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Sun Trails [2006​-​2011]

by Brian Grainger

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    Packaged in a clear hard-plastic lidded box with custom labels, with eight in-house duplicated/printed white discs housed in individual black plastic cases, each with their own custom labels as well. A faceplate insert made of hand-cut recycled paperstock with ink stamping, hand-numbering and a signature sits at the top, beneath the clear lid.

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about

In 2006, David Tagg and I formed a band called VCV, a project focused on ambient improvisations played on live instruments, and obsessed with symmetry and spaces of many different kinds. By 2007, we'd recorded enough that the project continued to expand beyond its own boundaries, and so we created a vessel project called The 21MG Series, an extension of VCV by way of David and I taking turns recording and releasing an EP each month, for four years. Although never prominently stated, The 21MG material was engineered as a collaboration, so that curious listeners could experiment and find wondrous results in combining our singular pieces. As such, all twenty-four of these pieces were constructed with great care and effort, in order to make them stand alone as solo works, or resonate together with other pieces.

Concepts aside, these twenty-four pieces represent five-plus years of improvisational work on my behalf, work that I am still today very proud of. Oddly, perhaps because of the super-limited nature of everything David and I produced in our collaborating, this material has seemed to remain well under the radar of even the most stalwart followers. So here, for the first time, I'm happy to reissue these pieces as a landmark Milieu Music eight-disc box set. This material has all been quite scarce on any physical format (and only ever issued on 3" CD-Rs), and off the map for quite some time. Anyone who enjoys my ambient records as Milieu would find a lot to explore here - over eight hours of sedate night-mood atmospherics, coaxed gently out of guitars, organ, bass, feedback and even the human voice.

In closing, I'd like to humbly thank David for giving this reissue his blessing - after all, without the talented Mr. Tagg, none of these pieces, and I mean none of them, would even exist.

credits

released 12 March 2015

W/P by Brian Grainger. Recorded at 114RKD, 2006-2011. Mastered by The Analog Botanist. This is Milieu Music number MMD033.

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Brian Grainger Columbia, South Carolina

Drone music, warm atmosphere and textural ephemera for the working man.

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