Ambient, jazzy piano chords and lo-fi sensibilities mix with bang-on-trend electronica in this, TG Heath’s new single, from his brand new album ‘Transients’, released on the 23rd April. ‘Transients’ is inspired by confessional prayer, the follow-up to his debut ‘Monsoon’ – a twenty-track anthology accompanying his spoken-word poetry show which toured the UK.
Yōkoso is a beautifully atmospheric mellow instrumental piece, gentle drums, a rolling piano part that alternately lulls you into peaceful contemplation then nudges you gently sideways with a discordant lift or drop key-shift, just to keep you on your toes, shifting the feel marginally and adding tension and then release. It’s a delightful piece of work, the keys string-like at times, story-telling and hazy, a narrative soundscape which works hard in conveying Heath’s unique musical voice.
Review by Alex Holmes