Mark Bell (British musician)

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Mark Bell
Died 12 October 2014
Occupation(s) DJ, producer
Instruments Synthesizer, turntables
Years active 1988–2014
Labels Warp Records
Associated acts LFO, Björk, Depeche Mode

Mark Bell (c.1971 - 12 October 2014) was a British musician and producer of electronic house music who, as well as being a member of the pioneering electronic music group LFO[1] on Warp Records, collaborated with a wide range of artists such as Björk and Depeche Mode, for whom he took on the production duties for the entire Exciter album.

Biography[edit]

Bell hailed from Lofthouse, West Yorkshire, between Leeds and Wakefield, and went to Rodillian High School. He had the important role of producing Björk's 1997 album Homogenic, a collaboration that continued until his death. He was involved in her tours in 1998 and the 2007–2008 tour for her album Volta. Bell can be seen on several of Björk's live music DVDs released for her DVD box set running a complicated rack of equipment that produces the sequencing required for Björk to perform her music live. He also appears, suspended in mid-air, in the video for her single Declare Independence. He has contributed numerous remixes to her singles and compilations as well as remixing the likes of Depeche Mode, Erasure and Dave Clarke.[citation needed]

Bell died in October 2014, aged 43, from complications following medical surgery. His death was reported on 13 October 2014.[2][3]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

with LFO

as Speed Jack

  • 1996 "Surge"

Singles[edit]

with LFO

Year Single Peak chart positions
UK
1990 "LFO"
12
1991 "We Are Back"
47
1992 "What is House?"
62
1994 "Tied Up"
99
2003 "Freak"
79

as Speed Jack

  • 1994 "Storm"
  • 1994 "C.T.C."
  • 1996 "Blue Bossa"

as Clark

  • 1995 "Lofthouse"

as Fawn

  • 1995 "Klip EP"

as Counterpoint

  • 1996 "Jigsaw"

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hawkins, Stan; Scott, Derek B. (2012). Critical Musicological Reflections: Essays in Honour of Derek B. Scott. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. pp. 99–. ISBN 9781409425618. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Mark Bell of LFO has passed away". Mixmag. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Jackson, Glen. "RIP Mark Bell". XLR8R. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 

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