JT Donaldson and Lance Desardi SanFrancisco Sessions

This may sound harsh, but listening to Donaldson’s disc of connect-the-dots house makes me understand why electronic labels are having such a hard time getting or maintaining distribution these days. While Donaldson’s mix is a jumble of nearly indistinguishable tracks, Desardi stays on the slow end of mid-tempo keeping a mildly interesting jog going. Desardi’s disc is marginally better, but it too reinforces the concept that music must be innovative rather than imitative to stir the heart, mind, and body and by extension, sales. On the whole, both releases are more appropriate as innocuous background house music in a semi-posh boutique setting. (Om)