Warp Records reports that UK producer Mark Bell has died:
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.
Mark’s family & friends request privacy at this difficult time.
Bell, with Gez Varley, released several techno/acid house albums as LFO, in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Bell also worked extensively with Björk, from her Homogenic album on.
20 thoughts on “Mark Bell Of LFO Has Died”
— RIP Total Legend Mark Bell —
Sad news. Respect is due.
Completely gutted by this. RIP Mark Bell. 🙁
What a shock to hear that news.Condolences and respect to his family and Friends.
Lfo and his work on Homogenic, both second to none.
Hearing LFO /PEEL sessions included , took electronic music to a new height and Dimension.
What sad news.
Brandon .northern England.
Gone but never forgotten. Rip Mark.
A true innovator and a great loss to the music world R.I.P
Man..so sad to hear this. What an inspirational guy. I remember hearing some unreleased stuff (to my knowledge) Mark Bell made that played before a Depeche Mode show-it was some of the coolest stuff ever and has always stayed with me. Rest In Peace to Mr. Bell
The lfo tunes were incredible and groundbreaking in those early rave days
Respect and rip
Huge influence on me and countless other musicians. Defined contemporary electronic music, nothing was the same after their work. Might sound exaggerated but just listen to any of their tracks today. They sound timeless.
Terribly sad. Frequencies changed everything for me. It was my entry into electronic music, and what an entry. Still a classic, and added so much more over the years. RIP Mark.
Oh no… :(((( Rest in Peace! Only 43… far too young!!
LFO @ Sankeys Soap in Manchester (sometime in the early 90’s) was a defining moment for me. Thank you! My world was never the same again!
My favourite LFO track, used to transport me to another place, that bass, beautiful and hypnotic track, sad to hear about mark bell’s passing, but he did some great inspirational music while he was here.
F*CK! Another great is gone..
He was a true innovator — not one who was merely different, but one who showed new ways to undiscovered good and great things. What a loss! But we were indeed lucky to hear his work. May God have mercy on his soul.
true pioneers never die – they just cross-fade away…
I can quite vividly remember hearing LFO’s ‘LFO’ track on the John Peel show when I was around 15/16 years old and jumping for the record button. That Bass! Astounding. Loved the bleeps, the sweeping pads and the electronic / computer voice. ELL…. EFF….. OHH! Dummmm dara dummmm! RIP Mark.
So shocking. So sad.
You will be missed greatly, Mark.
I do not leave comments but had to for this because this mans work has profoundly affected me. His sound and creativity was one of a kind. His influence and sound will always inspire me to be better and try new things. Thank you Mark, rest in peace.