Sometimes you put a tape in the deck and a soft bath of static and hiss permeates your ears like welcome rain on an average afternoon. This split between Narshe and Marlo Eggplant on Corpus Callosum features as included in that aforementioned statement. Marlo Eggplant starts the ball rolling with analog walls of guitar distortion and feedback, with what sounds like synth randomly swelling beyond the stratosphere. Eight tracks comprise the side, running continuously without gaps. Shards of distant buzzing and electrical interference fill the room like a massive storm, a tsunami of sound alternating tonally (or atonally if you prefer). Recorded with thick hiss and reverb, Marlo imparts her tracks with an archaic feel, like some ancient noise. Near the end there is something almost sounding like tuned Tupperware. Crisp and brittle yet very full.
Droning like a constant buzzsaw, Narshe’s side proceeds with slow building tendrils of feedback morphing and pulsating. Occasionally lower pitches stir to more mid-range sounds with some ear-piercing blasts that come and go to disconcerting effect. Throbbing disturbances echo out of the stereo spectrum, and noise is used inventively, on a par with early electronic pieces, creating a strange, alien feeling. Briefly employing some silence to great effect, Narshe then white-squalls us into oblivion, with unknown squirming noises fight in the background, before inexorably fading into the distance, with some strange small percussives flitting about and then ending abruptly. Superior noise from this duo. 8/10 -- Kirk Van Husen (28 July, 2010)