- Parallelogram / Various
- (Boxed Set, 5PC, Oversize Item Split)
- Artist: Various Artists
- Format: LP
- Release Date: 1/22/2016
There is a particular magic that comes from finding the right musical pairing. We've all experienced the perfect song at the perfect time and know how electrifying it can be. The set and setting that combine to make those jukebox choices, mix tapes or playlists really work can be so hard to define but easy to identify once they are out there in the wild. Part of the fun in Three Lobed Recordings has always been trying to divine the alchemy of pairings that work to our ears. These efforts have time and time again taken the form of collections and collaborations, both as multi-volume releases (ranging from a trio of multi-disc CD series to the Not The Spaces You Know, But Between Them 4xLP box set) and single albums (such as the collaborative albums from Golden Gunn or the Hagerty-Toth Band to the Eight Trails, One Path compilation). With this in mind, Three Lobed is proud to present Parallelogram, a collection of five carefully assembled split albums celebrating complementary musical pairings. The pairings contained within the Parallelogram collection take a few different forms. Whether the artists are kindred spirits, former touring partners, and/or folks that have mutually inspired one another, the material on each side of each of these records feeds naturally into the other. On whole the artists collected as Parallelogram serve as a sort of reflection of the genres and styles found across the entirety of the Three Lobed catalog.