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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Singles & EPs

MML069 Milieu - Reverb Microcoma (Part Three) album art Milieu Reverb Microcoma (Part Three)(CDr, Mini, EP, Ltd) Milieu Music MML069 US 2010 Sell This Version
none Milieu - Île Du Levant album art Milieu Île Du Levant(File, FLAC, Single) Milieu Music none US 2010
MML068 Milieu - Reverb Microcoma (Part Two) album art Milieu Reverb Microcoma (Part Two)(CDr, Mini, EP, Ltd) Milieu Music MML068 US 2010 Sell This Version
MMLP07 Milieu - Amtrax album art Milieu Amtrax(CDr, Mini, Promo) Milieu Music MMLP07 US 2010 Sell This Version
MMD017.01 Milieu - S Is For Sleep album art Milieu S Is For Sleep(CDr, EP) Milieu Music MMD017.01 US 2011 Sell This Version
Milieu - Polypsilon, Part 1 album art Milieu Polypsilon, Part 1 (EP) Recycled Plastics US 2014 Sell This Version
MML100 Milieu - Memory Hearth album art Milieu Memory Hearth(CDr, EP, Ltd) Milieu Music MML100 US 2014 Sell This Version
Milieu - Eisblau album art Milieu Eisblau (EP) Milieu Music US 2016 Sell This Version
MMSS002 Milieu - Sunwarmed Sides [Issue No. 0002] album art Milieu Sunwarmed Sides [Issue No. 0002](8xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Milieu Music MMSS002 US 2017
MMSS003 Milieu - Sunwarmed Sides [Issue No. 0003] album art Milieu Sunwarmed Sides [Issue No. 0003](8xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Milieu Music MMSS003 US 2017
MMSS001 Milieu - Sunwarmed Sides [Issue No. 0001] album art Milieu Sunwarmed Sides [Issue No. 0001](8xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Milieu Music MMSS001 US 2017
MML118 Milieu - Sandgate album art Milieu Sandgate(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Milieu Music MML118 US 2017
MML119 Milieu - Soda Can Acid album art Milieu Soda Can Acid(3xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Milieu Music MML119 US 2017
MMSS010 Milieu - Sunwarmed Sides [Issue No. 0010] album art Milieu Sunwarmed Sides [Issue No. 0010](8xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Milieu Music MMSS010 US 2018
MMFC003 Milieu - Black Mountain Log EP album art Milieu Black Mountain Log EP(3xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Milieu Music MMFC003 US 2018
MMSS007 Milieu - Sunwarmed Sides [Issue No. 0007] album art Milieu Sunwarmed Sides [Issue No. 0007](8xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Milieu Music MMSS007 US 2018
MMSS009 Milieu - Sunwarmed Sides [Issue No. 0009] album art Milieu Sunwarmed Sides [Issue No. 0009](8xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Milieu Music MMSS009 US 2018
MMSS011 Milieu - Sunwarmed Sides [Issue No. 0011] album art Milieu Sunwarmed Sides [Issue No. 0011](8xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Milieu Music MMSS011 US 2018
MMSS004 Milieu - Sunwarmed Sides [Issue No. 0004] album art Milieu Sunwarmed Sides [Issue No. 0004](8xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Milieu Music MMSS004 US 2018
MMSS005 Milieu - Sunwarmed Sides [Issue No. 0005] album art Milieu Sunwarmed Sides [Issue No. 0005](8xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Milieu Music MMSS005 US 2018
MMSS012 Milieu - Sunwarmed Sides [Issue No. 0012] album art Milieu Sunwarmed Sides [Issue No. 0012](8xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Milieu Music MMSS012 US 2018
MMSS008 Milieu - Sunwarmed Sides [Issue No. 0008] album art Milieu Sunwarmed Sides [Issue No. 0008](8xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Milieu Music MMSS008 US 2018
MMSS006 Milieu - Sunwarmed Sides [Issue No. 0006] album art Milieu Sunwarmed Sides [Issue No. 0006](8xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Milieu Music MMSS006 US 2018

Compilations

Milieu - Bent Appletrees album art Milieu Bent Appletrees (Comp) Decisive Sound US 2006 Sell This Version
BOLT032 Milieu - The Tandem Series 5 album art Milieu / ENV(itre) Milieu / ENV(itre) - The Tandem Series 5(CDr, Comp, Ltd) Boltfish Recordings BOLT032 UK 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.
wfkroll

wfkroll

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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