Wildlight’s The Tide acoustic redux invokes a sound and era that can be overlooked within our technologically-fueled society. The delicate performances harken back to a period and lifestyle rooted in the past; yet at once paving a path back toward lost innocence and social responsibility. This album serves as reminder that we can exist in that paradigm today. Reimagining the tunes from their stimulating sophomore opus as a stirring blend of global instrumentation, folk sensibilities, and indigenous influence, Ayla Nereo and David Sugalski (The Polish Ambassador) have crafted a statement bathing in sonic serenity.Listen to the album below.In tandem with the artists’ reverence, The Tide places a glistening spotlight on the earth, community, gratitude, healing and romance. Sugalski enlists a vibrant team of collaborators to facilitate an energetic transformation; The Tide’s formerly meditative dance music evolves elegantly into a softer, medicinal archetype. The creative ingenuity of lead producer Ryan Herr is a revelation. Sugalski’s compadre courts a courageous cavalcade, among them Tyson Leonard and Jesse Hendrix. The dexterous multi-instrumentalists employ a myriad of organic sounds to soothe and serenade with savoir-faire: banjo, violin, accordion, saxophone, flute, toy piano, melodica, duduk, mandolin, djembe, didgeridoo, kalimba, acoustic guitar and upright bass. These assembled artisans in antiquity deliver the listener to an intersection of love, hope, and awareness.Ayla Nereo’s multi-faceted melodies give rise to Wildlight’s impassioned vision and focused mission, the promise of our better tomorrow. From start to finish, Nereo’s femininity is found summoning the intrinsic power of her expressive voice. “Rain” and “From the Ground Up” feature poignant pleas in siren song: her angelic vocal tones calling to the spirits, these are soundtracks to the garden we have dreamt. On “The Crucible,” Nereo unveils a resolute rap and hauntingly gorgeous refrain, at once emotive and inspiring.”Ours to Give” is a soothing, warm lament on the benevolence within us all. “Holy Dust” features her aching, arching soprano, while “Grace, Fully” finds Nereo’s layered vocals basking in a bed of blissful banjo and lulling violin.Wildlight has created an organic, chilled vibe in rewiring their own previous brilliance. Filled with mystifying traditional music, this testimonial transmits a clear and focused intention; to empower community, heal wounds, celebrate love, and awaken the heroic human spirit. Full of evergreen hymns tuned to the magic of mother nature, The Tide (original) is revival strong enough to move mountains. Stripped of bass and bombast, this riveting reprise stays sublime in shadowed valleys.
18/215 Wellington Rd, East Brisbane.Glass bi-fold doors open the main bedroom out to a wraparound balcony with both covered and uncovered areas overlooking the city and Brisbane River. This balcony offers 180-degree vistas and combines with a terrace, which features a second kitchen, media capabilities and built-in barbecue. 18/215 Wellington Rd, East Brisbane.The entry flows into an open-plan living and dining room with panoramic city views and river glimpses. This space is combined with a kitchen that boasts stone benchtops, European appliances, a breakfast bar and ample cabinet space. Sliding glass doors lead out to a large covered balcony overlooking the CBD. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours agoAll three bedrooms on the lower level are draped in soft carpet and feature private balconies. Two bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and share a modern bathroom with glass-enclosed shower, while the third bedroom boasts a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite. The upper level is reached via floating timber stairs and is comprised of two distinct areas. The main bedroom is the ultimate retreat with plush carpet and a walk-in wardrobe. Its glamorous ensuite includes a double vanity, frosted-glass shower, freestanding bathtub and space for a built-in second laundry. 18/215 Wellington Rd, East Brisbane.18/215 Wellington Rd, East Brisbane THIS two-storey penthouse at Wellington Rd, East Brisbane, epitomises the convenience, luxury and comfort of living near the Brisbane River. Part of a boutique and pet-friendly apartment complex, it is one of only 18 apartments and boasts a prime location 2km from the Brisbane CBD. A timeless and minimalist white palette flows throughout the residence, complemented by polished tiles, plantation shutters and ducted airconditioning. 18/215 Wellington Rd, East Brisbane.The apartment has two side-by-side car spaces in the basement garage, along with additional storage sheds. It also grants access to the complex’s gym, sauna, pool and barbecue pavilion. Agent Christine Rudolph called this a superb executive-style oasis with an ideal inner-city locale close to restaurants and boutiques. “Capable of hosting more than 100 guests on its private rooftop, this is a dream residence for social and luxurious living,” she said.