Rats on the Run contends that Dungeon Master proves Gus Englehorn is more than just an “oddball.” According to the site’s review, “Beneath the panache for surreal presentation, light bouncing guitars and warm humour, there’s a once-soft now tough underbelly. Dungeon Master is an album of jangle stuffed joy but there’s anchors and chains to trip up on. Just take in ‘Oh Well Unwell’ and it’s want for clean minds and co-dependency. Dressed in messed sounds and wrapped up in stomp, you’d almost listen through without noticing. ‘Lips’ runs through it’s cartoonish quips, lifts and drops with an air of regret. ‘Terrible Horse‘ sounds and looks like a Gilbert Shelton illustration, coming the closest we get to claustrophobic. It’s a pleasure to unpick this album, frayed at the edges and thread bare… This isn’t oddball, it’s endearing. This isn’t just goofy, it’s glorious.”
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