It’s been more than two years since Lance DeSardi paired with fellow Om-aphile JT Donaldson to release the contrasting, double-disc San Francisco Sessions on Om Records. DeSardi’s tripped-out romp through murky bass lines showed off a flair for sensual, spacey house. In his debut album, Land Shark (released in September 2006 on Coco Machete/Om) DeSardi takes the romance one step further, delving deeper into a distorted fusion of electro, dance, industrial and filth. Opening with the tantalizing spank of “Dangerous,” he sets the tone of an album brimming with sex, taboo and foreplay gone awry. Listen for The Shark to skew from conventional boundaries of underground house by manipulating angular sounds that are less malleable and more moody. This fall, DeSardi fully assumes his Land Shark persona, performing live album cuts for global audiences under the moniker that made him famous. Punchy, electronic drums promise to make the kick bass, while The Shark’s vocals brood with obsessive grit. It’s electro-dance’s darkest hour. Time to get wet. Madison, Wisconsin native and Smart Bar favorite Nick Nice tests the waters early. (Jenn Danko)
October 7 at Smart Bar.