LFO ‎– LFO

Label:
Warp Records ‎– WAP 5, Outer Rhythm ‎– WAP 5
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Purple Sleeve
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Tracklist

A LFO (The Leeds Warehouse Mix) 5:16
AA1 Track 4 5:07
AA2 Probe (The Cuba Edit) 4:25

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Credits

Notes

WARP in association with Outer Rhythm.
Outer Rhythm is a division of Rhythm King.

℗ 1990 W.A.R.P. Records/Outer Rhythm
© 1990 W.A.R.P. Records/Outer Rhythm

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Originally released here in a purple, stickered, die-cut, WARP company sleeve, it was then subsequently issued in a black picture sleeve.

Track durations are not present on the release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 016026 228057
  • Matrix / Runout (Run Out Etchings Side A): MPO WAP 5 A¹ TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Run Out Etchings Side AA): MPO WAP 5 B¹ TOWNHOUSE

Other Versions (5 of 21) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
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
WAP 5 LFO LFO(12", Bla) Warp Records, Outer Rhythm 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 5CD LFO LFO(CD, Single) Warp Records WAP 5CD UK 1990 Sell This Version

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tangee

tangee

August 7, 2016

My Ring Tone..Along With Some Other Corkers..Too Many Good Tracks From This Era And Onwards..We Were Spoiled!!!
drumsoldier

drumsoldier

April 23, 2016

Why oh why did i sell this and all the other first 9 releases on this sublime label. LFO was the track that used to make my chest cavity feel like it was going to explode. These early warehouse sub bass monsters are blindingly ingenious tracks. still relevant, raw and powerful stuff.
laughing-gor

laughing-gor

April 1, 2016
edited 4 months ago

Back in the late 80s/early '90s, I lived near Leeds and was therefore fortunate to have attended quite a few Leeds Warehouse events.

One night in summer 1990 stands out in particular - it must have been the week this was released, as I'd just picked up a copy in Crash! Records earlier that week (I used to buy records there weekly at the time) and I'd only been dating the woman I later married for a few weeks at that point.

As soon as the opening notes of this tune appeared, I was straight up onto the podium (to the left of the main entrance) and was going absolutely crazy. As was what appeared to be the entire venue!

They also played "Testone" that night, to a similar response. That's not to say that any of the other tunes received a subdued reaction from the crowd, but the response to those two local(ish)-produced tunes was something which has stayed in my memory to this day.

The only person, strangely enough, to be a little subdued in her reaction was probably my then girlfriend :) She wasn't exactly a raver, and never really became one either :)

Either way, it didn't really matter - those were great tunes and great times for me, and they were only really surpassed a few years later, in the Goa Trance/Hard Trance/Acid Techno scenes of London between 1994-2000.

I seem to have read quite a lot of anti-1990s press recently, but don't believe what the media tells you nowadays - always quoting lame, overrated 1990s references like Oasis/Spice Girls/the "Friends" TV series, etc. - the 1990s were an AMAZING time to be alive if you liked proper dance music.

All three tracks are excellent, but "Probe" is a particular favourite of mine, and was also big on the pirate stations around Leeds/Bradford at the time as well :)
Rich.C

Rich.C

September 24, 2015

I recently purchased this record from a charity shop in shrewsbury for £1 along with major problems - mental overdose, smooth and simmonds - pucker tunes vol 1 ep, manix - feel real good, cleptomaniacs - positive feedback and a shed load of other old skool tunes. Theyd obviously had a house clearance come in or an old house/techno junkie had offloaded their record collection, just goes to show you that there is more than phil collins - in the air tonight in those small little charity shops! I donate alot of my old stock to charity shops so id recommend spending time looking in those racks you never know what you will find. What can i say about this? its a slice of techno history and a sad reminder that music just isn't made like this anymore, all those warehouse rave days come flooding back...the L.F.O vocal reminds me alot like the vocals in paul rutherford - get real?? Just for nostalgia sake the old "our price" £1.99 sticker is on the purple sleeve...god i miss the days of record shops. Is it worth £10..you bet, come on guys a tenner for a one of the best techno tracks of all time is a bargain [not quite the £1 i got it for!!] is it doing a disservice to the producers selling it for this much? im afraid that's capitalism, something is only worth what someone will pay for it, but i bet Mark Bell is up there looking down loving the fact people are still buying/discussing his work all these years on. Low Frequency Oscillation you were light years ahead of your time, respect x
vinyldude

vinyldude

July 2, 2015
This was the big breakthrough track of its kind (along with Tricky Disco) at the time, that crossed over into the mainstream and became a hit record.
MARKVISIONARY

MARKVISIONARY

March 11, 2015

Pick up my copy for £6.00 in second hand shop recently so there's still hope to get it cheap
dmp

dmp

December 31, 2014

Just wait until the "hype" is over and then the supply will rise and prices will fall again. It was the same with Frankie Knuckles records earlier this year. Moreover chances are Warp will reissue this classic soon.
Patience is your friend ;-)
ACIDHOUSE88

ACIDHOUSE88

December 30, 2014
Sad to to see this great WARP classic rocket up in price since the passing of Mark Bell....If you were true lovers of music you'd not do this
AbayomiMusic

AbayomiMusic

December 15, 2014
Median: €17.65!!!