Mateo And Matos* ‎– The Many Shades Of Mateo And Matos

Glasgow Underground ‎– GUCD12
CD, Album


Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 89492 00002 8
  • Barcode (Scanned): 689492000028
  • Matrix / Runout: D4872 GUCD 012 : 1:0
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L129
  • Mould SID Code: ifpi 2321

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GULP 12 A/B, GULP 12 C/D Mateo & Matos The Many Shades Of M & M(2x12", W/Lbl, Sti) Glasgow Underground GULP 12 A/B, GULP 12 C/D UK 1999 Sell This Version
GU LP 12 Mateo & Matos The Many Shades Of Mateo & Matos(2xLP) Glasgow Underground GU LP 12 UK 1999 Sell This Version



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January 24, 2005
edited over 14 years ago

The first full length from Mateo & Matos that I could really admire. Before THE MANY SHADES OF MATEO AND MATOS, I felt the duo were relying too much on simple loops and rhythms -- but here, they finally integrate those elements with real soul and emotion. The music feels more authentic and organic. The album as a whole shows a little more personality, as well, with cute little interludes, such as “Rhythms of the Universe.” But the tracks like “The Real Thing” (a remake of a Stevie Wonder song), with its counterpoint vocals, are the reason the album stands out. “Got the Message” and “Don’t Ever Stop Lovin’” are appropriately funky and soulful, while “Body-N-Soul” shows that they can do more with a vocal than just loop it. “Stomp Your Feet” is deep and somewhat dreamy, considering how the track exhorts you to get on the floor.