Have you ever been really familiar with a track that you found on a compilation, or for the older ones out there, a mix tape, and not been able to find it anywhere else? This is the case with this track, Pressures, from Wellington band Audiosauce. While there is no doubt it is the product of Miles Tilly, looking around the web I cannot find it on any tracklists from Audiosauce albums. It comes from the excellent Radioactive Silver Selections mix from 2002. It’s possible it was just released on single, but if so, what a waste!
I have to admit I am having some trouble describing this superb track, simply because I have heard it so many times that it has become as familiar as an old pair of shoes.
We are led early into the relaxed beat, vocals and instruments, starting out as they mean to go on. It’s definitely all about the music, with occasional backing vocals, both male and female, just dropping in to assist the music, taking us on a journey in one of those spatial, floating in outer space sort of ways perfect for chillout.
Probably a desert island track for me, if I had to hear something 1,000 times, this would be it. In fact, I’ve probably already heard it 1,000 times…
You could do a lot worse than adding this underrated and underexposed track to your favourites.