CoresMatabu EP

Label:Noom Records – NOOM018-6
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP
Style:Acid, Hard Trance


A1Matabu (Part One)7:11
B1Matabu (Part Two)8:14
B2Ice Rain8:14

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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

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Matabu EP (CD, EP)Noom RecordsNOOM 018-5Germany1996
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Matabu EP (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP, White Label)Noom Recordsnoom018-6Germany1996
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Matabu EP (3×File, MP3, EP, Reissue, 320 kbps)Noom Records, Noom Records, Noom RecordsNOOM 018-8, NOOM0188, noom 18GermanyUnknown



  • AM_777's avatar
    Here we have the best work of Cores, and all the Rezesents have right. Part 2 of Matabu ist Dreamland, and Ice Rain ist also a Piece of Art. I adore these Tracks. Part 2 is one of the best acid tracks i have ever heard. Respect.
    • Off_The_SheIf's avatar
      There’s something about the classic 303 laden Matabu (Part 1) that has a way of absolutely hypnotising me. It starts off as a stripped down banging techno kick drum but evolves to become the perfect blend of acid techno, acid trance and hard trance. The 303 reverberates on a different time signature to the 4/4 kick and it swirls around the room in an off kilter fashion, quite literally bending minds as it travels.

      Part 2 has a much more ‘progressive’ build to it, with more gradually building synth work but ultimately it’s a firm acid trance track. The off-kilter 303 is there working it’s 3/4 magic and increases intensity levels to 10,000 before you have a clue what is going on. It has a real cinematic feature film feel about it, providing constant expectation that something huge is about to happen. The feeling is aided by a stomp-stomp-clap sample (A-la ‘We Will Rock You’). This should be the unofficial theme to blade runner... Rave runner.

      Ice Rain is another acid trance banger. Similar kick to the other two tracks, with a similar off-kilter time signature 303. Snare rolls in various pitches and claps tighten the feeling of suspense, and the track bubbles along with gusto. Perhaps this track was overshadowed by the pure epic-ness of Matabu, however as a stand alone release it was a lovely hypnotic, dance floor destroying acid trance - classic Noom record.
      • neurodynamo's avatar
        Edited 9 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 !!!!!!!!!!!!!
        • v1ct0rth3cl34n3r's avatar
          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...
          • Mr.TomServo's avatar
            Edited 7 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.

            • Universe's avatar
              Edited 17 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.


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