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

[op3n]013 Kernel32 Kontour Rinse Kernel32 - 4 Wasted(File, MP3, 256) Op3n.net [op3n]013 Spain 2006
mg003 Various Slumber Notes and 2 more… Various - Monographic 3: Rope Swing Cities(File, MP3, Mixed, Comp, 192) INQ Mag mg003 Spain 2007
[op3n]026 Various Three Maps Various - Una Trayectoria Predecible(File, MP3, Mixed, 256) Op3n.net [op3n]026 Spain 2007
U-CDR mix 001 Various Laine (u-cdr12) Various - U-Cover Mix 01 [Ambient](CDr, Comp, Mixed, Tri) U-Cover U-CDR mix 001 Belgium 2007 Sell This Version
BOLTDIGI002 Preston (3) Biketrail 2 and 4 more… Preston (3) - Boltfish Recordings Showcase(File, MP3, Mixed, 128) Boltfish Recordings BOLTDIGI002 UK 2008
none Litmus0001 Rusting (Overgrowth Wall) Litmus0001 - Psychosonic Aether #1(File, MP3, Mixed, 128) n0theen none US 2009
none Sun Inside Six Fourteen Sun Inside - Travel Network 3(File, MP3, Mixed) Not On Label none UK 2011
BOLTDIGI023 Obfusc Lazer Rinq Obfusc - Boltfish Recordings Showcase 4(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) Boltfish Recordings BOLTDIGI023 UK 2012
obscurewaves001 SampleScience Prismatic Outro Tape SampleScience - Obscure Waves Podcast 001(File, MP3, Mixed, VBR) Obscure Waves obscurewaves001 Canada 2013

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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 10 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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