Ladyguard Alarm are an electronic duo consisting of Paul Cole and Steven Noble.
They officially met in a musical capacity via a weekly music practice evening at Oxclose Comprehensive School, Washington, UK, although they actually lived on the same street were dimly aware of each other through mutual friends/relatives.
Cole was pretending to play keyboards in a covers band known as 'Be-Bop Stork'. Noble was writing and playing bass in Lubricant Celebrities.
When Lubricant Celebrities disbanded, the pair briefly worked together on a project which became the short lived, 'Chocolate Starfish'.
During this time, Cole was experimenting on a very limiting Yamaha PSR-SQ16 keyboard that couldn't make any of the sounds he wanted.
Eventually, the pair got together at some point and went through loads of floppy disks, filled with various sequences, sounds, melodies and half completed tracks and ideas that Cole had saved.
With Noble providing new motivation and fresh input on structure, a few extras (including a godzilla video) and top quality bass playing and production the pair set about recording Superstring Theory From Planet X. All tracks were recorded between 4.9.95 and 6.9.95, under the aliases of Astronauts Glenn and Fuji of World Space Authority.
The original recording was based around the classic Godzilla film, Monster Zero (aka, Invasion of the Astromonsters), from which a ridiculous amount of audio dialogue and soundtrack was sampled (via a mic pointed at the television). It also featured samples from Twin Peaks, Hard Boiled and Cindy Crawfords Workout. This has been omitted for this official release.
Superstring Theory From Planet X is their only release to date and copies of the original batch of c90's are ultra-rare (like 10 cassettes or something).
Original cover artwork was provided by Lee Murphy, with additional album artwork by Noble.
'You mean, this thing'll make noise?'
'Uh, yeah! It'll shake you're teeth loose!'
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