Dog Food is a minimalist, random, chance process composition from 1986, consisting of four tracks of sounds from a friend of mine, Toby O'Brien, playing a Commodore 64 computer baseball game. The use of lo fi lo tech electronic consumer product sound samples prefigures much of my work from 2005 onward. Originally released on cassette in 1986, C20, on the Cause And Effect label.
from the January 1988 Cause And Effect catalog:
An interesting concept tape, a cut-up collage of electronic junk. Unique and a definite collector's item for the hardcore DAM fan.
"Sparse electronic run-away mod noise funk", Robin James, Sound Choice.
"An enjoyable listen; one that makes you smile", Scott Colburn, Blow It Off.
The cover is a modified Frito's brand Corn Chips bag. The cover and tape came in a zip-lock plastic pouch.