Milieu

Milieu

Real Name:
Brian Grainger
Profile:
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

Singles & EPs

MML006 Milieu Dub Mmx(CDr, Mini, Ltd) Milieu Music MML006 US 2007 Sell This Version
Milieu Blue White Nights (EP) Milieu Music US 2008 Sell This Version
Milieu Dustybox Tracks Milieu Music US 2008 Sell This Version
MML010 Milieu Live At Lab30(CDr, EP, Ltd) Milieu Music MML010 US 2008 Sell This Version
AWKWARD 27 Milieu & The Dandelion Council Milieu & The Dandelion Council - Untitled(CDr, Mini, Ltd) Awkward Silence Recordings AWKWARD 27 UK 2008 Sell This Version
MML027 Milieu Calico Fountain Melange(CDr, EP, Ltd) Milieu Music MML027 US 2008 Sell This Version
MML012 Milieu Muted Travels(CDr, Mini, Ltd) Milieu Music MML012 US 2008 Sell This Version
MML013 Milieu Cropduster(CDr, Mini, Ltd) Milieu Music MML013 US 2008 Sell This Version
MML018 Milieu Jacket Holograph(CDr, Mini, Ltd) Milieu Music MML018 US 2008 Sell This Version
MML051 Milieu Azurine Droned(CDr, Mini, EP, Ltd) Milieu Music MML051 US 2009 Sell This Version
MML065 Milieu Translucent Forestation(CDr, Mini, EP, Ltd) Milieu Music MML065 US 2009 Sell This Version
MML061 Milieu Tidewater Petrol(CDr, Mini, EP, Ltd) Milieu Music MML061 US 2009 Sell This Version
MML057 Milieu Dialogue Five(CDr, Mini, Ltd) Milieu Music MML057 US 2009 Sell This Version
MML054 Milieu Waverider(CDr, Mini, Ltd) Milieu Music MML054 US 2009 Sell This Version
Milieu Icepak (EP) Milieu Music US 2010 Sell This Version
MML067 Milieu Reverb Microcoma (Part One)(CDr, Mini, EP, Ltd) Milieu Music MML067 US 2010 Sell This Version
MML069 Milieu Reverb Microcoma (Part Three)(CDr, Mini, EP, Ltd) Milieu Music MML069 US 2010 Sell This Version
none Milieu Île Du Levant(File, FLAC, Single) Milieu Music none US 2010
MML068 Milieu Reverb Microcoma (Part Two)(CDr, Mini, EP, Ltd) Milieu Music MML068 US 2010 Sell This Version
MMLP07 Milieu Amtrax(CDr, Mini, Promo) Milieu Music MMLP07 US 2010 Sell This Version
MMD017.01 Milieu S Is For Sleep(CDr, EP) Milieu Music MMD017.01 US 2011 Sell This Version
Milieu Polypsilon, Part 1 (EP) Recycled Plastics US 2014 Sell This Version
MML100 Milieu Memory Hearth(CDr, EP, Ltd) Milieu Music MML100 US 2014 Sell This Version
Milieu Eisblau (EP) Milieu Music US 2016 Sell This Version

Compilations

Milieu Bent Appletrees (Comp) Decisive Sound US 2006 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.
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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