Originally released as a cassette in 1996. Mastered to cd by Brent C. at Replicate and released in 1999.
Tracks 7 and 14 were taken from the very first anaphylaxis recordings made in 1993 on a borrowed Tascam 4-track tape recorder.
Tracks 13 and 19 were recorded at Concordia River Forest in 1996, also on a Tascam 4-track tape recorder.
Discogs listing for original cd-r release:
released June 1, 1999
Jason Coffman: Short wave radio, Casio SK-1, guitars
Liner notes from the Ampcast cd reissue of "component" on Mannequin Oddio Media:
"component" was the first full-length anaphylaxis album released on cd. It is actually a compilation of tracks from a tape release of the same title and some other recordings that had not been released at the time.
The first pressing of the cd was 20 copies. 10 copies were in fairly elaborate packaging made with lengths of stripped wire, computer fan covers, and bubble wrap. The cd was released in 1999.
After the initial 20 copies were all sold or traded off, I decided to release the album through mp3.com's DAM cd program. However, due to various difficulties with and restrictions set by mp3.com
, a few tracks had to be left off the cd. Additionally, there were inexplicable problems with the artwork, and the DAM cd version was ultimately released with completely different cover artwork and a very different track listing. One of the tracks that was placed on the DAM cd, a track called "slither," is the only track (as of this writing) that has been mastered to cd from my last tape-only release, which was called "digital."
This will be the last time "component" is reissued. I hope you enjoy it for what it is. That being very, very primitive. Some of my friends seem to like it well enough, however, so here you go. Just keep in mind: it gets much better from here on out.