Howard started his career releasing short cassettes, with 2008's Forest followed by Many Faces Out of Focus in 2011. The latter was an expressive ambient release that caught the ear of Flying Lotus at Brainfeeder Records, who signed Lapalux to his label and issued two EPs in 2012, Some Other Time and When You're Gone. The full-length Nostalchic followed in 2013, with a few non-album tracks appearing afterwards. Second proper album Lustmore, for which he collaborated with vocalists Andreya Triana and Szjerdene, was released in 2015.
Moving away from much of the R&B and hip-hop influences of his previous work, his third album, 2017's Ruinism, was a more deconstructive effort born out of a score Howard wrote for a performance art piece. Two EPs (The End of Industry and ABOVE_BETWEEN_BELOW) appeared in between Ruinism and Lapalux's fourth full-length, Amnioverse (2019). Partially constructed using his modular synth setup, the album was themed around the fluid cycle of life, death, and rebirth. The six-track EP Esrevoinma arrived the following year and featured three brand-new songs as well as three reworked Amnioverse tracks. ~ Jason Lymangrover & Paul Simpson, Rovi