Double Vinyl

Dynamite Masters Blues Quartet are back with Keenly, their 13th album since 1989, and first one in over a decade.

For Keenly, 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 to 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.