All posts by Dan Obstkrieg

Happily committed to the foolish pursuit of words about sounds. Not actually a dinosaur.

Found Sounds And Frig You Friday, Vol. 2

Fuck me, there is a LOT of music out in the world. Welcome to volume two of a Found Sounds and Frustrated Expectations Fuck You Friday. The record keeps spinning, the globe keeps turning, the

Fvnerals – Let The Earth Be Silent Review

The German duo Fvnerals, so serious about their downcast craft that they opted for a ‘v’ to avoid even suggesting the word “fun,” poses a challenge to the listener: how dark is too dark? How

Sonic Poison – Eruption Review

Do you ever wonder if maybe Beethoven was just pretending to be deaf towards the end of his life? Like, maybe he was just tired of listening to eight dozen violins go “eek eek eek

Found Sounds and Frig You Friday, Vol. 1

Fuck me, there is a LOT of music out in the world. Welcome to a Found Sounds & Fuck Yeah Fuck You Friday. Is this the start of a recurring feature? Is this a dismal

Impending Rot – Anatomical Discorporated Aberration Review

Information is vanishingly scarce about Mexico’s Impending Rot. In fact, other than the fact that the band is from Mexico and is called Impending Rot, I have… zero information. A first EP appeared in October

Best Of 2022 – Dan Obstkrieg: In Which Foolishness Is Again Considered

The introduction, in which claims are made It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the vest

Qrixkuor – Zoetrope Review

If we wanted to keep it short and sweet, we could probably just say that London’s (likely Scrabble cheaters) Qrixkuor make nightmare music. Here at Last Rites, however, we are generally impressed with being neither