Yoshi, I think you are mistaken, let me explain why. When we enter the realm of conversations about “comparing” Goya and Pollock then we touch a very lucrative ground of actually comparing thier artistic methods, their expressionism and many other their things….
However, when we talk about the hypothetical Goya vs. Pollock from AUDIO PROSPECTIVE then the artistic, historic or social subjects are not in the aim of out attention. From AUDIO prospective we could only view those painters as a set of tools and techniques that Goya and Pollock used in order to be able to paint what they intended to paint.
Audio is not the Goya’s or Pollock’s painting but the methods they used to wash their brushes, the techniques that their vendors used to manufacture paints, the methodologies that Goya and Pollock used to prepare their canvas, the way in witch they mixed color and how they accented contrasts, the techniques of using small stroke vs. large strokes and the way in which then moved their hands with brushes (Sorry if it sounds too uninformed – I do not do painting). Audio is not the painting themselves (and not the music that is played) but the methods that enable to do it. In case of Goya vs. Pollock, I am sure; it requires very different skills and techniques to be able to paint what Goya vs. Pollock painted
The very same in audio – different musicality requires different methods of handling of sound reproduction. Simple or primitive music requires very little to be played well and the methods that define “success” in reproduction of simple music are very simplistic, non-limited, and non-refined.
What is important to understand is that I do not use some abstract audio statements to justify my personal musical preferences. A was attracted a few years ago to research this subject, making available to me experiments (primary in speakers) and observed how different micro-solutions, or pure audio methods, inflicted the musical materials of different complexity differently. Then I become a believer…
The more simplistic and the more primitive music is the fewer efforts it requires from audio to be perceived as “good sound”. So, how complex Jazz from audio perspective? Well, I have witnessed situation what people were listing in my room Jazz recording without realization that it was played 45rpm instead of 33rpm… :-)
Romy the Cat
"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche