The Vicissitudes of Life EP, featuring two thematically linked pieces, Sand, and If Tomorrow Comes, launched 15th May 2015.
"Call it a premonition, or maybe we were just tempting fate, but despite a difficult birth, our EP is about to live & breathe" says singer Martin Haggarty, as the 3 members of Field of Vision have all had to overcome a series of "life changing" events to launch (or more accurately, relaunch) their new EP, which ironically deals with the uncertainties of life together with the realisation of one's own mortality.
Originally formed in 1988 in Glasgow, Field of Vision re-formed after more than 20 years apart.
After a brief spell in Abel Ganz, singer Martin Haggarty advertised for prog rock musicians and found himself in a rehearsal room with keyboard player Graham Holley & drummer David McDonald. Guitarists & bassists came & went over the next 3 years, but the songwriting core of Haggarty/Holley/MacDonald remained constant. Many gigs were warmly received, and a cassette-only single "Lessons in Predictability/How Are Things In Moscow Anyway" was released in 1990, snapped up by a hardcore following. Eventually however, non-musical careers and family life took over, and Field of Vision took a sabbatical, although they remained firm friends.
In 2013, Field of Vision was born again - this time as a trio, with Haggarty on vocals & guitar, Holley on keys, bass & guitar, and MacDonald on drums & lead guitar. This resulted in the release, in November 2014, of the EP The Vicissitudes of Life, although misfortune struck with Both Martin & Graham facing family crises, further compounded by their "day jobs" coming under threat & then disappearing entirely over Christmas & New Year - Still, they were finally full-time musicians, albeit unpaid! Meanwhile David also had to find himself a new day job after a punishing few years splitting his time between Glasgow & London. As a result, no promotion of the EP was possible and the future of the band uncertain. "However, with support from friends. family & fans, we've managed to dust ourselves down and regroup. After 27 years, we're not about to throw in the towel just as it gets interesting" says Martin
Now, a new dawn emerges and 15th May 2015 saw the EP relaunched. Maybe now, with progressive music once again reaching a wider audience, Field of Vision's time has truly come to shine.
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