About This Release
“Impermanence” is the first independently-released single by Portland, OR-based DJ and producer silversound.
Nineties house piano, dubby synth stabs, and a bubbling bassline ride a swishy 909 beat, accented by giddy snare rolls and a snarling Reese bass.
The title, inspired by the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and Pema Chödrön, honors the acceptance of impermanence as a fact of life, and the gratitude for life’s preciousness that arises from that acceptance.
Key: D Minor
Tempo: 126 BPM
Roland Juno-106 analog synthesizer
Korg MicroKorg digital synthesizer
Roland E-38 digital piano
Roland TR-8S drum machine
Ableton Operator software synthesizer
Written, produced, and mixed by silversound
Mix consultation by d.lawrence
Mastered by Hobbess
Artwork by jpavlacky
“It is not impermanence that makes us suffer. What makes us suffer is wanting things to be permanent when they are not.”
—Thich Nhat Hanh, The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching
“When someone’s born, recognize it as impermanence. When someone dies, recognize it as impermanence. When your car gets stolen, recognize it as impermanence. When you fall in love, recognize it as impermanence, and let that intensify the preciousness. When a relationship ends, recognize it as impermanence. [...] Impermanence is a principle of harmony. When we don’t struggle against it, we are in harmony with reality.”
—Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart
silversound is the moniker of David Silver, a DJ, producer, remixer, vinyl collector, and all-around audiophile based in Portland, OR.
With over a decade of experience as a DJ, silversound appeals to adventurous club-goers and sophisticated crate-diggers alike. His precise-yet-groovy extended sets might explore house, disco, or techno depending on the vibe.
silversound is inspired by the intersection of dance music and queer liberation. Whether he’s DJing, remixing, or producing original tunes, silversound’s musical intention is to nurture collective joy.