Chino Moreno’s Crosses Are Working On New Material

While Deftones‘ new album Ohms has garnered them critical acclaim, its release also means that the band’s members now have a little more time to pursue other creative work. One such project appears to be Chino Moreno’s side-project Crosses, which, according to a new interview, are currently working on new material.

“I just moved into a new place a little over a month ago, so I’ve been setting up my studio room in here,” Chino told horror site Bloody Disgusting while talking about his favorite horror films, “and I broke out some of that [unreleased] stuff from then, and I started working on it! Now that the Deftones record is done and there’s no touring really in the near future, I kinda have time to work on stuff so I’m definitely going to dig in and see where I can go with that.

“I really, really like that project. The best part about it for me was no-one knew we were making that record even. We put it out as EPs first and we just kinda dropped out of nowhere. Making music without any expectations was super freeing and fun. I really love doing it. I like the guys that I work with in that so I’m gonna try to get some of that stuff finalized…finished up.”

Chino also spoke about scoring Hulu’s I’m Just F’ing With You, one of the movies in their Into The Dark series.

“That was super fun for me! I was able to actually look at the clips and then create from scratch, tones and sounds to it. It’s difficult. It’s a lot of work, it’s a lot of time. Coming up with initial ideas is the easy part. I basically just used an old synthesizer that I have and a guitar and that’s the only two instruments I used on that whole soundtrack. Most of it’s all done on this old Prophet synthesizer that I have. A lot of the sounds on that keyboard have that sort of 80’s vibe to it. To me it was fun, creating it from nothing. I would LOVE to do something like that again.”

Keep your eyes out for more Crosses in the future. For now, here’s their 2014 self-titled album.

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Words by Chris Krovatin