Warp Records Confirms the Death of LFO Music Producer Mark Bell [WATCH VIDEO]
Warp Records confirmed the death of the electronic music pioneer Mark Bell. Bell was a British musician and producer of electronic house music. He was also a member of the avant-garde electronic music group named LFO on Warp Records. Read on for further details.
Warp Records confirmed the news in a statement on their website.
“It’s with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of Mark Bell of LFO who died last week from complications after an operation. Mark’s family & friends request privacy at this difficult time,” said Warp Records in a statement on Oct. 13, 2014.
Bell was from Lofthouse, West Yorkshire, between Leeds and Wakefield, and he attended Rodillian High School. Initially, the group was formed by of Mark Bell with his Leeds university friend Gez Varley, until he left in 1996. Since then, Bell alone managed the group, which collaborated with a wide array of artists such as Björk and Depeche Mode. Bell co-produced Björk’s fourth studio album, “Homogenic.”
Bell and Bjork's collaboration became stronger, and after a decade, he also produced her album "Volta" and its worldwide tour. He produced Depeche Mode’s 2001 album "Exciter” and remixed a number of the artist’s tracks. LFO was skilled in the bass-heavy techno, IDM and acid house music of the late 1980s to mid-1990s.
When the news of Bell’s death broke, Björk posted a link to the LFO track, "Love Is the Message," on Twitter.
May Mark Bell’s soul rest in peace. Our thoughts go out to Bell’s family and friends during this difficult time.
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