Division Day: The new album_"Visitation"_ Available 8-18-09 “I’ve never written a music review before” says the sassy little broad, after having to pleasure to get lost in the wave lengths of Division Day… she then states “Wow, what an amazing way to pop my album review cherry,” and here’s why.

 It never goes like you expect it to:

There is so much happening, a lot of which that left me at “Hello”...

It begins with me wondering what the fuck happened to Division Day? I think I like it...their sweet sounds, and rhythmic melodies no longer remain. Visitation, the third release from the band, is the darker side of the high we are used to getting from the groups’ original sounds.

With that said, the self described “ambient grime” is perfect “coming down music.” The album opens with reverberation that feels as if the walls in my bedroom are caving in, and I’m waiting to be lifted into space in order to escape the madness; after a moment, an eerie yet comforting voice takes over...

Front man Rohner Segnitz has gentle vocals - soft for a man, and sort of monotone - as he embodies an older sibling you can trust.  There is a story-telling vibe that he uniquely captures.

Even so, the "show points” belong to the ambiguous instruments that set this album apart.  On Malachite, it begins like a dance party on the street, and suddenly turns darker into a repetitive warning of sorts. On the following track, the strings & rifts shine most and a wave of great music prevails.

It’s quite strange as I try to figure out what direction the band chose this time around, but they nailed this much: each composition has a way of making you itch for what’s next, as they sort of sneak the beats beneath you, and then take you on a ride as the songs rises...

The faces behind the sounds, Division Day.

Keep your ear open for Planchette; it is calming & soulful, and will chill you out with mellow vibrations (a la Tiny Dancer by Elton John, but with no piano and harder beats in its place).

The overall outcome is sort of like a dark wizard whom will seduce you in with his jazzy and smooth appeal, as the band transfuses songs about death, transformation and the devil.

Another thing I favored about these guys is their sharp song titles from Malachite to Planchette, and from that it’s clear: Division Day is eager to hit darker notes, and submerge themselves into a new territory.

But is it working? You tell me...