Man or Astro-man? formed in 1992, playing their self-styled 'space-age surf rock'. The four-piece band originally consisted of Birdstuff (drums), Star Crunch (guitar), Dr. Delecto & his Invisible Vaportron (bass), and Electronic Monkey Wizard (on 'alternate-universe bass'). They worked with iconic producer Steve Albini on much of their 90s output, which included albums such as 1994's 'Destroy All Astromen!!', 1995's 'Project Infinity' and 1999's 'EEVIAC: Operational Index & Reference Guide'. Dr. Delecto and Star Crunch then left the band, but the remaining members continued to release music; 'A Spectrum of Infinite Scale' came out in 2000, and a compilation of b-sides and outtakes, entitled 'Beyond the Black Hole' followed.