Real Name:
Low Frequency Oscillation
LFO was formed in 1988 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom and was active until 2014.

Gez & Mark originally met whilst part of rival breakdancing crews in the Merrion shopping centre in Leeds in 1984. They then met again whilst at college studying photography and graphic design in 1988 and formed LFO.

Members: Mark Bell (1988-2014), Gez Varley (1988-96) & Martin Williams (1988-90)

LFO (Low Frequency Oscillation), named after the Low Frequency Oscillator component of synthesizers, were pioneers of the "Bleep Techno" sound in the UK at the end of the Eighties and are best known for the early self-titled techno anthem "LFO".

Their last release as a duo was the album "Advance" in 1996. In 2003 Mark Bell resumed use of the name as a solo pseudonym.

Mark Bell died in October 2014 from complications after an operation.


ZZ-03GP0000987 LFO - Sheath album art LFO Sheath(CD, Album, Unofficial) J SHP ZZ-03GP0000987 Russia 2003 Sell This Version

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LFO - LFO album art LFO LFO Not On Label (LFO) Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
F*LY-001 LFO - Low Frequency Bootilator album art LFO Low Frequency Bootilator(12", Unofficial) Not On Label (Fly Breaks Series) F*LY-001 UK 2003 Sell This Version
Geek 1 LFO - Freak (Breakz Remix) album art LFO Freak (Breakz Remix)(12", S/Sided, Unofficial, W/Lbl) Not On Label (LFO) Geek 1 2004 Sell This Version
LFO - Nurture (U&K Mix) album art LFO Nurture (U&K Mix) Not On Label (LFO) UK 2006 Sell This Version
BCN 003 LFO - Forgotten Loop album art LFO Vs. F.U.S.E. LFO Vs. F.U.S.E. - Forgotten Loop(12", S/Sided, Unofficial) From Barcelona With Love BCN 003 Spain 2009 Sell This Version


none LFO - Essence - Hypostasis album art DJ Trevor Fung* / LFO / DJ Jules (2) DJ Trevor Fung* / LFO / DJ Jules (2) - Essence - Hypostasis(Cass, Mixed, Unofficial) Not On Label none UK 1991 Sell This Version

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January 9, 2016
edited over 3 years ago
I sit in the living room watching TV and zapping and looking at mtv party zone and hear the LFO track ... then i rushed myself to the bilboard to purchase the plate :) the atmosphere of the song was mysterious at the end of the cold war !


May 5, 2015
The sleeve is mostly an homage to the English TV serial "UFO" from Gerry Anderson of Thunderbirds fame (among his many other great productions), where the SHADO had a logo that inspired the doodle from LFO guy. Hence the LFO-UFO visual pun.


October 27, 2014
We will never ever forget the legacy you left behind, Mark. Thanks for all the hours of inspiration. You will be missed.


October 17, 2014
Thanks Mark Bell, wherever you are. We are blessed, since we were able to be enlightened by your music during this era. Your works are timeless. Love.


April 18, 2014
edited over 3 years ago
LFO's humanoid figure as seen on 'We Are Back' and 'Frequencies' bears a resemblance to the Falkville 'alien' sighted in 1973. Intentional?

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