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.