Farm Hand - International Dreams by Shape published on 2017-08-31T13:07:01Z Farm Hand is the solo name of Islet member and Shape Records founder Mark Daman Thomas. International Dreams is his debut solo album and is the sound of Daman Thomas being restored to factory settings after moving from Cardiff to his homeland in the sparsely populated hills of Mid Wales. This album is his reflection on the realities of rural life, built on car boot beats, field recordings, loops and second hand organs. Freewheeling and full of deep, cyclical melodies, the album was recorded in a barn studio on the working family farm of Pontvane, Radnorshire, in spring 2017 with producer Rob Jones. All music by Farm Hand. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Rob Jones. Artwork by Emma Daman Thomas. Front cover photograph by Rhodri Brooks. © Shape Records 2017.