Cores ‎– Matabu EP

Noom Records ‎– NOOM 018-6
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP


A1 Matabu (Part One) 7:11
B1 Matabu (Part Two) 8:14
B2 Ice Rain 8:14

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Written & produced at Space Park Studios 1996.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Label Code: LC 5220
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 1): NOOM 018-6-A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 1): NOOM 018-6-B2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 2): NOOM 018-6-A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 2): NOOM-18-6-B2
  • Rights Society: GEMA

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
NOOM 018-5 Cores Matabu EP(CD, EP) Noom Records NOOM 018-5 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
NOOM 018-6 Cores Matabu EP(12", EP, W/Lbl) Noom Records NOOM 018-6 Germany 1996 Sell This Version


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June 25, 2014
edited over 5 years ago

Can I dare review this, Sacrilege? 1996 an amazing creative year

I remember the old ideas all minds are still fresh :)

Part One so you think you've heard a classic - it's 303 driving and evolves in it's synth line 4.21 nice

Part 2 however is a different affair what do we have here is it ? sample LOVELY !!!!!!!!!

Have you heard a driving crisp clear building 303 line like this before or since - combining the drum patterns a few cymbals, bassline
incredible trance acid breakdown quietens down at 3.33 lulling you into a false state then / intense re-construction with a zulu style tribal military kick, ethereal vocal, yet to identify

I'd champion that sound oh does that sound familiar ?

3 copies cd and 2 vinyl original and white label both ------- Vinyl sounds sooooooooooooooooo much better - FACT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!l

Ice Rain is pounding acid trance with a 303 edge but the real acid treat is Part 2 !!!!!!!!!!!!!


June 20, 2011

This is undisputedly one of the most excellent releases in a major player's roster of all-time greatest labels.
Think "Bladerunner" meeting a Snow-Cat™ in an abandoned spaceship, slowly orbiting a planet near it's dying star...bubbling away from you as your oxygen runs out...but you don't care...


January 28, 2011
edited over 3 years ago

In my humble opinion, this is, quite simply, the best Noom EP ever released. It's Michael Kores at the top of his game: fantastic acid work, haunting trance-style melodies, heavy kick-drums, and great overall structure. Indeed, all three tracks are epic; Matabu Part 1 features a very intense 303 riff as its most prominent characteristic, Part 2 is just an absolute masterclass and one of my fave acid trance tunes ever, and Ice Rain is a slightly more austere acid-trancer, which continues to add layers of melody and acid as it goes along.

Bottom line, this release is a must have for hard trance, acid trance, and Michael Kores fans -- it is the best of all those worlds.



September 27, 2006
edited over 13 years ago

It's time to strap on your techno jack boots, cos you're gonna need them.

All 3 tracks are superb technoid acid trancers, but 'Matabu (Part Two)' is the most vicious of the lot.

The track has a grimy spacey futuristic theme to it, with layers of stomping acid, and ends with some mystical Indian chanting.