about

A small team with big plans. For you!

Out Now

Welcome to Oakland

The Dialectic Series Music Videos

Live Shows

Live Radio

Millaze Local Live WFHB Radio

February 13, 2019 - 91.3FM WFHB "Local Live Show"

    Storytelling Dreamhop Piano Alt-pop

    Blending a jazz-disregarding form of improv with singer/songwriter storytelling and an eclectically jarring beat style called “dreamhop” from Andrew Chris, Millaze creates alt-pop anthems and epic piano ballads that grab you from behind and invite you into her world of Oakland.

    Millaze is one level of deliberate dissociation away from pianist-singer/songwriter Emily Plazek. Millaze's music tells a story from her second level of dissociation in Oakland, a world she created in her mind. The story, "The Dialectic," is 11 years in the making - a tale of Cecilia and Christopher, two lovers lost in their own minds together, trying to find The Top of the World.

    2018 kicked off The Dialectic with a series of singles, innovating Millaze's use of social media to chronicle the story alongside a consistent flow of music releases. The Dialectic continues throughout 2019 with albums painting the same scenes, first from Cecilia's, and then from Christopher's point of view, foreshadowing Millaze's required descent into insanity before her mountain climb upwards.

    Welcome to Oakland

    It’s a story of dissociation within a dissociation: Millaze is the projected mirror character and role-model of musician Emily Plazek, and Oakland is the fictional world of Millaze’s making. Reeling from the shock of a potential love story cut off at its roots without explanation, Millaze creates Oakland to host all of her memories so she can revisit them to solve the mystery of The Dialectic.

    Oakland is an accumulated mashup of Millaze's memories and psychological leading indicators, spread across of an intricate landscape of sea, mountains, city, university, and forests, all featured in her notebook sketches. Here, two lovers named Cecilia and Christopher play out their scenes in loops so Millaze can travel between them. Revisiting each of her memories seems to provide great insight into solving the mystery.

    Unfortunately, Millaze’s lack of understanding the neuroscience behind trauma leads her down a dark path. Through her projections of Cecilia and Christopher, Millaze's music desperately grasps at both sides of the story instead of seeking decision - and she disappears deeply inside her mind.

    The only way out of her insanity comes in the form of music Millaze does not and cannot control. “The Malaise” musical theme follows Cecilia throughout The Dialectic, tapping her on the shoulder. Only when Christopher (based off of the A. A. Milne protagonist Christopher Robin) whistles the musical theme while holding out a gift of peace, does Cecilia notice the song. Guided by this music that for the first time Millaze didn’t create herself, Cecilia climbs to a place in Oakland that's in clear sight, but she couldn’t see before. Here she finds her past, future, and present selves all sitting side-by-side on a bench under an oak tree, at the Top of the World.

    The secret twist of the story is that even though at times The Dialectic is told from Christopher's side of the story, it’s technically told exclusively from the Cecilia's limited point of view. Millaze never reveals whether Cecilia's take on the story is personal projection or reality.

    The Writing of The Dialectic

    The Dialectic is a tapestry love story, weaving together common human themes like unimportance and un-loveable core beliefs, self-fulfilling prophecy, and death. The story was written using a daily deliberate dissociation routine.

    Almost every morning over the course of those 11 years, Emily used her writing routine to step into the Millaze character to explore Oakland’s mystery, creating a complete division from her personal life. The Dialectic exists in both prose and musical form.

    Created by accident and informed by her studies in yogic philosophy, Taoism, and epigenetics, Millaze's name is derived from the middles of musician Emily Plazek's name, representing the many lives we live and identities we hide in plain sight during our human experiences on earth.

    dreamhop piano alt-pop millaze

    Peter Brown

    President

    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim.

    Simon Colseed

    Sales

    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim.

    Jamie McCallum

    Support

    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim.

    Rosa Scodornj

    Graphic Design

    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim.

    We keep it simple

    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetu.

    Personal

    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. 

    Learn more ›

    Business

    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. 

    Learn more ›

    Big plans

    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. 

    Learn more ›

    Small plans

    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. 

    Learn more ›

    We keep it simple.

    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in.

    • Create templates

    • Bring it wherever you go

    • Drop them wherever you want

    • Invite your friends & colleagues

    Never to young or old to learn.
    Our software will grow along with you.

    Learn more

    Interested? You can try us. We’re here to support.