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 Tracks

Albums

Milieu - Beyond The Stars Lies The Sea album art Milieu Beyond The Stars Lies The Sea (Album) Second Sun Recordings US 2008 Sell This Version
Milieu - Eufloria album art Milieu Eufloria (Album) Milieu Music US 2009 Sell This Version
Milieu - Leaves Painted Purple album art Milieu Leaves Painted Purple (Comp) Milieu Music US 2009 Sell This Version
Milieu - Swaying Palms album art Milieu Swaying Palms (Album, EP) Milieu Music US 2009 Sell This Version
Milieu - We Live In The Trees album art Milieu We Live In The Trees (Album) Milieu Music US 2009 Sell This Version
Milieu - Colortone album art Milieu Colortone (Album, Comp) Milieu Music US 2009 Sell This Version
MML058 Milieu - Live At 114RKD album art Milieu Live At 114RKD(CDr, Album, Ltd) Milieu Music MML058 US 2009 Sell This Version
INSTLP01 Milieu - Phosphene Weather album art Milieu Phosphene Weather(LP, Album, Ltd) Install INSTLP01 US 2009 Sell This Version
MMD005 Milieu - Brittle Paper Cathedrals album art Milieu Brittle Paper Cathedrals(CDr, Album, Ltd) Milieu Music MMD005 US 2009 Sell This Version
MMLP03 Milieu - Suntanned Melodies album art Milieu Suntanned Melodies(CDr, Ltd) Milieu Music MMLP03 US 2009 Sell This Version
MMTT1 Milieu - Turquoise Turtles & Milieu album art Turquoise Turtles & Milieu Turquoise Turtles & Milieu - Turquoise Turtles & Milieu(CDr, Album, Ltd) Milieu Music MMTT1 US 2010 Sell This Version
MMD013 Milieu - A Blanket Of Infinite Repetitions album art Milieu A Blanket Of Infinite Repetitions(CDr, Album, Ltd) Milieu Music MMD013 US 2010 Sell This Version
MMD009, mmd009 Milieu - Bell'n Dither album art Milieu Bell'n Dither(CDr, Album, Ltd) Milieu Music, Milieu Music MMD009, mmd009 US 2010 Sell This Version
SSRCD-14 Milieu - The Loneliness Of Empty Roads album art Milieu The Loneliness Of Empty Roads(CDr, Album, Ltd) Second Sun Recordings SSRCD-14 US 2010 Sell This Version
MMD011 Milieu - Sadhills album art Milieu Sadhills(CDr, Album, Ltd) Milieu Music MMD011 US 2010 Sell This Version
MML082 Milieu - Enjoy Your Stay At The Holograph Lounge album art Milieu Enjoy Your Stay At The Holograph Lounge(CDr, Album, Ltd) Milieu Music MML082 US 2011 Sell This Version
MML079B Milieu - Blisschord Variations album art Milieu Blisschord Variations(CDr, Album, Ltd) Milieu Music MML079B US 2011 Sell This Version
MMD018 Milieu - Euflorian Additions album art Milieu Euflorian Additions(CDr, Album, Ltd) Milieu Music MMD018 US 2011 Sell This Version
MMD016 Milieu - Bermuda Triangle album art Mrs Jynx / Milieu / Fieldtriqp Mrs Jynx / Milieu / Fieldtriqp - Bermuda Triangle(CDr, Album, Ltd) Milieu Music MMD016 US 2011 Sell This Version
MMD017 Milieu - H Is For Hologram album art Milieu H Is For Hologram(CDr, Album) Milieu Music MMD017 US 2011 Sell This Version
MML088 Milieu - Last Wave album art Milieu Last Wave(CDr, Album, Ltd) Milieu Music MML088 US 2012 Sell This Version
MML084 Milieu - Bedroom Waves album art Milieu & Solitary Nature Milieu & Solitary Nature - Bedroom Waves(Cass, Album, Ltd) Milieu Music MML084 US 2012 Sell This Version
MMD023 Milieu - Tidewater Petrol album art Milieu Tidewater Petrol(CDr, Album, Ltd) Milieu Music MMD023 US 2012 Sell This Version
MMD020 Milieu - Euflorian Additions Volume II album art Milieu Euflorian Additions Volume II(CDr, Album, Ltd) Milieu Music MMD020 US 2012 Sell This Version
RP5 Milieu - Academy Stripes album art Milieu Academy Stripes(CDr, Album, Ltd) Recycled Plastics RP5 US 2013 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.
wfkroll

wfkroll

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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