Note that for this work, I will commonly use "Danielewski" to refer to author Mark Danielewski while using the stage name "Poe" to refer to his sister Annie Danielewski.
At a very simplistic level, it is clear that Mark Danielewski's work in House of Leaves connects to Annie "Poe" Danielewski's work in her album Haunted. The fact that the song has tracks titled Five and a Half Minute Hallway, Dear Johnny, and even House of Leaves should draw an obvious parallel. However, Poe's work does more than simply reference the work of her brother. The two mediums collaborate much more closely, and Poe's album connects with the novel at both a lyrical and musical level. Such relationships help the reader feel even more closely linked to the work and empathetic to the novel's characters.Haunted has the potential to impact a listener's/reader's view of House of Leaves by reinforcing many of the ideas perpetuated about the novel and its characters by Mark Danielewski.
Such conclusions may seem surprising to those familiar with Poe's work in Haunted. For example, the song Five and a Half Minute Hallway has a very folksy, melodic, and soothing quality to it. Throughout the novel House of Leaves, the hallway is portrayed as the very antithesis of those characteristics. However, by taking the entire song into consideration, it can be seen that the lyrics and musical qualities of the piece relate to Navidson's trek back to the house proper after the rescue attempt made during Exploration #4. The song connects to Navidson's inner thoughts and mentality during his struggle to return to his family and lends credence to the idea that he could survive within the bowels of the house, alone and in utter darkness, without succumbing to abject terror and perhaps even insanity. Poe's song perpetuates the idea that thought darkness physically consumed the innards of the house, inner light and hope could still be created based upon the individual found there. Many of Poe's other songs from Haunted feature similar characteristics which subtly underscore Danielewski's characters and methodology.
Poe. Haunted. Atlantic Records, 2000.