Farm Hand is the solo name of Islet member Mark Daman Thomas. His music is freewheeling and full of deep, cyclical melodies. Debut album ‘International Dreams’ was the sound of Daman Thomas being restored to factory settings after moving back from Cardiff to his homeland in the sparsely populated hills of Mid Wales.The album and his music is his reflection on the realities of rural life, built on car boot beats, field recordings, loops and organs. Farm Hand is an instinctual musical force with a love of expressive live performances. Of his site specific performance in a Brecon Beacons cave Wire described the work as “music with reverent, almost religious overtones”.
Award: Fusion Fund