The album was released in 1993 on double vinyl, cassette and CD and later re-released in 2005. Today, both Ed Handley and Andy Turner form part of Plaid while Ken Downie continues to produce music under Black Dog. All three collaborated on the album under various guises and combinations. Bytes was launched on the Sheffield techno label Warp Records as WARPCD8 in 1993. An early version of "Clan (Mongol Hordes)" appears on Artificial Intelligence as "The Clan".