Luminous Orange is the solo project of its composer, singer & guitarist, Rie Takeuchi. The group is often been categorized as Alternative, Dreampop, and Shoegaze. From the fact that they had released some of their material from Cornelius' label "Trattoria", they are often considered as one of the Shibuya-kei artists.
The group has inspired fellow and follower musicians such as Number Girl, Condor44. Cornelius and Ian Masters (ex. Pale Saints) were drawn to the band's sound and released Luminous Orange's material under their Trattoria and Friendly Science labels, respectively.
The band is also active in playing abroad. Although they couldn't meet the request to play at Collette Millenium Party in Paris 2001 and CMJ Music Marathon 2001 (due to 911), they played at CMJ 2004 and SXSW 2006 & 2007 with good response. In Taiwan, they participated in the Formoz Festival 2007, at which Yo La Tengo and Buffalo Daughter, also played.
Rie has also sang on a couple of tracks of Ian Masters' Friendly Science Orchestra single, Miniature Album. The single was selected as 'Single of The Week' by NME. Ian also sang with Luminous Orange as a guest vocalist on two occasions.