Vitaminsforyou He Closed His Eyes... So He Could Dance With You

With the release of his third album, Winnipeg-born, Toronto-based Bryce Kushnier goes the way of the dance floor in his attempt to incorporate the electro-lite sound many artists seem to be toying with at the moment. Having worked with Do Make Say Think and toured with Amon Tobin and Junior Boys, you'd expect He Closed His Eyes... So He Could Dance With You to meld atmospheric sounds and innovations harmoniously with experimental electronica. Unfortunately, for an album apparently correlated for fans of Justice, MSTRKRFT and Daft Punk, it's lacking the electronic experimentation and development necessary to catapult Vitaminsforyou to a new level. Tracks like "One Nite Stand" and "War: Twilight of the Idols" work the looping melodies but fall short of running with the catchy synth arrangements, instead layering unnecessary vocals on top. If Kushnier is going for somewhat mainstream vocal pop with wonted synth backup, well done. But in terms of trendsetting or introducing something new to the mix, He Closed His Eyes... So He Could Dance With You misses the mark entirely. (Raw Youth)