Tim Chaplin started to make music in the late nineties, working on solo singer/songwriter music under his own name and adopting the Luminous moniker for his electronic/experimental output soon afterwards. The official debut solo release was the 7" single 'Here Comes Down', on the well respected French label Plastic Pancake in 2000. Until 2003, Tim released music on various cassette and CD-R labels, including Bliss and Best Kept Secret. Recent releases include two brand new Luminous albums. 'Eve Was Weak' and 'Again Again' are available from Tara Records via iTunes and most major digital distributors. Swedish net label 23 seconds released 'The Watercolour Lane EP' in late 2007 and 'The '80's Girls EP' in Spring 2008. Early 2008 saw the release of the first Luminous album to make it onto CD.