Hero Worship: Chino Moreno salutes Mogwai

No stranger to their tinnitus inducing might, Chino Moreno of Deftones, ††† and Palms tips his bunnet to our February cover stars and claims they have unfinished business

Feature by Chino Moreno | 06 Feb 2014

I went to see Mogwai at The Fillmore in San Francisco back in 2001, and to this day, it's both the loudest and quietest show I've seen in my life. I was so impressed by the dynamics. At one moment it was so quiet. Everyone in the venue would be silent. You could hear a pin drop. Then the next moment my chest was caving in because of the noise.

That is one thing I always look for in music – dynamics – and they're one of the most extreme examples of marrying violence and beauty into a song I've ever heard. They sent me something during the Happy Songs for Happy People period, and I never got around to working on it – it just kind of fell through the cracks. I just got their new record Rave Tapes, and I love it. I've always been a huge fan, and I'd love to collaborate at some point. If they're reading this: what's your number, Mogwai? Call me up!

Crosses by ††† is released on 10 Feb via Sumerian Records. http://crossesmusic.com