Not really much a music group as the music task of Yokohama-based musician Takeuchi Rie, Luminous Orange have already been through a lot more than 30 users and support users since getting formed in 1992, including Nakau Kentarou and Inazawa Ahito from indie punk music group Number Lady and Ian Experts from the Pale Saints. The impact of 1980s American alternate rock bands such as for example Sonic Youth as well as the Pixies, and especially British shoegazer rings such as for example My Bloody Valentine, is really a continuous throughout Luminous Orange’s profession, although early produces tended toward a far more melodic, much less distorted acoustic guitar sound similar to Teenage Fanclub or early Primal Scream, an audio clearly evident on the first full recording, 1996’s Vivid Brief Trip. Released in 1997, Looking forward to the Summer noticed Luminous Orange edging toward a far more effects-based guitar audio in addition to even more eclectic songwriting, affected by Tokyo’s “Shibuya-kei” audio, which found the fore even more strongly in the next year’s Puppy Doggie Email EP, released on Ian Experts’ Friendly Technology label. Issued in 1998, Sugarcoated, the group’s 1st true shoegazer recording, produced its sonic motives clear having a cover edition of Ride’s “Chelsea Lady,” and presented a larger reliance on distortion and a far more layered audio. Luminousorangesuperplastic pushed additional in this path in 1999, and following a short flirtation with Cornelius’ Trattoria label, the music group created the well-received Drop You Vivid Colors, offering the richest, most multi-layered musical textures and melodies however, in addition to a few of the most sonically abrasive noises. In 2004 Cream Cone Information released a seriously augmented re-release of Luminous Orange’s debut beneath the name Vivid Brief Trip (7 Halts Farther), but after that, the music group released no brand-new output before 2007 mini-album Sakura Swirl on U.S. label Music Related, although ever-shifting lineups from the music group continuing to tour intermittently throughout this era, playing the CMJ Music Marathon in 2004 and South by Southwest in 2006 and 2007.