FUNeral DEPT. was the first of several bands/projects started by Brooklyn-based artist and musician, David Richter. Although the first recordings that could be considered FD material were produced during the summer of 1998 - while David was living in Tempe, Az - it wasn’t his main focus until the following year when he moved to NYC where he recorded the first official FUNeral DEPT. album on the floor of his UES apartment in 1999.
In the summer of 2000 David moved to Ithaca, NY and soon after replaced the abused 4 track cassette recorder used for the first album with a digital 16-track recorder and continued to write and record songs for FUNeral DEPT and other projects. Then, in the summer of 2002, David moved back to NYC and after nearly 2 years of experimenting and recording lost all the material for the 2nd album to back-up disc errors. After a few failed attempts at re-recording he left music behind to pursue other interests - until accidentally forming Electric Waves of Resistance in 2006.