'...and the blue stretched for miles'
with the new cd just about ready to go (early january
release for sure) we decided to make a cd-r single for
the song '...and the blue stretched for miles'... it
will be available at the stockton show (december 10),
and in addition to the 12 minute long '...blue...' it
will contain one old track and two live tracks that
were recorded on our recent radio appearance on wrsu
(fabric and circles... the live performance of
dreaming was mixed poorly so we're putting the 4 track
demo on there instead)... we'll only be making 40
(hand numbered) copies of this limited edition
release, so get it quick before they're gone...
ZELDA PINWHEEL ON THE AIR
this tuesday, november 26, between 7:00 and 8:00 pm
we'll be making our first live radio appearance... the
station is wrsu in new brunswick (rutgers university)
which is 88.7 on your fm dial... unfortunately,
because of certain regulations, only james and steve
will be able to be there (with the dj)... apparently
if more then 3 people are in a college radio studio at
once, it is considered a plot to overthrow the
government (and they just might be right...) we'll be
interviewed, and have the chance to play a few songs so if
you're within 30 miles of new brunswick, tune in....
...one tear to this fabric...
we've been waiting for a long time...in mid-december all
that will end... the cd contains songs... the fabric of our
live: red in a pink cube, dreaming of outside... and the
blue stretched for mile, painting broken circles, waltzing
over cracked pavement. when sleeping children could learn to
breathe underwater, everything was beautiful and nothing
NEW MP3 (now) & NEW CD (soon)
we've added a new MP3 to the
mp3.com site . it's the 4 track demo version of
'dreaming of outside' that is featured on the serenity (in
hindsight) ep... this version was recorded by steve in his
bedroom and features backing tracks made possible by his
fish (lionel, ringo, tom, tom, & tom.) it has since
been rerecorded and the new version will end up on our brand
new full length which is just about finished. we'll be
mastering it with our buddy gabe (mercenary productions)
within a week or two and are hoping to be able to release it
by mid november... more info on that soon...
ZELDA PINWHEEL @ UNCLE JOE’s
the next ZELDA PINWHEEL show is booked and
confirmed… on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, you can see ZELDA
PINWHEEL performing at UNCLE JOE’s in JERSEY CITY (154 First
St @ Marin Blvd)… we go on at 10:00 and it’s only $5… also
performing will be
NATIONALE BLUE (12:00), and
THE SKYLINE MILE(11:00)…
more info (including directions) on our
ZELDA PINWHEEL & THE ASTRAL DRIFTERS (the sequel)
that's right... ZELDA PINWHEEL and THE ASTRAL DRIFTERS will
be performing their second of 2 performances in front of the
DUBLIN HOUSE on MONMOUTH ST. in RED BANK, NJ on saturday,
august 10 from 7:00-10:00... the first hour will be a set by
the ASTRAL DRIFTERS, the second (8:00) will feature both
groups playing improvised music together, and the final set
(9:00) feature ZELDA PINWHEEL performing by themselves...
the last time we did this was a blast and it's free, so come
one, come all....
ZELDA PINWHEEL featured in THE ISLANDER
this weeks issue of THE ISLANDER features a full page
article on ZELDA PINWHEEL. the article includes pieces of an
interview with steve, an overview of the 'serenity' ep, and
a brief preview on our upcoming new full length, '(hope
lies) beyond these white walls.' if you can't find a copy
(we had a really hard time) the article will be posted on
the site within a week or so...
ZELDA PINWHEEL STICKERS!!!
we have stickers now... they look like this:
you can get them for free at our shows, or by sending a self
addressed stamped envelope (and note telling us what you
transparent voice records
c/o stephen quaranta
6 hutchinson dr
port monmouth, nj 07758
zelda pinwheel nominated at
asbury music awards
the nominees were announced
today for this years asbury music awards. it's the 10th such
event and among the nominees is everyone's favorite melodic
noise trio, ZELDA PINWHEEL, in the category of 'top avant
garde act'... there are 14 other bands nominated in this
catagory, including our friends in JFK's LSD UFO, PINK FROG,
and GEORGE IS DEAD (a performance punk band for whom steve
was the original guitarist.) some other artists who are
worth mentioning are NICKI JANE (top female solo performer),
LORD STERLING (top hard act, top indie band, top promotional
flyer, and top drummer) and THE RIBEYE BROTHER (top roots
band.) nikki and sterling will be performing too... it's all
going down at the berkeley carteret oceanfront hotel in
asbury park on august 4... i wondering if i should rent a
ZELDA PINWHEEL & astral plain drifters
performing an outdoor live set on the streets of RED BANK, NJ
on saturday, july 13 monmouth street to be exact we’ll be out
in front of DOWNTOWN ANTIQUES, which is directly across from
the DUBLIN HOUSE here’s how it’s all going to go down:
7:00-7:40 will start off with a set from astral plain drifters
from 8:00-8:40 ZELDA PINWHEEL and astral plain drifters will
combine to play some improvised music finally, from 9:00-9:40
ZELDA PINWHEEL will be performing by themselves at the very
least this should be a lot of fun and extremely interesting to
see how the members rumson high society, who clutter the town,
react to our polluting the streets with noise come on by grab
an outside table at the dub drink yourself silly with us it
all adds to the experience
just an update... nothing big
haven't updated in a while... just wanted to say hi... we had
an absolutely glorious practice today at ralph's house which
we just happened to get on 4 track tape... maybe we'll allow
the rest of the world to here some of it... not bad at all...
the 'hope...' CD is still in the works... we're drawing slowly
closer... patience please... we also have some shows being
whispered about... stay tuned true believers...
NEW LOOK WEB SITE & NEWS ARTICLE
as you can plainly see, our web site has undergone some
cosmetic surgery. the front and home page images will change
periodically, just to keep things interesting keep checking
back also, there is an article in the TRI-CITY NEWS (red bank,
nj) about our upcoming show ('NO LIMITS TO ELECTRONIC
HORIZONS' MAY 30 @ THE SAINT in ASBURY PARK, NJ.) it features
an overview of the show and a brief interview with our buddy
and show organizer, ANDRE CHOLMONDELEY (JFK'S LSD UFO, PROJECT
OBJECT, founder of ELECTRONIC REVOLUTION ALLIANCE.) see you at
Thursday May 30 @ the saint (asbury park)
another night of electronic music and sonic experimentation:
'no limits to electronic horizons'
featuring: ZELDA PINWHEEL, -MICHAEL LUCIO STERNBACH - (digital
video and film), BACKBREAKERNECKBRACE - (electronic duo
laptops, ambience, video + electronics), -JFK'S LSD UFO -
(electronic trio - percussion, guitar/synth, samples and the
treated trumpet of noted jazz trumpeter Dave Ballou), -ALAN
GOWA - (he taught 1/2 of all existing
monmouth county guitarists!! His specialty is processed guitar
loops and electronic/guitar synth Layers )
Doors 7:30pm Showtime 8:00pm
$6 advance $8 day of show!! Tickets available at:
SECOND NATURE 65 Broad St Red Bank 732.747.6448
DRUMMERS ALLEY 52-A Monmouth St Red Bank 732.450.1013
THE SAINT 601 Main St Asbury Park 732.775.9144
Win tickets on the X !! 88.9
TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2002
@ the stony pony (asbury park)
with TONY LEVIN (of KING CRIMSON)
more info on the shows page...
SERENITY (in HINDSIGHT)
the show at the saint was a huge success, and we are now proud
to announce the official release of our new EP, SERENITY (in
HINDSIGHT)... this 6 song, 33 minute cd is available through
the band (in person or e mail order) and at jack's music in
red bank, and will be available at vintage vinyl on fords and
the vintage vinyl web site (www.VVinyl.com) within a few
this is not an april fools prank...
ZELDA PINWHEEL will be releasing a new EP, entitled 'serenity
(in hindsight)' on tuesday, april 16, 2002. this EP will
feature 2 tracks from the first cd, 1 live track, and 3 brand
new studio tracks (2 demos of songs that will reappear on the
upcoming full length, and one exclusive track.) here's the
1. serenity (now!)
2. white walls (4 track version)
3. bells (circa 1984)
4. the fabric of our lives (demo)
5. circles for the blind (live)
6. father john
this new demo will be available at ZELDA PINWHEEL's show on
april 16, at the saint (see entry from 3.3.02)
NEW LIVE MP3
for your listening pleasure, we've added a new live version of
'circles for the blind' to our MP3.com page... enjoy...
ZELDA PINWHEEL & the MOTHERS of INVENTION
APRIL 16 @ THE SAINT (asbury park, NJ)
A NIGHT OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC AND SONIC EXPERIMENTATION.
three generations of OSCillation...
Don Preston Akashic Ensemble
(the original synth player from FRANK ZAPPA's MOTHERS of
JON GOODKIND - DJ/Electronic artist
CHARLES COHEN - Buchla Sound Easel, Electronic Pioneer
more info soon.
friday, march 1, 2002
basement show @ 56 plum st.
in new brunswick, nj
show starts at 9:00
$3 cover at door
email us for more info
there may be a NEW EP in the near future... for now that is on
i know that this isn't exactly exciting news, but i haven't
had any real news to report for a while, and i didn't want you
to think we weren't doing anything. anyway, we've added some
new photos of stephen and james to the images section... they
were taken at our last show at the saint by our good friend
(and part time band member) kerri...
i promise that we'll have so real news to report soon,
including a new show, new compilation appearance (this one
should actually pan out), and possibly even a new ep to be
made available before the new full length cd that we're
currently working on... i'll let you know when we've works out
2 NEW SHOWS ADDED
ZELDA PINWHEEL has added two shows at THE SAINT in the coming
the first will be an acoustic set opening for ADAM FRANKLIN
(of SWERVEDRIVER) on DECEMBER 27. ADAM is one of stephen's
favorite guitarists and this is quite an honor for the band.
be warned: do not expect a traditional acoustic set from the
band... we have a few tricks up our sleeves...
the second show is on JANUARY 5. we'll be back to our patented
noise brigade for this show...
hope to see you all there...
GERALDO RIVERA loves ZELDA PINWHEEL
well, it's more likely that geraldo has no idea who we are,
but ZELDA PINWHEEL is featured in a rave review in this week's
issue of geraldo's paper, THE TWO RIVER TIMES. the review
gives a glimpse into ZELDA PINWHEEL's recent live set at the
saint (november 30, 2001.) the paper can be purchased in the
red bank area this week. if you don't get around to buying
your own copy, we will be posting the review on our site very
soon... more shows to come shortly...
i can't believe that it's december and i walked around outside
with short sleeves tonight... anyway, the first ZELDA PINWHEEL
show in a year and a half was a rousing success... thanks to
everyone who came out to support us. i can't tell you how much
it means to james and i. also, thanks to the boys at the
saint, and especially to CELESPERE who put on an amazing set
after we played. we'll be playing again in a month or so...
NEW SHOW ADDED
ZELDA PINWHEEL & CELESPHERE
friday, november 30, 2001
@ the saint in asbury park
(more info including directions on our 'upcoming shows'
LOT'S OF NEWS TODAY
NEW ZELDA PINWHEEL CD IN THE WORKS
ZELDA PINWHEEL has begun recording their follow-up to (:as
seen through a thin sheet of glass). there is no time table on
this as of yet and the band is only in the embryo stages of
the recording, but if you've seen stephen and james play
recently, you know that the new material is very different from
the first album... we'll keep you posted. in addition the
ZELDA PINWHEEL on DYSLEXIC EQUATIONS compilation
ZELDA PINWHEEL will be featured on a compilation on new
brunswick based start up label, DYSLEXIC EQUATION RECORDS.
also featured on this comp will be THE MAGNETIC FIELDS (MERGE
RECORDS,) MODEST MOUSE (K RECORDS,) and our good buddies
CELESPHERE (among others.) ZELDA PINWHEEL will be submitting a
new song to the effort. the CD should be released in early
2002. and finally...
NEW LINKS ADDED
today we added some new links to our page. the first is
CELESPHERE. if you haven't heard this band, you are missing
out. they are friends of ours who are centered in new
brunswick. we'll be doing some shows with them very soon...
the second link is perhaps the most important. it is the
INDEPENDENT MEDIA CENTER. in these times of war and confusion
more so then ever, we owe it to ourselves to get our news from
a non-partisan source, not one who is control by corporate
and/or government interests... we highly recommend that you
check out both of these sites... happy surfing...
TOUCHY FEELY on MP3.com
TOUCHY FEELY, james's electronic side project, is now featured
on MP3.com. if you haven't already heard the self titled ep,
then you should go to the site (on our links page) and
download 'high tide in the sea of slime.' you shan't be
in the wake of this recent tragedy, we have added a new song
to our MP3.com site (link on main page) that we feel, through
nothing more than mere coincidence, expresses the pure emotion
of the situation. the song is called 'serenity (now!)' and it
is the second song from our cd...
BUY THE CD
a new section has been added to the site, containing complete
ordering information for ZELDA PINWHEEL's debut cd, (:as seen
through a thin sheet of glass). this page includes the address
of where to send payment, a list of record stores currently
carrying the cd, and a link to the vintage vinyl record store
web site (the store that stephen once worked at before he was
fired) where you can pay by credit card. the first (limited
edition) pressing is beginning to dwindle and no official
decision has been made regarding the next batch, so if you
haven't already, buy your copy soon?
TAKING A SHORT BREAK
stephen will be on the road for much of august, so the band
will be taking a short break. upon his return, look for more
shows in the fall and perhaps another album this winter...
Stephen Quaranta (of ZELDA PINWHEEL) planning solo project
STEPHEN QUARANTA, singer, guitarist, and founder of ZELDA
PINWHEEL, is currently working on his first solo release on
TRANSPARENT VOICE RECORDS. it will consist of live guitar
improvisations which he says "attempt to transcend time and
space by all but completely abandoning the ideas of key and
time signature, leaving us with sounds that bounce around in a
way that may seem quite random, but it's usually not." the
moniker for this project has yet to be determined and he has
not yet begun to record, but it should be complete by the end
of the summer and may be produced by fellow ZELDA PINWHEEL
guitarist, JAMES DELATACOMA (also of TOUCHY FEELY, and J
BETWEEN the T's among others.)
(UPDATE: this project has been put on the backburner as
stephen and james are focusing their time and energy on the
new ZELDA PINWHEEL cd and on putting together a live set...)
TransparentVoice.net LAUNCHED and TVR SAMPLER
we are pleased to announce the launch of
www.TransparentVoice.net , the official web site of
TRANSPARENT VOICE RECORDS, the home of ZELDA PINWHEEL and
TOUCHY FEELY. the label has also released "transparent music
volume I" which features two songs from each of these bands.
this is a free comp and will be available through the band and
at select record stores.
ZELDA PINWHEEL PERFORMANCES
ZELDA PINWHEEL is now beginning to start playing shows again.
the band's line-up will tend to vary from show to show. on
different dates, the band's core 3 of stephen james and pete,
will be joined by a myriad of guest musicians. this promises
to make each performance unique and not to be missed. the set
tends to consist of mutations of songs from the new CD, as
well as new songs and improvisations... check the 'upcoming
shows' section for more details...
NEWS FROM TRANSPARENT VOICE
3 bits of information:
first off, 'transparent music volume I - a transparent voice
records sampler' is in the works. details are currently begin
worked out and it will feature the music of ZELDA PINWHEEL,
and other artists that are soon to be released on the
transparent voice label...
secondly, for a limited time james's 'touchy feely' ep will be
given away for free at ZELDA PINWHEEL shows when you purchase
the new ZELDA PINWHEEL cd. as we mentioned before, TOUCHY
FEELY is the new ambient side project from james. james
described this project to stephen as "house music for the
mentally deranged." we think that is just perfect. stephen also
plays guitar on one track. this ep has yet to be released on
finally, the official transparent voice records web site is
currently under construction.
more info as it becomes available...
NEW CD & HAPPY BIRTHDAY
first off, the new cd, (:as seen through a thin sheet of
glass), is now available... for now it will be a limited
edition of 100 hand numbered CD-R's. the first 50 of these
will also include a special disc design... the cd is currently
only available through the band and record label (in person or
by mail order,) but within a few weeks it will be available in
select independent record stores in the NY/NJ area and also
for direct purchase online... for now, please email
transparent voice records at
TransparentVoice@ZeldaPinwheel.com to order your copy...
we would also like to wish our beloved web site a happy first
birthday... it is one year to the day the ZELDA PINWHEEL DOT
COM was officially launched...
james has recorded yet another side project. this one is a 16
minute ambient EP titled TOUCHY FEELY... it was mastered at
mercenary productions by gabe. this makes four CD's that james
has been a major part of in the last year (ZELDA PINWHEEL, J
BETWEEN THE T's, SNAKE EYES and now this...)
(reminder: the ZELDA PINWHEEL CD comes out in three weeks)
with the release of (:as seen through a thin sheet of glass)
less then a month off, we are starting to put together a live
set in preparation for summer shows? we have a new band mate.
his name is ryan and he will be playing drums and congas. in
addition to this, gary has rejoined the band on bass after his
year long absence. they will be joining stephen, pete, and
james for the upcoming performances?
new ZELDA PINWHEEL cd
with the new cd finished, we thought it best not to allow it
to sit around and collect dust... so without further delay, we
are pleased to announce that the new ZELDA PINWHEEL cd,
officially titled (:as seen through a thin sheet of glass),
will be released on tuesday, MAY 22, 2001... for the first two
weeks, the album will be available exclusively through the
band... the first pressing of 100 copies will be hand numbered
and colored in crayon...
J BETWEEN THE T?s is the experimental hip hop project from
JAMES of ZELDA PINWHEEL. 'DEFinitely Plugged In,' J?s debut CD
is complete and has been released in limited numbers. guest
musicians include stephen from ZELDA PINWHEEL (guitar) as well
as kerri (melodica) and james's brother mike (sax.) to order
the cd or hear a track from the album, go to J?s MP3.com site?
rumor has it that there is a compilation in the works that
will feature the music of ZELDA PINWHEEL. the CD will most
likely contain two ZELDA PINWHEEL songs: one from the
forthcoming CD and one unreleased track. J BETWEEN THE T?s may
also be included. other bands rumored to be featured on the
comp include TWISTED PAIR, NON-DAIRY LARRY, K!, STILTS,
HEATHER, and SANDY GILMOUR and THE BLOODSUCKING VAMPIRES. i
must stress that this is not confirmed yet? oh, and still no
release date or official title on the new CD yet.
we have finished mastering the new cd! a big thank you to gabe
at mercenary productions for the help... we should have an MP3
of the mastered version of 'another journey...' on our site
within a week or two... the release date of the album is still
pending. it will be the first release on TRANSPARENT VOICE
CD FINISHED & NEW COLLABORATIONS
the cd is recorded and mixed. we are now in the process of
mastering it. our friend gabe will be helping us out with that
at mercenary productions in new brunswick, nj.
in addition, stephen and kerri are featured on vocals in a
collaboration with twisted pair. the song is titled 'clarity'
and can be downloaded on the twisted pair site (see our links
NEW SONG ON MP3.com
the completion of our new cd is just around the corner? it
should be finished being recorded and mixed on saturday. the
mastering will take place next week? we are still not certain
about the release date. there is a new song available on our
MP3.com site, called ?another journey through water.? you may
notice that ?an epiphany? [from the HOME(?) demo] is no longer
there. as we are in the process of remastering the entire
demo, we felt it would be better to pull this song down and
put it back up later when the sound quality is improved.
there is so much to tell... the recording portion of the cd is
completely finished. it now awaits mixing. we were planning on
starting that this weekend, but the eminent blizzard will most
likely keep us home. there is new information on the cd
(tentatively titled "life in a glass bubble") in the RELEASES
section of our site. this includes a track listing and will
soon contain a brief explanation of each song... the HOME(?)
demo (which is currently out of print) will be re-mastered on
cd and reissued with a bonus track. there is no timetable on
this as of yet... james' solo project entitled "J BETWEEN THE
T's " is in the works as well. it will feature guest
appearances by stephen and kerri... finally, there are new
photos in the IMAGES section...
.:ZELDA PINWHEEL:. BEGINS RECORDING DEBUT CD
the full length cd is not far off. we began recording on
saturday and will be continuously working on it for the next
few months... it is being co-produced by thomas j. cope (aka
crackhead of twisted pair.) we will keep you posted on any new
developments including album title and track listing...
.:ZELDA PINWHEEL:. on MP3.COM
yes, our site on MP3.com is finally up!! the address is
www.MP3.com/ZeldaPinwheel and there is a link to it on the
main page. this site features the acoustic 4 track version of
"an epiphany" and will include new tracks as they become
HOME(?) DEMO RELEASED
the HOME(?) demo is finished being mixed and has been released
on cassette only. this is a very limited release. there will
only be 22 copies produced. we'll also have a of track on
MP3.com within a couple of weeks.
THE HIATUS IS OVER
stephen james and pete have all returned. we'll be remixing
the HOME? demos next week and recording some extra songs as
we're going to hold off for a little while on the HOME? demo
so that we can mix it again, and record some bonus tracks. if
you have preordered a copy, we have your name on a list. the
list is in a safe place.
CIRCLES FOR THE BLIND
stephen has announced the release of his solo instrumental ep
to be entitled "circles for the blind." it looks to be
released in september.
(update: this project was eventually released as the final 2
tracks on the zelda pinwheel glass cd)
ZELDA PINWHEEL DOT COM GOES LIVE!
as you can see, the whole site has been revamped... there will
be more changes to come, including sound files, additional
images, and lots more. we have also recorded a 4 track demo
entitled HOME(?). it is going to be released in early june.