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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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LFO - Love Bomb album art Botany 5 Botany 5 - Love Bomb Virgin UK 1990 Sell This Version
LFO - Spirit album art The Bridewell Taxis* Spirit (LFO Mix) The Bridewell Taxis* - Spirit Stolen Records UK 1990 Sell This Version
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 UK 1990 Sell This Version
LFO - Dance Energy album art Various Aftermath (LFO Re-mix) Various - Dance Energy (Comp) Virgin UK 1990 Sell This Version
LFO - Aftermath #2 album art Nightmares On Wax Aftermath (LFO Remix) Nightmares On Wax - Aftermath #2 (Single) Warp Records, Outer Rhythm UK 1990 Sell This Version
LFO - The FON Mixes album art The Art Of Noise Crusoe (The LFO Mix) The Art Of Noise - The FON Mixes (Album, Comp) China Records Canada 1991 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
LFO - So And Slow It Grows album art Wir Take It (LFO Remix) Wir - So And Slow It Grows (Single) Mute UK 1991 Sell This Version
LFO - We Are Back (Remix) album art LFO LFO - We Are Back (Remix) (Single, Maxi) Warp Records UK 1991 Sell This Version
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 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
LFO - Faith Healer album art Recoil Faith Healer (Disbeliever Mix) Recoil - Faith Healer (Single, Maxi) Mute UK 1991 Sell This Version
LFO - What Is House EP album art LFO What Is House (LFO Remix) LFO - What Is House EP (EP) Warp Records UK 1991 Sell This Version
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 Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
LFO - Alter Ego album art Soft Ballet Brilliant Fault And Sky Was Blue and 1 more… Soft Ballet - Alter Ego (Album) Edge Records (9) Japan 1992 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
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
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
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 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
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] France 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
LFO - Planet Telex album art Radiohead Planet Telex (L.F.O. JD Mix) (as L.F.O.) Radiohead - Planet Telex (Single) Parlophone, Parlophone UK 1995 Sell This Version
MNWCDS 191 LFO - Eclipsed album art H-A-L-O Lewis Eclipsed (Growth Mix) and 2 more… H-A-L-O Lewis - Eclipsed(CD, Maxi) MNW Zone MNWCDS 191 Sweden 1995 Sell This Version
577 591-2, 577591-2 LFO - Deep In Velvet (Remixes) album art Phillip Boa And The Voodooclub* Deep In Velvet (Speed Up Edit) Phillip Boa And The Voodooclub* - Deep In Velvet (Remixes)(CD, Maxi) Motor Music, Motor Music 577 591-2, 577591-2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version

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filipvdd

filipvdd

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 !
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 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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