Vinyl LP record of text sound pieces featuring recordings by Charles Amirkhanian, Clark Coolidge, John Cage, John Giorno, Anthony Gnazzo, Charles Dodge, Robert Ashley, Beth Anderson, Brion Gysin, Liam O'Gallagher and Aram Saroyan. "Here is a music composed from speaking, not singing. Here also is a poetry which extends our notion of the traditional 'reading.' From the pre-lingual cries of John Cage's Mesostics to the post-lingual vocal gymnastic of Charles Dodge's computer-synthesized speech songs, this album represents the first disc to anthologize text-sound pieces by U.S. composers, poets, and visual artists - a tour de force of invention, wit, beauty, and stereophonic sound engineering." -- publisher's statement.