Why intersect: Springtime is a peaceful journey with Chinese Zither; In a Word is a quiet, slow progression of piano and soft noise. Vocals occasionally haunt over the music.
Where intersect: Try Many Little Flowers and Joyce, respectively. Demon of Jealousy Appears In A Dream and Erebus play together in a fun way as well.
Recommend intersect: Sometimes. There are points where the music meshes together and feels like one performance; there are others where the introspective styles feel at odds, particularly when the vocals are up front. But the music changes rapidly, especially with In a Word, so there is always something exciting happening together.
Intersection of art: Marianne Nowottny – Springtime of Desire & Ian William Craig and Daniel Lentz – In a Word
Why intersect: Grendel is a 17-minute prog-rock legend; The Last Human Gateway is a 19-minute prog-rock legend that opens the Lush Attic album.
Where intersect: the intent here is obvious…will these two lengthy ballads mesh into a single song that will somehow change the world.
Recommend intersect: Hell no. There is probably some scientific explanation as to why I feel compelled to listen to grey-haired prog-rock on Saturday evenings, but the desire to intersect these two epics – decent and memorable in their independence – was a colossal miscalculation of interest. The progressive deviations of volume, speed, and storytelling are at complete odds with each other, and not in a happy Merzbow way. IQ and Marillion deserve their own galaxies…light years away from each other.
Intersection of art: Marillion – Grendel (b-side) & IQ – Tales From the Lush Attic
Why intersect: Grykë Pyje provides quiet chaos of natural noises; Ultraphallus provides a journey of diverse and heavy psychedelic, rock, and occasional doom.
Where intersect: It can be a crazy trip anywhere, but Shrunken Friends From Tiny Dens & Madrigal Lane is a good place to start, with In Search Of Rapture & Whitewasher providing a confusing yet compelling union.
Recommend intersect: Yes! The lengths of both albums are only a few minutes off, so perpetual repeat of both simultaneously will slowly evolve the complementary sounds.
Intersection of art: Grykë Pyje – Collision And Coalescence & Ultraphallus – The Art of Spectres
Why intersect: John Luther Adams is never short on immersive atmosphere; Boris can jump between heavy, rock, and drone with style and perfection.
Where intersect: The opportunities are limitless, but Boris – Leviathan (beginning) & JLA – Untouched I – Rising is a natural joining of art, while Leviathan (ending) & Untouched II – Crossing is a compelling contrast in style.
Recommend intersect: Absolutely.
Intersection of art: John Luther Adams – Lines Made by Walking & Boris – 目をそらした瞬間 the thing which solomon overlooked 3