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Romance of Entropy

by Audio Letter

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In The Bathroom The weak shall inherent the earth….let them have it, they need it We didn't have much money…so we spent a lot of time I spent a lot of time in my room I didn't have my owe room…I had to use the bathroom My mother had lots of lipstick many colors…lots of lipstick I don't want to wear the lipstick I don't want to wear the lipstick The weak shall inherit the earth….let them have it they need it Sharon Gannon
Raga Civic 03:46
Raga Civic T.V. commercials create phobias to sell products Mass mentalities suppress criticism free from social constraints Insisting obedience based on conditioning Sustaining the existing social structures Making reaction amiable to traditional values Art is an obsession to form an alternative reality A world surrounded by an induced operating logic Rationality derives from response-ability Artist incorporate society Attitudes towards the socioeconomic systems vary Depending on the amount of contribution In Support of the functioning politics out of necessity for survival Sue Ann Harkey
Matter 03:24
Matter You know I love you like a fish It's weatherproof…don't get me wrong I am not seeking as I am…. Fortunately I am dust In gratitude….a pillow Perhaps a tuna We are in this thing together We are fishes in a sweat-er anklets are so tiring Rendezvous perspiring no one here gets out alive Life and death are much the same Life is quicker…Life is quicker Matter is Sound Slowed Down So that the Eye Can See it Sharon Gannon
They Can read But They Cannot Write Freedum is a psycho-kinetic skill How is your response? How is your response-ability? They can read but they cannot write We see the everlastingness in every-thing that's passing Sa RI GA MA PA DA NI SA They can read but they cannot write Christ was divine simply because he add-mitted the fact RA RA RA RA RA Sharon Gannon ===================================== We Are The Gods We are the gods…we are the image makers The maker of the form is the form We live in a culture where people have forgotten she they are Forgotten that they are the gods There's dualistic separation based on time/tempo/degree How much? How much? The determining factor here is 'how much' How white is some-thing? How black is some-thing? How male is something?…How female is some-thing? If some-thing contains enough some-thing then it is called some-thing How much? There is also the be-lief that the maker of the form Is different or other than the form We are the gods The maker of the form is never Different from the form We are the gods…we are the image makers Sharon Gannon
Angles/Angels This Is The World Meet me on a bridge The disparity between the sacred & profane Oh Oh my angel angle angel angle angel aaaaaaaaa angle aaaaaaaaa angel Meet me on a bridge The disparity between the sacred & profane This is the world This is the whorl round & round & round & rounds we go down & down & down & down we go This is the world This is the whorl rotate revolution revolve rotate revolution revolve Atmosphere: around a sphere Meet me on a bridge Sharon Gannon
Already read 05:51
Already Read ('A' in read displays upside down) Anonymous untraceable already read You can read but you cannot write He can read but he cannot write She can read but she cannot write Did you read did you ever write Did she read did she ever write Did he read did he ever write Seporation……Condensation Tears tears Pairs You can read but you cannot write He can read but he cannot write She can read but she cannot write Every-body sits and listens Every-body sits and looks Bodies are weighted They watch the clock Clock Sharon Gannon
Spirit Tus 12:35
Deran Dream 01:41
Transendence 09:58
St. Augustine In the city of St. Augustine I met you Why hand't we met before We'd been here all along Along the neon lighted air waves Out side my window is a tree There are only four leaves and it Stands in the midst of the city In side the city it's a growing thing Orange & Red beams can you see them Orange & Red beams can you see them A thousand people out side my window See them be them Oh Oh my angel be them Oh Oh my angel see them Out side my window a thousand people See them be them Orange & Red beams Orange and Red beams See them………………….. Sharon Gannon
Spiritooso 02:50
No Longer Have To Explain Why No longer have to explain why We are annihilation We are precious We are caught in secret We are precious No longer have to explain why Ecstatic pupils dripping tears Ecstatic wounds…they lust for years Ecstatic pupils dripping tears Ecstatic wounds….they lust for years I've Been Only Waiting I've been waiting I've been only waiting On this corner day after day On this corner I pass the night away The intersection through my heart X marks the spot The crucifixion daily The crucifixion every single night Extend your eyes through TV Amputate the talk with me Politics=Power=Morality I've been waiting I've been only waiting Just where does the truth lie? The truth lies in all signs All signs are lies All signs are representations, Are manifestations of the Illusions of solidarity. All signs lie a-part From the truth All signs lie a-part Of the truth Sharon Gannon


1981 Live and studio recordings from Olympia, Seattle and San Francisco.

Audio Letter Members:
Sue Ann Harkey - Prepared 12 string guitar
Sharon Gannon - Vocals
Jeff McGrath - Drums, Trumpet
Bob Jenkins - Gutar
James Husted - Bass, Synthesizer
Deran Ludd - Vocals
Helena Rogers - Guitar
Rick Hazle - Guitar
Greg Power - Trombone
Danny Eskenazi - Sax

See individual track info for lyrics, members and instrumentation details.


released May 5, 1982

From the original cassette booklet

Audio Letter was formed in the summer of 1980 with the intention of being an improvisational band. These tapes to us are like Polaroids to a photographer. They are one of a kind. Our product (a song) is actually the process of the product. We expose to the audience the CHANGE/CHANCE/CHOICE elements of the process of the product. The form of the form. What makes the form form. We banish dualistic measures from our methods which IS/IS, spontaneous co-operation in the construction of sound structure. Striving for complete conscious comprehension of the moment. Experiencing non-linear biological realities; autonomously.

Sue Ann Harkey 1981


Intuition contains reason by its vary de-sign. Time is moving into space. The sphere becomes a cube…Then What?….what calls for thinking? Reveal strip expose rotate revolution revolve. I feel a need 'here' to 'give' some kind of 'statement' which may give pour listeners a stronger connection or alignment with the material exposed ion this Audio Letter: Romance of Entropy. A 'hint' a 'whistler' a 'sign' a 'something' that would speak of the working process of Audio Letter. Its employment of improvisation. And so, as being the verbal spokesperson in the group of voices which is our band, I will speak in more 'words'…. Alchemy is the work concerned with uniting. To unite, the alchemist must know the separate elements to be combined. Dissection logic and reason are integral processes of the work. But What makes the form form? The 'prima Material' is the original substance, the transformative 'agent' the formless one. Align with this and all expressions of forms are possible in the doing. It lis the 'job' of the 'artist' to unite and this requires the precision of response-ability….knowing….knowing the prima Material….the livingness 'behind the illusion' of solid forms.

Audio Letter works in layers much like photographic developing. Each separate voice has an autonomy of its 'own' and when moved together will BE Simultaneity. We do to give a dis-play or a representation or description of transformation. But actual transformation is what is occurring. Improvisation calls for a high level of response-ability between voices as well as within each separate voice. What you experience with Audio Letter is this process at work…the opus……

Sharon Gannon 1981



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