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


Milieu Polypsilon, Part 2 (Album) Recycled Plastics US 2014 Sell This Version
AD15 Milieu Songs We Found In The Sand [Expanded & Remastered](Cass, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Milieu Music AD15 US 2014 Sell This Version
AD17 Milieu Aurora Borealis / Night Currents(2xCDr, Album, Ltd, RE) Milieu Music AD17 US 2014 Sell This Version
MMD026 Milieu Thriambus(6xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Milieu Music MMD026 US 2014
Milieu Statuettes, Part One (Album, EP) ...txt US 2015 Sell This Version
Milieu PolyPlus (Album) Recycled Plastics US 2015 Sell This Version
Milieu Analogg Breakfasts (Album) Milieu Music US 2015 Sell This Version
Milieu The Sleeping Earth (Album) Milieu Music US 2015 Sell This Version
MMD027 Milieu Der Letzte Kupferdrucker [Official Soundtrack](4xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Milieu Music MMD027 US 2015
Milieu Auf / On (Album) Milieu Music US 2016 Sell This Version
Milieu Metraliminaloxone (Album) Milieu Music US 2016 Sell This Version
Milieu Quebrith & Yarrow (Album) Milieu Music US 2016
Milieu Echo Spectrum (Expanded & Remastered) (Album) Milieu Music US 2016 Sell This Version
AD21B Milieu Bent Appleleaves(28xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Milieu Music AD21B US 2016
MMD037 Milieu Ambitropic Bedroom Carnival(2xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Milieu Music MMD037 US 2017
RP9 Milieu Fugue State Phases(10xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Recycled Plastics RP9 US 2017

Singles & EPs

Milieu Three Tone Quintet (EP, Album) Newform8 US 2005 Sell This Version
Milieu Mint Slape Session (EP) Milieu Music US 2005 Sell This Version
none Milieu Giants In The Desert(9xFile, MP3, EP, 128) Project 168 none UK 2005
none Parallax (6) / Milieu Parallax (6) / Milieu - Public Radio Broadcasts(CDr, Ltd, EP) Milieu Music none US 2005 Sell This Version
none Milieu Simple Stations Repeat(8xFile, MP3, EP, 128) Project 168 none UK 2005
Transnet005 Milieu Shawl/Star Bath(2xFile, MP3, EP, 128) Transceover Productions Transnet005 US 2005
none Milieu Whitelabel Mmx(CDr, EP, Ltd) Milieu Music none US 2005 Sell This Version
MML002 Milieu Vellum / Laine(2xFile, MP3, EP, 128) Milieu Music MML002 US 2005
Milieu Sophiesongs (EP, Album) Milieu Music US 2006 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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