Real Name:
Brian Grainger
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.

Milieu Discography Tracks

EXP030 Milieu - Asymmetrical Head Presents Redos Vol.1 album art Asymmetrical Head When The Minutes Drag (When2 Remix) Asymmetrical Head - Asymmetrical Head Presents Redos Vol.1(File, MP3) Experimedia EXP030 US 2005
EXP010 Milieu - Tunnel Of A Centillion Millipede Legs album art Plantre Atmos Wurm (Multilane Pier Remix) and 1 more… Plantre - Tunnel Of A Centillion Millipede Legs(7xFile, MP3) Experimedia EXP010 US 2005
PCR011 Milieu - Dofleini album art Scup Bucket Dofleini (Milieu Remix) Scup Bucket - Dofleini(File, MP3) Polychromatic Records PCR011 US 2005
BK023 Milieu - Le Debut Heureux EP album art Cats On Earth I'm Sorry We're No Longer Friends (MMX) Cats On Earth - Le Debut Heureux EP(File, MP3) Binkcrsh BK023 Netherlands 2005
META008 Milieu - Eponymous album art Pisgah Nineveh (6558340806 Mmx by Milieu) Pisgah - Eponymous(File, MP3, EP) Metanoia Media META008 US 2006
BOLT031 Milieu - Internal Countryside album art Obfusc Before We Lose Our Legs (SBCF1 Milieu Mix) Obfusc - Internal Countryside(CD, Enh) Boltfish Recordings BOLT031 UK 2006 Sell This Version
none Brian Grainger Meadows Mmx Brian Grainger - Live At Immaginarium Nouveau, February 22 2006(CDr, Album) Milieu Music none US 2006 Sell This Version
none Milieu - BMSR Remixes album art Black Moth Super Rainbow Lake Feet (Milieu Remix) Black Moth Super Rainbow - BMSR Remixes(3xFile, MP3, 192 + 3xFile, MP3, 128 + File, MP3, 9) Not On Label (Black Moth Super Rainbow Self-released) none US 2006
EXP042 Milieu - Core album art Box Figure (Lattice Trees And Pearls Remix By Milieu) Box - Core(6xFile, MP3, 256) Experimedia EXP042 US 2006
EXP039 Milieu - Heart And Soul Direct album art Resynthesize Supersynth (Milieu's Simple Station Mmx) Resynthesize - Heart And Soul Direct(12xFile, MP3, Album, 256) Experimedia EXP039 US 2006
none Milieu - Live February 22nd, 2006 album art Various Meadows Mmx Various - Live February 22nd, 2006(CDr, Ltd) Milieu Music none US 2006 Sell This Version
eed0018 Milieu - Sonocolor album art Silo Romano Our Mr. Sun, Scenic Route By Milieu Silo Romano - Sonocolor(5xFile, MP3, VBR) Expanding Electronic Diversity eed0018 US 2006
EXP038 Milieu - Melt album art Miles Tilmann Alpha Chime (Milieu Mx) Miles Tilmann - Melt(18xFile, MP3, Album, 256) Experimedia EXP038 US 2006
Milieu - Wasted Magic In The Sound album art Milieu Milieu - Wasted Magic In The Sound (Comp) Archaic Horizon US 2007 Sell This Version
Milieu - Summer Sounds Asleep album art Forrest (4) Free Loop II (Ring Drones Mmx) Forrest (4) - Summer Sounds Asleep (MiniAlbum, Album) U-Cover CDr Limited Belgium 2007 Sell This Version
AH019 Milieu - Partly Cloudy album art Saturday Index Partly Cloudy (Dub Forecast Mmx) Saturday Index - Partly Cloudy(7xFile, MP3, EP, 192) Archaic Horizon AH019 US 2007
[op3n]026 Milieu - Una Trayectoria Predecible album art Various Alpha Chime (Milieu Remix) Various - Una Trayectoria Predecible(File, MP3, Mixed, 256) [op3n]026 Spain 2007
11200712 Milieu - Birds For The People album art Various Alpha Chime (Milieu Mix) Various - Birds For The People(15xFile, MP3, Comp, 192) Segment 11200712 US 2007
META032 Milieu - Sonnent Faux Pas album art Emma Cora Missing Tide (Oil Drum 75 Mmx) Emma Cora - Sonnent Faux Pas(File, MP3, EP) Metanoia Media META032 US 2007
BOLT042 Milieu - Who Wants To Be Healthy In This Sick World ? album art Btb I Have Diagrams & Mushrooms (Milieu's Mushroom Field Remix) Btb - Who Wants To Be Healthy In This Sick World ?(CDr, Album) Boltfish Recordings BOLT042 UK 2007 Sell This Version
MOMTCD011 Milieu - 100 Random Signs album art Skink (2) You Know That Place Well (Milieu Mix) Skink (2) - 100 Random Signs(CD, Album) MOMT MOMTCD011 UK 2007 Sell This Version
Milieu - Gathering The Rise (Archaic Horizon Exclusive Mix) album art Grim On Mbient Lake Feet (Covered By Milieu) and 1 more… Grim On Mbient - Gathering The Rise (Archaic Horizon Exclusive Mix) (Comp) Archaic Horizon US 2008
Milieu - Divine De Vice album art Electricwest Before You Know I'm Gone (Milieu Redspine Mix) Electricwest - Divine De Vice (Album) Archaic Horizon US 2008
Milieu - Dustybox Tracks album art Milieu Milieu - Dustybox Tracks Milieu Music US 2008 Sell This Version
Milieu - Cities Of Cedar album art Obfusc Sounds From Shattered Seashells (Milieu SBCF2 Mix) Obfusc - Cities Of Cedar (Album) Boltfish Recordings UK 2008 Sell This Version

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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.


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.


October 3, 2006
edited over 12 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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