Techno Animal ‎– The Brotherhood Of The Bomb

Matador ‎– OLE 482-2, Matador ‎– Ole 482-2
CD, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Cruise Mode 101
Featuring, Lyrics By – Rubberoom
2 Glass Prism Enclosure
Featuring – Anti Pop Consortium*Lyrics By – Beans, Priest*, M. Sayyid
3 Hypertension 6:14
4 DC-10
Featuring – Sonic SumLyrics By – Rob Smith (2)Scratches [Cuts] – DJ Fred Ones*
5 Robosapien 5:45
6 Freefall 5:03
7 Monoscopic 5:54
8 Piranha
Featuring, Lyrics By – Toastie Taylor
9 Sub Species 4:18
10 We Can Build You
Featuring – El P*, Vast*Lyrics By – El-P, Vastaire Kramer*
11 Blood Money 5:22
12 Hell
Featuring, Lyrics By – Dälek

Companies, etc.



Mastered at Sanctuary (CD)
Mastered at The Exchange (Vinyl)

Track 1 to 12: Copyright Control 2001
Track 2: Published by Antipopulist Music (SESAC), OT Music (SESAC) and Vu Ja De (SESAC)
Track 4: Published by Sky Pimps Music(SESAC) and Lunar Sight (SESAC)
Track 10: Published by Definitive Jux Music (SESAC); Copyright Control

CP 2001 Matador Records
Manufactured in USA by WEA Mfg.

Catalog # OLE 482-2 printed on spine.
Catalog # Ole 482-2 printed on disc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 44861 04822 0
  • Barcode (String): 744861048220
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): ifpi L903
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): ifpi L903
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 4): ifpi L903
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 2U3K
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 2U3W
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 2U4C
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 2U3K
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): wea mfg OLYPHANT Y16316 LN OLE 482.1-2 01 M2S2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): wea mfg OLYPHANT Y16316 LN OLE 482.1-2 01 M2S4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): wea mfg. OLYPHANT Y16316 LN OLE 482.1-2 01 M2S1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): wea mfg. OLYPHANT Y16316 LN OLE 482.1-2 01 M1S1

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
OLE 482-1 Techno Animal The Brotherhood Of The Bomb(2x12", Album) Matador OLE 482-1 US 2001 Sell This Version
PCD-24108 Techno Animal The Brotherhood Of The Bomb(CD, Album) P-Vine Records PCD-24108 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
OLE 482-2V Techno Animal The Brotherhood Of The Bomb(CD, Album, Promo) Matador OLE 482-2V US 2001 Sell This Version


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October 16, 2012

This was reissued in 2009. The CD cover and back are different and lacking quality of the first release.


November 11, 2009
edited over 9 years ago
Sonically and aesthetically, this is the best industrial hiphop album ever made -- all warm distortion, piercing tin, menace like rising steam and bass so deep and dead it'll go down like you just swallowed the wrong pill.

No disrespect, but the other guy's comment about "pretentiousness" was totally misleading (despite his decent word-pictures of the sound): these MCs know exactly what they're saying. The definition of pretension is affecting knowledge one doesn't actually possess, and the raps/rants heard here spew measured prosody and restless eclecticism from a place that is as sincere and self-assured as it is eccentric. Add to that an overlay of anger and you've got a night-of-the-living-don't-fuck-with-me soundtrack: Perfect for speeding through wrecked cities, picking fights in your head and picturing the end.


April 16, 2007
edited over 12 years ago
I generally don't have a taste for thesaurus-laden "intelligent" (read: pretentious) MCs like El-P and the guys form Anti-Pop Consortium. Even Dälek, despite his astonishing musical presence, sometimes gets on my nerves. But Techno Animal keeps all gears roaring on this album, keeping the virus synth torches burning through foggy urban battlefield atmospheres, and some of the harshest metallic breakbeats I've ever heard. In the end it doesn't really matter what silly graduate theses the mcs are cramming into the songs, as their sheer delivery contributes to the songs abstract rhythmic melodies that up their aggression to maximum. It's too bad this was TA's last full-length, it looked like they were heading towards some amazing territory.