Red Giant Mirage – “Killer Whale”


Delectable psych-rocker “Killer Whale” struts the entrancing sound of Red Giant Mirage, the project of Perth-based musician Brayden Willmott. The project strives to use analogue gear and instruments through every facet of the production process, an approach inspired by film auteurs. The result is a spontaneous, consuming feel, as evident by “Killer Whale,” a track that Willmott describes as “spur of the moment.” Lyrically inspired by Sean Tan’s work ‘Killer Whale’ and personal experience as a musician, “Killer Whale” rides on a smoothly hypnotic guitars and rhythms, with vocals emerging shortly past the 30-second mark. Shades of early Tame Impala are apparent as the one-minute mark approaches, as soaring guitars and vocals mesh beautifully. The two-minute mark onward emphasizes mesmerizing, jam-friendly guitar tones alongside a rich rhythm section, with vocals not re-emerging until the conclusion. “Killer Whale” is a fantastic psych-rock track from Red Giant Mirage.

“Killer Whale” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of February 2020’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Rock.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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1 Comment

  1. Go Brayden! He creates records, masters and mixes all the instruments himself! Enjoyed the article. Keep up the excellent work.

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