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Beyond The Sea Lies The Stars

by Milieu



Originally issued on a CD edition of 505 copies at Infraction Records in 2006, and now available for the first time in a lossless digital format. BTSLTS was a nearly accidental album in the making, with recording sessions taking place during a two-day stretch of consumption and sleep deprivation. Largely a loosely planned conceptual experiment, BTSLTS utilized a unique system of creating entire tracks from single tape loops of carefully sampled orchestral vinyl, juxtaposing them in dozens of different ways to create flowing and hypnotic compositions. Due to the large amount of tape hiss layered onto the mix with each subsequent iteration of the loops, the music adopted a nautical atmosphere similar to the washed out sounds one might hear while floating out at sea, completely disconnected from any landmass. This album is a landmark piece among the Milieu oeuvre, representing a first step into the textural ambient works that the Milieu name would come to be associated with today, and enduring the test of passing time as a recording that seems to come from no era, no actual space, with no author. It simply seems to exist.


released April 28, 2006

W/P by Brian Grainger. Recorded at 114RKD, 2006. This is Milieu Music Digital number MMDR034.



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Psychedelic electronic music, sun-warmed analog ambient and sci-fi braindance, for cats, aliens and epicureans alike.

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