Milieu

Milieu

Real Name:
Brian Grainger
Profile:
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

EXP011 Milieu Slow Lid Close (Album) Experimedia EXP011 US 2005 Sell This Version
EXP017 Milieu Gunkajima (Album) Experimedia EXP017 US 2005 Sell This Version
U-COVER cdR 012 Milieu Aurora Borealis (Album) U-Cover CDr Limited U-COVER cdR 012 Belgium 2005 Sell This Version
none Milieu A Dusty Box Of Old Memories (Album) Milieu Music none US 2005 Sell This Version
META005 Milieu Brother (Album) Metanoia Media META005 US 2005 Sell This Version
RSC002 Milieu Songs We Found In The Sand (Album) Milieu Music RSC002 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
EXP041 Milieu Milieu (Album) Experimedia EXP041 US 2006 Sell This Version
none Milieu Night Currents (Album) Milieu Music none US 2006 Sell This Version
MMDR003 Milieu Pillowtone Poems (Album) Unlabel MMDR003 US 2006 Sell This Version
eedcd-02 Milieu Our Blue Rainbow (Album) Expanding Electronic Diversity eedcd-02 US 2006 Sell This Version
INFX 018, INFX 019 Milieu Beyond The Sea Lies The Stars (Album) Infraction INFX 018, INFX 019 US 2006 Sell This Version
eedfm-05 Milieu Sun White Sun (Album) Expanding Electronic Diversity eedfm-05 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
eedcd-06 Milieu Our Blue Remixes Expanding Electronic Diversity eedcd-06 US 2007 Sell This Version
SSRCD-05 Milieu Of The Apple (Album) Second Sun Recordings SSRCD-05 US 2007 Sell This Version
MMD001 Milieu New Drugs For Nuclear Families Of The Seventies (Album) Milieu Music MMD001 US 2007 Sell This Version
MML004 Milieu Echo Spectrum (Album) Milieu Music MML004 US 2007 Sell This Version
BOLT039 Milieu Remodelled (Album) Boltfish Recordings BOLT039 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
INFX 029, INFX 035 Milieu A Warm Wooden Hollow (Album, EP) Infraction INFX 029, INFX 035 US 2008 Sell This Version

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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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