2xLP version released by Drunken Fish Records (DFR-23), CD version released by Matador Records (OLE 180) in April 1996.
Their stunning Matador debut, featuring over 70 minutes of Bardo jams. The double LP release of Amanita features two songs exclusive to vinyl. This is a nice starting point for first time Bardo listeners, as it encompasses every aspect of the band quite nicely. The pre-release cassette was called the high frequency, causing the album to mistakenly be called that from time to time.
One of the best descriptions of this album that I have ever read comes from a Drunken Fish catalog:
"As the resin oozes on, sticking everything in it's path to the couch, Bardo stumbles into the 2nd phase of a full length zone-out. Limp-lidded guitars are in more abundance than ever, courses are being plotted with the controls set for the heart of the bowl, and somewhere deep inside a 'rock' band has emerged... however baked it may be."
Mike Noren, The Stanford Daily, May 16, 1996.