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If you have come to this page because you are interested in purchasing one of our CDs, we would like to recommend that you choose Sweet Heresy, our most recent CD which we recorded in 2005, over Huhnandhuhn which we recorded in 2001.
We’re muchly proud of the music we got down for Sweet Heresy, and still stand behind it completely.  It may not be quite as evolved as that which we’re now posting on our Work-In-Progress blog, but it’s directly ancestral to our current stuff, and when we listen to it, we’re still astonished by its beauty.
It’s music that starts slow and then gets steadily slower, music that one friend described to us as stopping time, and if you add it to your collection, you’ll discover when you’re looking for quiet that Sweet Heresy often does the job better than any other music which you own.
We know people who put it on when they’re doing creative things like writing and painting, others who use it for meditation and yoga, while one of our lovely farmer neighbors even plays it to help his young kids go to sleep.  And of course when you just need to chill after a busy day, it’s perfect.
To give you a taste of what Sweet Heresy sounds like, please click on the player immediately below this paragraph to hear the first half of Dotara-Quartus, its fourth cut……
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At this point, if you are already convinced that you want to own a copy of Sweet Heresy, you can click on the “Pay Pal” button just below this to be taken to a secure shopping cart where you can place you order….
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“…… to use the word ’song’ for the four vocal tracks on Work in Progress does not quite accurately describe these free-form mini-epics fusing words and music…. The album’s nine tracks alternate between instrumental and vocal pieces… Although the accompaniment retains its austerity throughout, the lyric ends on a positive, poignant, and downright romantic note….. I, for one, am totally a fan of their work.
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Frank J. Oteri – NewMusicBox – February 7, 2012

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Clicking on the following “Add to Cart” button places a copy of Work In Progress, our new CD, in your secure PayPal shopping cart.  ( To pay with a credit card, ignore the  “check out with Paypal” option and click the “check out” button to the left of it. )
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Within the US it sells for $10.00 ( including shipping ), while outside the US its price is $15.00 to cover at least part of the extra cost of international mailing.

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You can also purchase Work In Progress by sending a US dollar denominated check or money order ( made out to Arthur Fankuchen ) to the following address.  If you’re ordering by mail, be sure to indicate it’s Work In Progress you want since we’re still selling copies of our two earlier CDs ….

Arthur Fankuchen
46 Plunkett St.
Pittsfield, MA 01201

At our Work In Progress Frozen mp3 Blog you can listen to mp3 versions of all its 9 cuts.   

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Sweet Heresy

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Clicking on the next “Add to Cart” button puts a copy of Sweet Heresy ( released in 2005 ) in your PayPal shopping cart.  It costs the same as Work In Progress, and it too can be purchased by mail ( in this case please indicate it’s Sweet Heresy which you’re ordering. )
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The music on Sweet Heresy is directly ancestral to our current stuff, and in particular the first cut of Work In Progress sounds quite a bit like some of the later cuts of Sweet Heresy.  However there were big changes in both our life and in the way we did music during the 6 years between their creation.

Most obviously when we made Sweet Heresy we were still recording with our earlier and much less sophisticated setup
( Our Recording ) and hadn’t yet built our second wonderful quartertone kalimba ( Kalimba Family ).  But as important, we hadn’t yet chucked most of our past and hadn’t yet been forced to become commercial translators, both of which helped us grow into bigger humans capable of playing deeper more powerful music.  ( Doing Music Differently )

So if you’re going to buy just one of our CDs we’d certainly recommend it be Work In Progress.  However Sweet Heresy is also worth owning and when we listen to it we’re astonished by its beauty.

It’s music that starts slow and then gets steadily slower, music one friend described to us as stopping time, and when you want to chill you may discover Sweet Heresy does the job better than any other music ( except of course for Work in Progress. )

For a taste of Sweet Heresy, click on the player immediately below this to hear the first half of its fourth cut……
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dotara – quartus :  A dotara, boxus quartus duet

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Sweet Heresy received two very favorable reviews.

Frank Oteri writing for NewMusicBox described it as “extraordinarily uncompromising slow and inward music”, while Zeno on the Hollow Tree Experimental Music Report blew us away by suggesting if our culture survives this period of radical change, what will be left “will most likely resemble the music of Untravelled Path.”
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Huhnandhuhn
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If you’re curious about the early musical steps we took on our strange untravelled path, we still have many copies of Huhnandhuhn…..

It costs the same as our other CDs, and as with them you can purchase it either by clicking on the “Add to Cart” button or by mail ( again if you’re sending a check, don’t forget to indicate it’s Huhnandhuhn you’re ordering…. )
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Despite its general musical clumsiness and underdeveloped recording technique, there are some beautiful things on Huhnandhuhn ( released in 2001 ).  If it doesn’t rattle your speakers too badly ( back then we didn’t know much about making our sound speaker friendly ), the opening two-shoki piece is cool and the final a cappella duet is astonishingly innocent.  While the two songs featuring our guitars and drums ( this was before we had shifted to playing only our own instruments ) are kind of neat.  Also the words of its fourth cut, “Remember When”, more than hint at the direction taken by the songs on Work In Progress.
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Remember When :  Sung with guitar and drum ( Indian pakhawaj )
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Why We Changed our Name to Untravelled Path
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We first started recording as “Huhnandhuhn” since the single most important principle of our shared life is that neither of us comes first.  We both play all of our instruments, we work together to build them, and our recording and sound editing are totally shared operations.  Also we make it a point to evenly divide all the housework, gardening, and other chores.  While when working as translators, we’re both there sweating in front of our computers for the entire time it takes to do each job.

However before finishing Sweet Heresy we decided that as a name, “Untravelled Path” says more about our general approach to music.  So we play our music on instruments we’ve invented and built ourselves, don’t perform, and do all of our own recording and sound engineering.  ( Doing Music Differently )

The path we have been following is indeed untravelled.

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