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Welcome to Oakland, the world in Millaze's mind.
Written by:
Emily Plazek
Map of Oakland, Millaze's world

Millaze is the head experimenter for The Mountain, our guinea pig. If you're new to her world Oakland, here's the the music video that gives you the tour, and here's the recap of your 2019 invitation:

The doors have been opened into Oakland, the homeplace of Millaze's story "The Dialectic". Finally sharing over two decades of songwriting in solitude, Millaze blends piano improv with an eclectic soundscape called “dreamhop”, creating bass-packed alt-pop anthems and epic piano ballads that invite you into her world of Oakland.

Millaze is a narrator for a young girl's dissociation. The Dialectic is the story that follows Cecilia in her journey to understand who Christopher is, through a searing descent into insanity from his unexplained silence. The illusions created in her mind while cradling the heartbreak morph all her doubts about who he is, what they were, and where he went, driving her journey towards The Top of the World.

Oakland is impossible to visit, but we get a glimpse of it in Cecilia's notebook sketches - an accumulated mashup of her memories and psychological leading indicators, spread across an intricate landscape of sea, mountains, city, university, and forests. Oakland's heaven sits waiting for anyone to find, at the Top of the World - a place where your past, future, and present selves all sit side-by-side on a park bench under an oak tree. Cecilia struggles to return to this place she once found with Christopher, this time without him.

The Dialectic is a tapestry love story, weaving together common human themes like core beliefs, self-fulfilling prophecy, and death. The story was written using a morning writing ritual called "morning glory" where Millaze and Oakland were created as a complete division from songwriter Emily Plazek's personal life. The Dialectic exists in both prose and musical form.

Created by accident and informed by her studies in western philosophy and neuroscience, Millaze's name is derived from the middles of Emily Plazek's name, representing the many lives we change between, and identities we hide in plain sight during our experiences on earth.

Step into the story here at Millaze.com, and listen to the beginning of the musical version of the story wherever you listen to music (Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube, etc).

The full Dialectic Series of albums begins Summer 2019.

Welcome to Oakland.

Welcome to Oakland, the world in Millaze's mind.
Welcome to Oakland, the world in Millaze's mind.
MIC is my baby.
Map of Oakland, Millaze's world

Millaze is the head experimenter for The Mountain, our guinea pig. If you're new to her world Oakland, here's the the music video that gives you the tour, and here's the recap of your 2019 invitation:

The doors have been opened into Oakland, the homeplace of Millaze's story "The Dialectic". Finally sharing over two decades of songwriting in solitude, Millaze blends piano improv with an eclectic soundscape called “dreamhop”, creating bass-packed alt-pop anthems and epic piano ballads that invite you into her world of Oakland.

Millaze is a narrator for a young girl's dissociation. The Dialectic is the story that follows Cecilia in her journey to understand who Christopher is, through a searing descent into insanity from his unexplained silence. The illusions created in her mind while cradling the heartbreak morph all her doubts about who he is, what they were, and where he went, driving her journey towards The Top of the World.

Oakland is impossible to visit, but we get a glimpse of it in Cecilia's notebook sketches - an accumulated mashup of her memories and psychological leading indicators, spread across an intricate landscape of sea, mountains, city, university, and forests. Oakland's heaven sits waiting for anyone to find, at the Top of the World - a place where your past, future, and present selves all sit side-by-side on a park bench under an oak tree. Cecilia struggles to return to this place she once found with Christopher, this time without him.

The Dialectic is a tapestry love story, weaving together common human themes like core beliefs, self-fulfilling prophecy, and death. The story was written using a morning writing ritual called "morning glory" where Millaze and Oakland were created as a complete division from songwriter Emily Plazek's personal life. The Dialectic exists in both prose and musical form.

Created by accident and informed by her studies in western philosophy and neuroscience, Millaze's name is derived from the middles of Emily Plazek's name, representing the many lives we change between, and identities we hide in plain sight during our experiences on earth.

Step into the story here at Millaze.com, and listen to the beginning of the musical version of the story wherever you listen to music (Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube, etc).

The full Dialectic Series of albums begins Summer 2019.

Welcome to Oakland.

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