Before Montreal singer-songwriter Gus Englehorn was signed to Secret City Records he lived in a cabin in the woods and wrote Dungeon Master, the cutest, heaviest, strangest rock’n’roll record you will hear this year. Before he made the record he lived in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he fell in love at first sight with a girl named Estée Preda, who plays drums like Moe Tucker on salvia.

Dungeon Master, Englehorn’s label debut, is an outsider opus that sparkles with Dada spirit. Surprising, paranoid, studded with synths and strings, Dungeon Master is deeper than a cellar, blunter than a club — a shivering introduction to an artist who’s finally arrived.

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