Spin Magazine recently sat down with Chino Moreno from DEFTONES and discussed their new album full of moody melody and soaring aggression called “Koi No Yokan”.
Go here to stream the new outing in full.
Time is money.
That’s one of the biggest things we’ve learned. We recorded our last record, Diamond Eyes, pretty fast. I think we spent six months from writing it to recording it. Our whole work ethic changed at that point. Not dragging things out and really capturing a moment in time is a great way to make a record. We did a couple of records before that — Saturday Night Wrist and the self-titled record — both of those took a couple of years. Taking that long just is not a good work ethic. We’d have an idea, a riff, and it would be tweaked and mangled and months and years later, after enough things are added to it, you kind of lose the sense of what it was you were trying to do. Capturing the essence of what the idea was in the first place is very important.
Read the full interview at this location.