Mark Bell R.I.P.


Mark Bell von LFO ist gestorben. Der Mann hatte zusammen mit Gez Varley dem damals noch jungen Warp-Label den ersten Top20-Hit mit LFO beschert, der gleichzeitig einer der ersten Acid House-Tracks im Mainstream wurde. Später hatte er dann Depeche Mode remixt und Björk produziert und LFOs Freaks lege ich heute noch auf. Mach's gut, Mark, und danke für die Beats.

Alongside Gez Varley, Bell formed LFO in the late 1980s. After Varley left the group in 1996, Bell continued to produce solo under that name. He was a close collaborator with Björk, producing her 1997 album Homogenic and six other LPs, including 2011's Biophilia. He also produced Depeche Mode's 2001 album, Exciter. As LFO, Bell was responsible for some of the most pioneering and visceral electronic music in the Warp Records catalogue, including the 1990 crossover hit "LFO," 1991's "What Is House (LFO Remix)" and 2003's "Freak."

The news has been confirmed by Warp Records. A statement on the label's website reads: "It's with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of Mark Bell of LFO who died last week from complications after an operation."

RIP Mark Bell – The LFO producer and Björk collaborator has died.