Warp Records ‎– WAP 5CD
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1 LFO 5:19
2 Track 4 5:13
3 Probe 4:31
4 Mentok 1 4:17

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  • Barcode: 5 016026 628055
  • Matrix / Runout: WAP5CD 10124711 03 % MADE IN U.K. BY PDO

Other Versions (5 of 26) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WAP 5 LFO LFO(12", Pur) Warp Records, Outer Rhythm WAP 5 UK 1990 Sell This Version
WAP 5 LFO LFO(12", Promo) Warp Records WAP 5 UK 1990 Sell This Version
WAP 5 LFO LFO(Acetate, 12") Warp Records WAP 5 UK 1990 Sell This Version
LFO 001 LFO LFO(12", Unofficial) Not On Label (LFO) LFO 001 Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
WAP 5 LFO LFO(12", Bla) Warp Records, Outer Rhythm WAP 5 UK 1990 Sell This Version



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March 25, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
I'll never forget the impact of those blowing, overwhelming strongly distorted basslines of LFO's homonym classic, back in 1990. How many sub-woofers have been crushed by the cataclysm of its sound waves since this new groundbreaking spot?
It was so powerful, so different from anything anyone has ever heard before.
The tune’s unique combination of that fat basslines, obscure atmospheres and bleep synths constituted a kind of a blueprint for the future Techno generation.
More than acclaimed by the specialists, the LFO track would remain the peak of the Low Frequency Oscillator's journey through the avant-garde - and believe me, Mark Bell & Gez Varley knew how to do it.
On the other hand, it's funny how the labels change with the curse of time... for people like Colin Dale of Kiss FM and DJ Mauricio (A.K.A. Mau Mau) would call the classic in question 'Techno-House' at that time, no matter how strange it may seem to the contemporary electronic heads.
Sheffield was the homeland for the new-based Bleep Techno realm of WARP, the label responsible for LFO’s release. The authors project of that ‘Low Frequency Oscillating track’ was from Leeds though, same city of Nightmares On Wax and Unique 3.
The trend-setter Bleep anthem had a more complex structure than any other one of that kind, and the consequences of it on the electronic scene since the nineties would be huge. That's why there is no better expression to define it than art, no matter how you label it. LFO was more than justly included on WARP 10+2 Classics compilation, a standard to understand the World of Weird And Radical Projects.