Real Name:
Low Frequency Oscillation
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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.
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VTDLP 3 LFO - Dance Energy album art Various Aftermath (LFO Re-mix) Various - Dance Energy (Comp) Virgin VTDLP 3 UK 1990 Sell This Version
VSTX 1250 LFO - Love Bomb album art Botany 5 Botany 5 - Love Bomb Virgin VSTX 1250 UK 1990 Sell This Version
WAP 6R LFO - Aftermath #2 album art Nightmares On Wax Aftermath (LFO Remix) Nightmares On Wax - Aftermath #2 (Single) Warp Records, Outer Rhythm WAP 6R UK 1990 Sell This Version
MIXMAG CD1 LFO - Technics Present The 1990 MixMag/Kiss FM Mastermixes album art Various Aftermath (LFO Remix) Various - Technics Present The 1990 MixMag/Kiss FM Mastermixes (Comp) Mixmag MIXMAG CD1 UK 1990 Sell This Version
BLAG 5T LFO - Spirit album art The Bridewell Taxis* Spirit (LFO Mix) The Bridewell Taxis* - Spirit Stolen Records BLAG 5T UK 1990 Sell This Version
593026, 593 026 LFO - LFO (Remix) album art LFO LFO - LFO (Remix)(CD, Maxi) Fnac Music Dance Division, Fnac Music Dance Division 593026, 593 026 France 1991 Sell This Version
12mute107 LFO - So And Slow It Grows album art Wir Take It (LFO Remix) Wir - So And Slow It Grows (Single) Mute 12mute107 UK 1991 Sell This Version
WOLCD 1023 LFO - The FON Mixes album art Art Of Noise* Crusoe (The LFO Mix) Art Of Noise* - The FON Mixes (Album, Comp) China Records WOLCD 1023 UK 1991 Sell This Version
WAP 14CD LFO - We Are Back (Remix) album art LFO LFO - We Are Back (Remix) (Single, Maxi) Warp Records WAP 14CD UK 1991 Sell This Version
ALLR-1001 LFO - Tighten Up album art Yellow Magic Orchestra La Femme Chinoise (The LFO Remix - 5th Version) Yellow Magic Orchestra - Tighten Up(12") Alfa Records, Inc ALLR-1001 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
ALCA-423 LFO - Alter Ego album art Soft Ballet Brillant Fault And Sky Was Blue (Ambient Version) and 1 more… Soft Ballet - Alter Ego (Album) Edge Records (9) ALCA-423 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
TBCD 3785 LFO - Don't Stop... Planet Rock / The Remix EP album art Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force* Planet Rock (House Mix II) Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force* - Don't Stop... Planet Rock / The Remix EP (EP, Maxi) Tommy Boy TBCD 3785 Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
none LFO - Faith Healer album art Recoil Faith Healer (Disbeliever Mix) Recoil - Faith Healer (Single, Maxi) Mute none UK 1991 Sell This Version
none LFO - Hi-Tech / No Crime album art Yellow Magic Orchestra La Femme Chinoise (The LFO Remix) Yellow Magic Orchestra - Hi-Tech / No Crime (Comp) Spin (7), Alfa none UK 1992 Sell This Version
WAP 17 LFO - What Is House EP album art LFO What Is House (LFO Remix) LFO - What Is House EP (EP) Warp Records WAP 17 UK 1991 Sell This Version
TBC 1060 PRO LFO - So ... Boom! album art Various Planet Rock (LFO House Mix II) Various - So ... Boom!(Cass, Comp, Promo, SR,) Tommy Boy TBC 1060 PRO US 1992 Sell This Version
DM.01.01 LFO - Philip's Modern Girl album art Depeche Mode Faith Healer (Ilfo's Healed Mix Radio Promo) Depeche Mode - Philip's Modern Girl(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Join-Me-Rarity DM.01.01 1993 Sell This Version
COCDL-9401 LFO - Murdered By The Music Remix album art Yukihiro Takahashi Mirrormanik (L.F.O. Mix) (as L.F.O.) Yukihiro Takahashi - Murdered By The Music Remix (Album) Consipio Records COCDL-9401 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
none LFO - Shot In The Dark album art Laurent Garnier Astral Dreams (LFO's Lucid Mix) Laurent Garnier - Shot In The Dark(Cass, Album, Promo, Rou) F Communications none France 1994 Sell This Version
F 012 R, 137.0012.38 LFO - Astral Dreams album art Laurent Garnier Astral Dreams (LFO’s Reality Mix) Laurent Garnier - Astral Dreams (Maxi) F Communications, Play It Again Sam [PIAS] F 012 R, 137.0012.38 France 1994 Sell This Version
314-524 053-1 LFO - Axiom Ambient - Lost In The Translation album art Bill Laswell Holy Mountain (LFO What Do You Think Mix) Bill Laswell - Axiom Ambient - Lost In The Translation(2x12") Axiom 314-524 053-1 US 1994 Sell This Version
ADDCD013 LFO - [Galaxie One] album art Various Astral Dreams (LFO's Deep Sleep Mix) Various - [Galaxie One](CD, Comp) Addiction Records ADDCD013 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
524 053-1DJ LFO - Axiom Ambient - Lost In The Translation album art Material Holy Mountain (What Do You Think Mix) (as L.F.O) Material - Axiom Ambient - Lost In The Translation(12", Promo) Axiom 524 053-1DJ US 1994 Sell This Version
12RDJ 6405 LFO - Planet Telex album art Radiohead Planet Telex (L.F.O. JD Mix) (as L.F.O.) Radiohead - Planet Telex Parlophone 12RDJ 6405 UK 1995 Sell This Version
10 WAP 62 LFO - Duke Of Earlsfield • Bubble And Slide album art The Sabres Of Paradise Versus LFO & Nightmares On Wax Duke Of Earlsfield (L.F.O. Mix) The Sabres Of Paradise Versus LFO & Nightmares On Wax - Duke Of Earlsfield • Bubble And Slide Warp Records, Warp Records 10 WAP 62 UK 1995 Sell This Version

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filipvdd

filipvdd

January 9, 2016
edited over 5 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 !
BomberOne

BomberOne

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.
jorma666

jorma666

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.
bicho

bicho

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.
scherben

scherben

April 18, 2014
edited over 5 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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