

cute little brat (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 12/20/2008 - 20:31

i've known about this dude for a couple of years now and i cant describe how NEEDED his music is right now. it really is, as some of the other comments say, New Jazz. i'm really excited about this EP and i keep his songs on repeat

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 12/20/2008 - 21:04

Amazing! Hope to see more in the future.

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 12/20/2008 - 23:30

love you collin, JE says so


Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Sun, 12/21/2008 - 00:07

fuuuck this is toooo good to be

Peter Sieper (not verified) Wrote

Sun, 12/21/2008 - 11:27

congrats on the new release!

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Sun, 12/21/2008 - 12:54

this is a great change of pace from all the stuff i have been hearing these days.

bird (not verified) Wrote

Sun, 12/21/2008 - 13:41

this is someone to watch out for

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Mon, 12/22/2008 - 10:51

this is a refreshing sound. Need more. Tour?

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Mon, 12/22/2008 - 11:52

yes!! i second on the touring.i want to see this live.

steve (not verified) Wrote

Mon, 12/22/2008 - 12:12


crz (not verified) Wrote

Mon, 12/22/2008 - 15:37

feelin' it... mad talent.

jeebus (not verified) Wrote

Mon, 12/22/2008 - 22:09

calmer had me at hello

pop (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 12/23/2008 - 13:31

mad talent coming from this kid.

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 12/23/2008 - 13:36

this is to good to be true

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 12/24/2008 - 22:55

i need to hear more of this.

Moodgadget (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 12/26/2008 - 10:16

Here is the music video for:

Calmer - Open Source

Joshhh (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 12/30/2008 - 12:38

How do i download the links!! i really want this song but i cant figure it out. Please help me =]

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 12/31/2008 - 14:04

really pretty

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 12/31/2008 - 14:12

joshhh,click download at the top next to the streaming mp3 under the write up.

acid (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 01/03/2009 - 22:51


Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Sun, 01/04/2009 - 13:18

pure heat

bret (not verified) Wrote

Mon, 01/05/2009 - 17:19

I can't wait for this EP.

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 01/06/2009 - 12:48

amazing! pure talent.

spareparts (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 01/10/2009 - 02:15

if this label is as good as its big sister,
holy fuck! watch out Keith, Damn you moodgadget, Damn you!

proaudio (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 01/10/2009 - 21:46

this label will own 2009 with out a doubt with release's like this.

Moodgadget (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 01/13/2009 - 11:08

The EP is available now exclusively here a week early:


Choose your own price (a suggested price appears in the "Amount" box–$1 minimum).

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Mon, 01/26/2009 - 12:26

the past is present ep is fucking AMAZING !!!

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 02/07/2009 - 23:13

i went to high school with this guy! he was talented then and even more talented now.

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