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Academy Stripes

by Milieu

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    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Packaged in a snazzy full-color factory-printed 2-panel matte finish jacket with beautiful artwork designed by Eric Adrian Lee. Music etched eternally and permanently into a round white-surfaced disc with custom in-house printing, readable on most modern audio hardware. Purchase of this album also comes with an invisible high-five from all four Botany Bay felines (Cleo, Cho Cho, Mimi and Pepper) and one of 6 different plastic toy noisemakers.

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Carpet Acid 03:58
Peppershaker 05:02
Popbottle 03:57
Report Card 03:01
Faux Academy 03:15
Cherrycoke 04:24
Portbottle 04:25
Rainfield 05:53
Peppermint 06:18


As Milieu reaches its 9th year as a project, what better way to celebrate but with a brand new record? Academy Stripes is Milieu's 36th full-length album of original material, and the first at Recycled Plastics. So what should you expect to hear? A colorful assortment of happy-sad melodies in about a dozen different flavors, cast like a sunbeam over energetic drum machine programming and funky bass that floats elegantly like sex in space. The trademark attributes of the Milieu sound are still there - lots of creative detuning, analog signal processing and a focus on psychedelics that should bring a smile to just about anyone. Carefree feel-good music is complemented by elements of dualities (or maybe even stripes) that are noticeable in both the music and the track titles. Right on time for the Summer, released on Brian's 30th birthday, and ready to lovingly caress large and small speakers everywhere.


released May 17, 2013

W/P by Brian Grainger. Recorded at Botany Bay, 2011-2013. Mastered by The Analog Botanist. Album design by Eric Adrian Lee. A knowing wink, secret handshake and friendly high-five to Richard on track #8. Thanks to Herc, Hastings, Japp and Lemon. This is Recycled Plastics number RP5.


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N.B. (April 2022) We are no longer accepting submissions at this time, and RP is currently on indefinite hiatus. Cheers.
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