Gus Englehorn is an Alaskan singer-songwriter based in Quebec City. A former professional snowboarder Englehorn transitioned to music a couple of years ago. “My obsession with music grew too intense to ignore,” he says. “I’m a one-thing-at-the-time kind of guy.” His approach is visceral, subconscious and much like his snowboarding career: unafraid to take risks and unapologetic. Dadaism, alienation, childhood memories, autism, and surrealism are all inspirations for Englehorn’s creative process. He shares the stage with his wife, Quebec-based artist Estée Preda, on drums. Preda is also a key collaborator both musically and aesthetically, and she enjoys being referred to as his indispensable sidekick.
Last January, Englehorn released a debut album entitled Death & Transfiguration and has since been amassing a dedicated following. The LP received warm reviews locally: CHYZ crowned the record #1 album of the year in 2020, it was nominated for a GAMIQ award, and Le Canal Auditif gave it 8.5/10 while referring to it as “a captivating musical UFO.” France’s Indie Music zine called it “a true treasure of indie rock, already one of our favourite releases of the year,” while Atwood Magazine said the album was “an explosive release of the mind’s goings-on.” Englehorn has also recently performed at the FME in Rouyn-Noranda and The Great Escape in the UK.
Label: Secret City Records
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