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Tim Chaplin



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After working with local bands and musicians, Tim decided to go it alone 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.

1998 saw the release of the self financed ‘CD EP’ - a solo four-song promo CD-R for the radio and press. The debut Luminous release in 1999, was the inclusion of ‘It’s Bass, Jim, But Not As We Know It’, on the highly acclaimed ‘…Eclipse Of The Moon And Falling Star’ compilation album on Fi Sci Records.

The official debut solo release was the 7” single ‘Here Comes Down’, on the well respected French label Plastic Pancake in 2000. Various releases by both projects followed, on labels such as Shifty Disco, Paranoise, Clinical Archives, Golden Pathway, 23 seconds, 267 lattajjaa, Hikikomori Records and Tim’s own label Tara Records.

The most recent project is Factory Kids, Tim’s partnership with Christina Marie. Initially having introduced themselves with two compilation appearances, they began releasing a series of albums and EPs from 2009 onwards…

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