Release Date 11/16/2018
Dynamite Masters Blues Quartet are back. Keeenly is their 13th album since 1989, but the first one over a decade, and, in anticipation of a tour in North America, the third DMBQ album ever released outside Japan. It is an enormous sound of rock, just what the world needs to hear right now!
DMBQ are Shinji Masuko, Shinji Wada and Maki. In the time since their last record, Masuko has been a member of Boredoms, playing guitars, noise, tape machine and turntables, participating in the 77 and 88 BOADRUM projects and organizing the principles of Eye’s Sevena (seven-necked) guitar.
For Keeenly, the first DMBQ record in a long time, the band recorded themselves, using vintage mics, analog tech, and lots of amps. In a tribute to the old-school hard rock that is their inspiration, they recorded live. This reflects the inspiration of nature as well — things like wind, water, sky, wild animals and human beings are all very influential to DMBQ. Their music is an attempt to bring a great noise of natural sound into the world, sidestepping the use of computers completely.
In the 1990s, the sound of DMBQ was described as heavy psych rock, which is a kind of music that the band has great feeling for. However, their goal is get free from the constrictions of rock, using more abstract and imaginative elements, such as the use of noise and drone elements in their playing. Today, these intentions are fully integrated and evolved, and the pure electric force of the music is at an apex of expression.This double-LP version of Keeenly allows the world to hear the monster sounds of DMBQ in their natural element. Play it LOUD—you can’t help it!