Techno AnimalThe Brotherhood Of The Bomb

Label:Matador – OLE 482-2, Matador – Ole 482-2
CD, Album
Genre:Electronic, Hip Hop
Style:Breakbeat, Broken Beat, Industrial, Downtempo, Conscious, Boom Bap


1Cruise Mode 101
Featuring, Lyrics ByRubberoom
2Glass Prism Enclosure
FeaturingAnti Pop Consortium*
Lyrics ByBeans, Priest*, M. Sayyid
FeaturingSonic Sum
Lyrics ByRob Smith (2)
Scratches [Cuts]DJ Fred Ones*
Featuring, Lyrics ByToastie Taylor
9Sub Species4:18
10We Can Build You
FeaturingEl P*, Vast*
Lyrics ByEl-P, Vastaire Kramer*
11Blood Money5:22
Featuring, Lyrics ByDälek

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 (5)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
The Brotherhood Of The Bomb (CD, Album)P-Vine RecordsPCD-24108Japan2001
The Brotherhood Of The Bomb (2×12", Album, 33 ⅓ RPM)MatadorOLE 482-1US2001
The Brotherhood Of The Bomb (CD, Album, Promo)MatadorOLE 482-2VUS2001
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The Brotherhood Of The Bomb (CD, Album, Promo)Matador, MatadorOLE 482-2, Ole 482-2US2001
The Brotherhood Of The Bomb (2×12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Album, Test Pressing)MatadorOLE 482 US2001


  • dirtykeys's avatar
    These guys…. This is a really heavy, heavily slept on release. Why some of the “big stars” never perked up. And listened? Well fuck em!!! These are getting released soon.
    • Diabolick's avatar
      Edited 10 months ago
      the pinnacle of Industrial hip hop, (coincidentally with its title released 9/11!) and is only complemented by 2nd Gen's "and/or" and EL-P's "fantastic damage" at time. On production, the dynamic duo Broderick and Martin tear thru 12 tracks of brutally distorted hip hop beats with some great names of alternative hip hop throughout, even tossing some dub influences previously exhibited in their other outputs. This is what half of the later 90s DHR crowd could've been if the label hadn't gone into stagnation and we had to wait for Death Grips and Clipping to take the mantle of co-holders of the industrial hip hop crown.

      My only complaint about much of its collectibility and price this album is on vinyl, the LP version is missing some tracks which only feature on the CD version, which is a shame as i was hoping to play "Subspecies" on a nice sound system. But either way, if you follow the peerless live noise hop of Dalek or enjoy either the duo's previous outputs (which are, always impressive) cop this album now.
      • andinoble's avatar
        This is an incredible album. Techno Animal played a concert in Vienna with Dälek which is, to date (about 18 or 19 years later), the loudest and most powerfully crushing concert I have ever experienced. It reminded me of the difference between loudness and powerfulness.

        Highly recommended.
        • Scryptic's avatar
          Edited 13 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.
          • thezovietdada's avatar
            Edited 15 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.



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