Milieu

Milieu

Real Name:
Brian Grainger
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Brian Grainger started making music somewhere after his parents' divorce in 1997. He played multiple instruments in a number of different bands and projects, teaching himself how to play guitar, drums, bass and keyboard without the aid of classical training. In 2001, Brian began dabbling in psychedelic and ambient music, and by 2002 he became interested in writing computer-produced (but still organic) songs. Doing simple recordings with a four-track, guitar, organ and a drum machine, he adopted the Parallax moniker and slowly progressed into a unique and expressive aesthetic for himself. By May of 2004, Brian had completed 6 albums under the Parallax name before retiring it and releasing music as Milieu. Brian currently lives with his wife Sophia and his pets in Columbia, South Carolina.
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Milieu Discography

Albums

Milieu Slow Lid Close (Album) Experimedia US 2005 Sell This Version
Milieu Gunkajima (Album) Experimedia US 2005 Sell This Version
Milieu Aurora Borealis (Album) U-Cover CDr Limited Belgium 2005 Sell This Version
Milieu A Dusty Box Of Old Memories (Album) Milieu Music US 2005 Sell This Version
Milieu Brother (Album) Metanoia Media US 2005 Sell This Version
Milieu Songs We Found In The Sand (Album) Milieu Music US 2005 Sell This Version
none Milieu Giants In The Desert(CDr, Album) Milieu Music none US 2005 Sell This Version
none Milieu Simple Stations Repeat(CDr, Album) Milieu Music none US 2005 Sell This Version
MML003 Milieu Sleeep Mmx(File, MP3, Mixed) Milieu Music MML003 US 2005
Milieu Milieu (Album) Experimedia US 2006 Sell This Version
Milieu Night Currents (Album) Milieu Music US 2006 Sell This Version
Milieu Pillowtone Poems (Album) Unlabel US 2006 Sell This Version
Milieu Our Blue Rainbow (Album) Expanding Electronic Diversity US 2006 Sell This Version
Milieu Beyond The Sea Lies The Stars (Album) Infraction US 2006 Sell This Version
Milieu Sun White Sun (Album) Expanding Electronic Diversity US 2006 Sell This Version
none Milieu Bent Appletrees(CDr, Album) Milieu Music none US 2006 Sell This Version
RSC010 Milieu / Quosp Milieu / Quosp - Grassland Melodies(20xFile, MP3, Album, 192) Rope Swing Cities RSC010 US 2006
Milieu Our Blue Remixes Expanding Electronic Diversity US 2007 Sell This Version
Milieu Of The Apple (Album) Second Sun Recordings US 2007 Sell This Version
Milieu New Drugs For Nuclear Families Of The Seventies (Album) Milieu Music US 2007 Sell This Version
Milieu Echo Spectrum (Album) Milieu Music US 2007 Sell This Version
Milieu Remodelled (Album) Boltfish Recordings UK 2007 Sell This Version
none Milieu Sophiesongs(CDr, Album) Milieu Music none US 2007 Sell This Version
MML007 Milieu Our Bonus Remixes(11xFile, MP3) Milieu Music MML007 US 2007
Milieu A Warm Wooden Hollow (Album, EP) Infraction US 2008 Sell This Version

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killdadj

killdadj

August 7, 2016
really underrated artist. but thats fine. one of those gold finds when you finally discover it. i happen to stumbleupon the works of milieu when playing a game - eufloria on steam. really nice ambient sounds. agree with another user's comment with the cross between aphex twin and BoC. mixed with some techno vibes from nathan fake. fantastic.
brownox

brownox

June 2, 2013
Why Milieu doesn't come up in every discussion of prominent atmospheric ambient IDM artists is beyond me. He will from now on if I have my way.
One of the best artists that I had never heard about.
I have been listening to his prolific body of work and I haven't found one piece that hasn't been absolutely fantastic.

How lucky you are that you have now come across Milieu's Discogs page. You have found some hidden treasure.
DJ_Defcon

DJ_Defcon

April 15, 2007
edited over 9 years ago
Quality, quality music. Milieu is like a cross between Aphex Twin and Boards of Canada. Most of his ambient releases are incredibly beautiful and very original, using unique voice samples to add an atmospheric effect to his music. Albums like "Songs we found in the sand" have more Boards Of Canada-ish elements, i.e. trip drums with twanging synths and soothing chords in the backround. Highly reccomended, you might as well jsut go to his website now and download everything you can because it is worth it.
wfkroll

wfkroll

October 3, 2006
edited over 9 years ago
Possibly one of the most underrated electronic producers out right now. A true master of melencholy moods and mellow beats, Brian Granger has not only put out some of the best downtempo music in the last 5 years, but also most of it is free for download. A good place to start is on the Excellent Experimedia label and work your way foward to the vast collection of newer releases. Top choices IMO: Night Currents, In the hills made of clouds, Beyond the sea lies the stars, Songs we found in the sand, and Sun White Sun.

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