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 Asymmetrical Head When The Minutes Drag (When2 Remix) Asymmetrical Head - Asymmetrical Head Presents Redos Vol.1(File, MP3) Experimedia EXP030 US 2005
EXP010 Plantre Atmos Wurm (Multilane Pier Remix) and 1 more… Plantre - Tunnel Of A Centillion Millipede Legs(7xFile, MP3) Experimedia EXP010 US 2005
PCR011 Scup Bucket Dofleini (Milieu Remix) Scup Bucket - Dofleini(File, MP3) Polychromatic Records PCR011 US 2005
BK023 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 Pisgah Nineveh (6558340806 Mmx by Milieu) Pisgah - Eponymous(File, MP3, EP) Metanoia Media META008 US 2006
BOLT031 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 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 Box Figure (Lattice Trees And Pearls Remix By Milieu) Box - Core(6xFile, MP3, 256) Experimedia EXP042 US 2006
EXP039 Resynthesize Supersynth (Milieu's Simple Station Mmx) Resynthesize - Heart And Soul Direct(12xFile, MP3, Album, 256) Experimedia EXP039 US 2006
none Various Meadows Mmx Various - Live February 22nd, 2006(CDr, Ltd) Milieu Music none US 2006 Sell This Version
eed0018 Silo Romano Our Mr. Sun, Scenic Route By Milieu Silo Romano - Sonocolor(5xFile, MP3, VBR) Expanding Electronic Diversity eed0018 US 2006
EXP038 Miles Tilmann Alpha Chime (Milieu Mx) Miles Tilmann - Melt(18xFile, MP3, Album, 256) Experimedia EXP038 US 2006
Milieu Milieu - Wasted Magic In The Sound (Comp) Archaic Horizon US 2007 Sell This Version
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 Saturday Index Partly Cloudy (Dub Forecast Mmx) Saturday Index - Partly Cloudy(7xFile, MP3, EP, 192) Archaic Horizon AH019 US 2007
[op3n]026 Various Alpha Chime (Milieu Remix) Various - Una Trayectoria Predecible(File, MP3, Mixed, 256) [op3n]026 Spain 2007
11200712 Various Alpha Chime (Milieu Mix) Various - Birds For The People(15xFile, MP3, Comp, 192) Segment 11200712 US 2007
META032 Emma Cora Missing Tide (Oil Drum 75 Mmx) Emma Cora - Sonnent Faux Pas(File, MP3, EP) Metanoia Media META032 US 2007
BOLT042 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 Skink (2) You Know That Place Well (Milieu Mix) Skink (2) - 100 Random Signs(CD, Album) MOMT MOMTCD011 UK 2007 Sell This Version
Obfusc Sounds From Shattered Seashells (Milieu SBCF2 Mix) Obfusc - Cities Of Cedar (Album) Boltfish Recordings UK 2008 Sell This Version
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
Electricwest Before You Know I'm Gone (Milieu Redspine Mix) Electricwest - Divine De Vice (Album) Archaic Horizon US 2008
Lunar Testing Lab Majik Melter (Melt Up Mmx) Lunar Testing Lab - Space Program (Album) I, Absentee US 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.


April 15, 2007
edited over 10 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.


October 3, 2006
edited over 11 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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