Published Oct 13, 2014Mark Bell, an electronic music innovator and member of the seminal Warp Records act LFO, has passed away.
The label confirmed the news with the following brief statement:
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.
Bell was best known for forming LFO with Gez Varley in the late '80s. The group pioneered a seamless blend of techno, IDM and acid house, and helped put Warp on the map. When Varley left the band in 1996, Bell continued to use the name for his solo output.
In addition to his work with LFO, Bell produced numerous Björk albums and Depeche Mode's Exciter album. Bell also appeared on Deltron 3030's self-titled debut and released material under aliases like Clark, Counterpoint, Fawn and Speed Jack.