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Album: Through A Shimmering Haze
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Released: 2008
Length: 3:47
Plays (last 30 days): 1
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 2020xradio wrote:

The Wikipedia page is just a disambiguation page. Based on what shows up, the artist/band does not seem to have a Wikipedia page as of May 1, 2024.



https://wikitia.com/wiki/Vision_Thing_(band)
 d-don wrote:

I miss these posts.


And Vision Thing are still rolling the dice!  

maybe we should do a 2024 version of barcode.
Vision Thing = Sisters of Mercy!
The Wikipedia page is just a disambiguation page. Based on what shows up, the artist/band does not seem to have a Wikipedia page as of May 1, 2024.
this is very nice.  very, very nice indeed.
Just saw that the band included  a link below for a free download of the album.  Will do that soon as I get home!
Here are the lyrics:



In the darkness you came after me
but i was not at the point of leaving
both of us have moved away
from the morning into the evening

and the sky is darker than before
and the words mean nothing anymore

in the bright lights you blinded me
but i was not ready to be seen
you're eager to illuminate all the corners
full of secrets and dreams

and the spaces between us recede
and the daylight shows the reasons to believe
and the sky is darker than before
and the words mean nothing anymore

and the spaces between us recede
and the daylight shows the reasons to believe
and the sky is darker than before
and the words mean nothing anymore
 eileenomurphy wrote:

Good Tune! I never heard of them before. Thank You RP!


Hang around ... RP will expand your horizons

Donate ....

Somehow this reminds me of the music that plays during the opening credits of the mini-series 'Bloodline'. The story takes place in the Florida Keys and that 2 minute sequence before each chapter, both visually and musically, is the most haunting and beautifully edited openings for a TV series I can remember.
Good Tune! I never heard of them before. Thank You RP!
Vision Thing's website at Folking.com:

Vision Thing
The singer, and even the song itself, reminds me of Pete Townsend, especially his solo album "Who Came First." I like its ethereal quality.
 pfreet wrote:

Please play this more often! Always stop whatever I am doing to focus on this gem. 

I hope you are not an airline pilot...

Please play this more often! Always stop whatever I am doing to focus on this gem. 
 Laptopdog wrote:
Kinda sad when you go to the trouble of forming a band and creating an album and you don't even warrant a Wikipedia page.
 

go on make one for us! :)
Somewhat reminiscent of the 1970s band Klaatu, even the cover art. Very nice, indeed.
 Laptopdog wrote:
Kinda sad when you go to the trouble of forming a band and creating an album and you don't even warrant a Wikipedia page.
 
Anyone can start a Wikipedia page.
Weirdness with this song, as it's almost 95% Book of Fears' The Water Lets You In (theme song for Netflix's Bloodline). If I wasn't so lazy I'd go look up the various members of various bands to see if someone recycled this into The Water Lets You In. But I gotta go float away to some Darlingside now.

 
Kinda sad when you go to the trouble of forming a band and creating an album and you don't even warrant a Wikipedia page.
2008?????
 robertomiller wrote:
Anything might wash-up on the beach in Radio Paradise... like this curiosity
 

Well put and so true... fuckingroovin' 
You know it's a rare find when it's not available to download from Spotify!
 MM_Prague wrote:
Sounds to me like a Robyn Hitchcock song I can't quite recall the name of.
 
Has more of that War on Drugs vibe to me.  This is better though.
Sounds to me like a Robyn Hitchcock song I can't quite recall the name of.
Still holds up really well Paul, after all these years. Struck gold on this one mate.
This is a nice enough song... but when I see/hear "Vision Thing" I want a big fat loud helping of the Sisters of Mercy!
 kingart wrote:

Maybe.  I wouldn't know.  But the vocals, at least, surely reminds me of the Doobie track which just preceded this. 
 
It's You're Gone on Waking Hours
 rtrt wrote:
Reminds me of some Del Amitri from way back

 
Maybe.  I wouldn't know.  But the vocals, at least, surely reminds me of the Doobie track which just preceded this. 
 thewiseking wrote:
SuperTrampy?

 
Very.
Anything might wash-up on the beach in Radio Paradise... like this curiosity
Reminds me of some Del Amitri from way back
 wtango wrote:

Nice pickup

 
Agree, sitting at my desk, listening in the background and definitely got the bloodlines vibe.......
SuperTrampy?
 fathom39 wrote:
I hear something like the theme music from Netflix's Bloodline.

 
Nice pickup
I hear something like the theme music from Netflix's Bloodline.
If you know captain cook is a fictional character
And you know aqua sea foam paparazzi tribune
  I read it because I skip to fresh food pages
 Makes you wonder if this is same hack, a writer,
 GuiltyFeat wrote:
Oodly, noodly nonsense.

 
Another Pastafarian?
I'm hearing Paul Weller...maybe next
Patiently waiting for the USPS to get my copy of the new album to my house...
Lovin this..I thought it was Traffic or Blind Faith
or even the Moody Blues..Timothy leary
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz *2
Still love this song.

Would love to hear it degenerate into a big drop-d jam at the end, where's that damn fiddle?! 
 Cynaera wrote:
I give this one a nine.  It kept me mesmerized, even as the household was undergoing a catastrophe - cats fighting, dishes breaking, the phone ringing, and sirens outside...

New favorite band:  Vision Thing. New favorite song:  Barcode.  You folks just take my breath away.  'Scuse me - gotta go watch the video again. And again, and again... (Oh, who cares if the cats fight? Someone will win, someone will lose. And broken dishes are just a reason to go to the dollar store and buy stuff that actually matches.){#Sunny}

 
I miss these posts.
 rolo wrote:
Nice flow ... a bit like early Townsend solo work .... except the musicianship isn't on the same level ... {#Wink}
 
"... The sea refuses no river...." ?

I thought maybe this was Townsend at first. 
Damn, whew, I thought for a second I was hearing a super-weirdly-calm version of Fire Woman by the Cult. Need more coffee right now. 
So nice to hear this. 
 rolo wrote:
Nice flow ... a bit like early Townsend solo work .... except the musicianship isn't on the same level ... {#Wink}
 
pah ;)

I was hearing a little early Traffic as well. Some Winwood influence on the vocals.
Wow this is really retro sounding... A lot of influences here, Led Zeppelin, Pentangle, etc.
Nice flow ... a bit like early Townsend solo work .... except the musicianship isn't on the same level ... {#Wink}
Make it stop...
Been away for a while. I'm happy to see these guys got a record deal going!!   
 GuiltyFeat wrote:

 
Okay its a 7

Spac-eeee {#Chillpill}
Oodly, noodly nonsense.
I give this one a nine.  It kept me mesmerized, even as the household was undergoing a catastrophe - cats fighting, dishes breaking, the phone ringing, and sirens outside...

New favorite band:  Vision Thing. New favorite song:  Barcode.  You folks just take my breath away.  'Scuse me - gotta go watch the video again. And again, and again... (Oh, who cares if the cats fight? Someone will win, someone will lose. And broken dishes are just a reason to go to the dollar store and buy stuff that actually matches.){#Sunny}
parrothead wrote:


I wonder if that Genius of Physics guy knows how much he's missed around here. I don't believe we have heard from him lately.
 
I am not familiar with this usage of the word "missed".  {#Confused}

 AliGator wrote:
Nice segue from Blind Melon.
 

again with the segue from Blind Melon... this is a nice tune.
 SusanHiddenPoet wrote:
{#Curtain}   {#Clap} 

brandog wrote:
PhysicsGenius (Woulda) wrote:
This song bites knobs

 
Which means I'll probably give it an 8 when I hear it.
 
 

I wonder if that Genius of Physics guy knows how much he's missed around here. I don't believe we have heard from him lately.
i can't believe this song came out in 2008.  I was sure i was listening to something much older and classic.  Love it.
That Vision Thing is working! => 8
For a second there I thought we were Goin' to California.  {#Sunny}
 bronorb wrote:


Sadfish, loved this song from the first listen.
I just downloaded your album from Amazon and have it synched to my Sansa Clip. Will be listening to it on the way home from work. Looking forward to it.
When is the American tour?
 
Hi thanks for the kind comments!!!!!!

If I can get enough of the RP listeners to organise gigs then we'll be over ASAP!!!!

Anyone? :)


 Sadfish wrote:

aw I love blind melon, RIP Shannon Hoon.

 

Sadfish, loved this song from the first listen.
I just downloaded your album from Amazon and have it synched to my Sansa Clip. Will be listening to it on the way home from work. Looking forward to it.
When is the American tour?


 AliGator wrote:
Nice segue from Blind Melon.
 
aw I love blind melon, RIP Shannon Hoon.

Nice segue from Blind Melon.
I am so faded.
This song can now be dowloaded from Itunes


{#Curtain}   {#Clap} 

brandog wrote:
PhysicsGenius (Woulda) wrote:
This song bites knobs

 
Which means I'll probably give it an 8 when I hear it.
 



This is ,,,like growing for me,you guys just went up one notch,,,
 {#Yes}   

 Sadfish wrote:
... We're pretty close to gigging and once we're rolling we'll get some stuff on Itunes and Amazon for people if  they wish to purchase....

 
Let us know when that happens; I, for one, will be clicking through and doing my part to make you guys filthy rich.


Sadfish wrote:

hmmm he may have a point.

 
meurglys3 wrote:

I'd like it to go on record that I argued strongly against the inclusion of that unnecessary second chord.

 

This is like one of those fun conversations between Chris Blackwell and Doug Boyle that pop up on various message boards. {#Cheesygrin}
If you like this song and are interested in Vision Things new album out in September then please join us on our Facebook
Vision Thing - Facebook.
{#Sunny}
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Can't you put them on iTunes and/or Amazon for download? I just saw a thing on Amazon where the label isn't producing the album anymore but authorized Amazon to burn a copy and send that. (for those people who shop online but still only want a physical disc, I guess.) Seems like you should have some options.

 

Hi Scott me owd mate.

Things are moving quickly in the Vision Thing camp, we've got a full band together now and will be going into the studio in a few months to complete our first proper band album.

Hopefully we can continue the success we've experienced with the stuff Pete and Myself recorded in the bigger setting and more accessible to people via live gigs, live radio play and fully recorded albums.

We're pretty close to gigging and once we're rolling we'll get some stuff on Itunes and Amazon for people if  they wish to purchase.

I'll keep you all posted with the progress as it happens.

 Sadfish wrote:

Thanks for the comments, all the songs we've released so far (including Barcode) are free to download on the www.visionthingband.com website.

Hope that helps
 
Can't you put them on iTunes and/or Amazon for download? I just saw a thing on Amazon where the label isn't producing the album anymore but authorized Amazon to burn a copy and send that. (for those people who shop online but still only want a physical disc, I guess.) Seems like you should have some options.

I totally dig this song, it is great to see artists using Radioparadise as a way to introduce their music.
 MirandaStar wrote:
I was just introduced to you last night, RP friends and I am blown away! You are an answer to my musical prayers.
I will be sure to purchase songs I like from your site. It's the least I can do. THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!
You guys rock!
ms
 
Thanks for the comments, all the songs we've released so far (including Barcode) are free to download on the www.visionthingband.com website.

Hope that helps


Evening is on it's way in my part of America; winter too!
The sun is exerting every bit of energy it can to stick with me for a while longer.
It's days like today
Moments like right now
Music like this.
When I appreciate RP like nothing ever before.


I was just introduced to you last night, RP friends and I am blown away! You are an answer to my musical prayers.
I will be sure to purchase songs I like from your site. It's the least I can do. THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!
You guys rock!
ms
{#Meditate}

One of our own making great music!!!
wrangler wrote:
i'm hearing nick drake in the vocals.


{#Angel}  *chuffed*
my work here is done.

i'm hearing nick drake in the vocals.
nice drone too.
Great song.  Love hearing this.
 ndad47 wrote:


let me get this straight.  giving something away free is cheaper to the producer than selling it.  i think my economics professor got it all wrong.
 
Cost in Time is the issue really, then add onto that postage as its mostly overseas and paypal costs and cds inlays cases, packaging and in the end we CBA :)

 ndad47 wrote:


let me get this straight.  giving something away free is cheaper to the producer than selling it.  i think my economics professor got it all wrong.
 
You can only make money on it if people are actually buying it.  Otherwise, you take a loss.

 Sadfish wrote:
We have decided not to sell the Vision Thing CD due to costs involved.

You can now DOWNLOAD the whole album and artwork via https://www.visionthingband.com instead for free.

Thanks for your support.

VT
 

let me get this straight.  giving something away free is cheaper to the producer than selling it.  i think my economics professor got it all wrong.
 jzekeb wrote:
I'm hearing Robyn Hitchcock here.  Anybody else?

 

More like Janet LaValley
I'm hearing Robyn Hitchcock here.  Anybody else?

 Ulises wrote:

By "Better quiality version" (sic) do you mean higer bitrate or do you actually have something I might consider purchasing?
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Ulises wrote:
By "Better quiality version" (sic) do you mean higer bitrate or do you actually have something I might consider purchasing?
Sadfish wrote:
We've now got 7 BRAND NEW tracks online available to listen to!!!!!! Please visit our website https://www.visionthingband.com/ Or our Myspace Page (click here) Better quiality version on our own website.
By "Better quiality version" (sic) do you mean higer bitrate or do you actually have something I might consider purchasing?
we're on again come on folks sign this band up!!!! Now Playing: Vision Thing - Barcode Air - Left Bank Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism Counting Crows - Round Here
Sadfish wrote:
hmmm he may have a point.
I'd like it to go on record that I argued strongly against the inclusion of that unnecessary second chord.
meurglys3 wrote:
what? too many?
hmmm he may have a point.
Excelsior wrote:
Two! Two chords in this song! Ah ah ah ahhhh.
what? too many?
Two! Two chords in this song! Ah ah ah ahhhh.
I like this.
a_genuine_find wrote:
Anyone?
Have to agree with this.....
You guys are awesome! Best wishes for any future endeavors This is such a beautiful song
We have decided not to sell the Vision Thing Stormclouds CD due to costs involved. You can now DOWNLOAD the whole album and artwork via https://www.visionthingband.com instead for free. Thanks for your support. VT

Anyone?
Kind of reminds me of Robyn Hitchcock... which is a GOOD thing....
Sadfish wrote:
We've now got 7 BRAND NEW tracks online available to listen to!!!!!! Please visit our website https://www.visionthingband.com/ Or our Myspace Page (click here) Better quiality version on our own website.
Awesome!!!! Very impressed!!!! I clicked on to rate this song, which I don't do all that often, and only do to songs I especially like.
I _really_ appreciate the chilly voice and the mood that comes along with (and not only) this song. Their other works are worth listening to!
snowcat wrote:
Nice vibe going here, love the guitar sound. Sisters of Mercy album hit for the Artist Website link?? C'Mon Bill let's fix that!!!
Nice vibe going here, love the guitar sound. Sisters of Mercy album hit for the Artist Website link?? C'Mon Bill let's fix that!!!
Sadfish wrote:
thanks, there not much we can do about the artist website, Bills got it locked down on google lucky search. I have asked for it to be changed in the past but to be honest, it's only a small issue for us.
Seems to be fixed now. although no help to us!
katzendogs wrote:
"Artist Website" above is not what I think Mr Fish wants to be associated with. Good tune Mista fish.
thanks, there not much we can do about the artist website, Bills got it locked down on google lucky search. I have asked for it to be changed in the past but to be honest, it's only a small issue for us.
"Artist Website" above is not what I think Mr Fish wants to be associated with. Good tune Mista fish.
Very cool. Makes me want to zone out and chill, or chill out and zone. Either way, great tune.
Supes?! What are YOU doing in here?!!! nice to see you anyway! Pete x
Awesome.
Do I hear a jaw harp in the background? Or is that just some weird guitar effect.
8 Most Excellent! For some reason it reminds me of Val
We've now got 7 BRAND NEW tracks online available to listen to!!!!!! Please visit our website https://www.visionthingband.com/ Or our Myspace Page (click here) Better quiality version on our own website.
Very Nice, Mr Fish!