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  • Deftones Talk "Diamond Eyes," Writing Music in a Short Time Frame More, "Sex Tape" and More

    Wed, 10 Aug 2011 08:30:52

    Deftones Talk "Diamond Eyes," Writing Music in a Short Time Frame More, "Sex Tape" and More - Watch our exclusive video interview now

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    Deftones frontman Chino Moreno and bassist Sergio Vega sat down with ARTISTdirect.com for this exclusive video interview to chat about their latest album, Diamond Eyes. The album has drawn a lot of comparisons to 1997's neo-classic Around the Fur because it shares a similar cohesive style. Moreno admitted that both albums were written in a small amount of time and without any pre-conceived notions or plans beforehand. For Moreno, the processes were off-the-cuff and organic and yielded the best result.

    Moreno also talks about the dreamily spacey song "Sex Tape," the title of which has nothing to do with the subject matter. The song is admittedly pretty and that's why Moreno attached a raunchy name to it. Deftones are all about polarity and quiet/loud dynamics and aggressive/soft splits, so it's fitting that their song titles are often at odds with the sonics or the subjects.

    Overall, Moreno said that Diamond Eyes is comparable to a film like Blade Runner. It's disconnected from the planet and has a nighttime feel, lending an escapist feel. As creatures of the night, we love that vibe and that energy and Diamond Eyes certainly embodies that aura.

    Watch it now.



    What was your favorite part of our video chat with Deftones?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    08.08.11

    See our last interview with Chino Moreno here!



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