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Samuel Karmel

From my infant years I have had the privilege of having frequent holidays to Rosedale, South East coast of Australia. It’s a very special place for me. New years eve 2019 I was greeted with a msg advising immediate evacuation as the fire was heading towards Rosedale. After some general stress we headed for Batemans Bay evacuation centre. The severity of the situation became apparent as the sky turned completely black with a red hue.

Rosedale Fires mix contains all original material compiled from various musical jams I have had at the Rosedale house from 2000-2020. Plus input from Sam Miers and Daniel Oakman; two very important Batemans Bay renegades who have taught me a lot about the local area, from its incredible Aboriginal roots to local juicy gossip.

I’ve been lucky enough to share the family house with close friends who feature on these recordings. The field recordings are taken from recordings Sam Miers made in areas around Rosedale now regenerating after the fires, and snippets that I recorded in the evacuation centre as the fire approached us. I’m yet to return with all this covid biz but looking fwd, nature is the true boss.

Night night Tilba Tilba – Sam Miers (forthcoming on Eurobodalla musical life review album) 2020

The cave – Sam & Santi 2019
there is an incredible cave near stinkies aka nuns beach, a day earlier me and Santi saw a whale swimming and playing just a few 100m away

Rosedale 7 excerpt – Katy Roberts, Rohan Rebiero, Trevelyan Clay, Brittany D’argaville, Tarquin Manek, Ying-Li Hooi, Samuel Karmel 2019
a lovely all in jam after a beautiful sunny winters day swim with some of my dearest

Fairview foundation cow – Sam Miers(forthcoming on Eurobodalla musical life review album)2020

Cliff walks and swims – Bram(Brittany D’argaville & Samuel Karmel)2019
a jam had on the dining table, after a very relaxed time, this was the first thing to happen

Tourism touches my heart – Batemans Bay(Sam Miers & Daniel Oakman) 2014
the sample used and manipulated was recorded at Catalina with fireworks in the background on new years 2012. The street was vista avenue, it got nailed by the fires on new years 2020

My Way – Bum Creek(Trevelyan Clay, Tarquin Manek & Samuel Karmel)2005
The testosterone fuelled power struggles jam from newly discovered recordings was from a session down the coast that wreaked with tension after our cars crashed into each other at the lights in Queanbeyan on the drive up from Canberra

Excerpt (walking away) – Silvia Saint(Trevelyan Clay, Tarquin Manek & Samuel Karmel)2005 some silly dark play acting on the same trip(2ci)

The bass is resonating – Resonant Bacon Collective(Luke Bicevskis, Scott Morrison, Simon Ross & Samuel Karmel) 2001/2002 from a life-affirming friendship special trip with newly formed university mates, this song is a payout of my neighbour who came over and complained that the “Bass is resonating” from our jams. This was conceived shortly after as a punky fuck you to him as he returned to his house

Symphony between Gulaga and Wallaga – Sam Miers(forthcoming on Eurobodalla musical life review album)2020

Sea Eagle Eyes – Sam & Santi 2019

Loss of effect – Bram (Brittany D’argaville & Samuel Karmel)2019

Repairing fence – Tom Karmel 2019
snippet of my dad talking about the burnt fences

Sleepy Carpet (excerpt)- Bram(Brittany D’argaville & Samuel Karmel)2019
Jam while falling asleep to movie

Child “the fire is close” – Samsung recording(Samuel Karmel)2019
Recording taken in the evacuation centre as the fire came within a few 100 meters. the power shut down and the generator came on, the sky was pitch black, terrifying moment

Hologram arms – Bum Creek(Trevelyan Clay, Tarquin Manek & Samuel Karmel) 2005

The whale part 2 – Sam & Santi 2019
a homage to the whale with ironically a slight apocalyptic feel

Zombie Song – Resonant Bacon Collective (Luke Bicevskis, Scott Morrison, Simon Ross & Samuel Karmel)2001/2002 from memory we had just watched Evil Dead