Castorp – “Last Night On Earth”


Released today, “Last Night On Earth” is a lovely track from Castorp, aka “Welsh-blooded, South-London based” Steffan Davies. The project takes a cue aesthetically from the likes of Gruff Rhys, Leonard Cohen, and Grizzly Bear — all sharing a deeply emotive sound, with Rhys and Super Furry Animals in particular channeling a sort of yearning melancholy that’s reminiscent here. The track is described as “the first chapter of Davies’ story of redemption, rebirth & recreating yourself – breaking the shackles of the past in order to move on, and brimming with the desperation that comes first.” Deep, warming vocals are accompanied by glistening verses and a chorus that’s aided by a Beach House-like hypnotic guitar line, all culminating in a track that’s melodically memorable and stylistically suave. “Last Night On Earth” is a winner from Castorp.

“Last Night On Earth” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of May 2019’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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