Frequencies (album)

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Frequencies
Lfo frequencies.jpg
Studio album by LFO
Released 22 July 1991 (1991-07-22)[1]
Recorded 1990–1991
Genre Techno, acid house, IDM
Length 54:42
Label Warp
Producer LFO, Martin Williams
LFO chronology
Frequencies
(1991)
Advance
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 5/5 stars[2]
Clash 8/10[3]
State favorable[4]

Frequencies is the debut studio album by British techno duo LFO, released on 22 July 1991 by Warp.

Release[edit]

Originally released by Warp in the United Kingdom, Frequencies was released by Tommy Boy Records in the United States. The US edition of the album alters the track listing slightly, inserting "Track 14", which concludes the UK edition, in between "We Are Back" and "Tan Ta Ra"; the rest of the tracks then proceed in the same order as the UK edition.

"LFO", "We Are Back", and "What Is House? (LFO Remix)" (an expanded version of "Intro") were released as singles.

In 2009, the Warp20 (Recreated) compilation featured covers of "LFO" and "What Is House? (LFO Remix)" by Luke Vibert and Autechre, respectively.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

In 2006, Frequencies was named by The Observer as one of the "50 albums that changed music".[6]

In 2012, Fact placed it at number 47 on its list of the "100 Best Albums of the 1990s".[7] In a 2013 article for Fact, Simon Reynolds named it as "one of electronic dance music’s All Time Top 5 Albums".[8]

In 2015, NME placed it at number 47 on its list of the "100 Lost Albums You Need to Know".[9]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Mark Bell and Gez Varley, except "LFO" by Mark Bell, Gez Varley, and Martin Williams.

No. Title Length
1. "Intro" 2:24
2. "LFO" 3:26
3. "Simon from Sydney" 5:05
4. "Nurture" 4:40
5. "Freeze" 3:56
6. "We Are Back" 4:45
7. "Tan Ta Ra" 4:29
8. "You Have to Understand" 4:04
9. "El Ef Oh!" 3:49
10. "Love Is the Message" 3:45
11. "Mentok 1" 4:17
12. "Think a Moment" 3:27
13. "Groovy Distortion" 3:28
14. "Track 14" 2:57
Total length: 54:42

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
UK Albums (OCC)[10] 42

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WARP RECORDS | LFO | FREQUENCIES | WARP3". Warp. Retrieved 20 May 2009. 
  2. ^ Cooper, Sean. "Frequencies - LFO". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 March 2017. 
  3. ^ Bennett, Matthew (31 October 2011). "LFO - Frequencies". Clash. Retrieved 18 March 2017. 
  4. ^ McCausland, Darragh (8 November 2011). "LFO – Frequencies (reissue)". State. Retrieved 18 March 2017. 
  5. ^ Breihan, Tom (1 July 2009). "Warp20 Box Set Tracklist Revealed". Pitchfork. Retrieved 28 April 2017. 
  6. ^ "The 50 albums that changed music". The Observer. 16 July 2006. Retrieved 18 March 2017. 
  7. ^ "The 100 Best Albums of the 1990s". Fact. 3 September 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2017. 
  8. ^ Reynolds, Simon (22 July 2013). "The 20 best bleep records ever made: LFO - 'LFO' (Warp, 1990)". Fact. Retrieved 8 March 2017. 
  9. ^ "100 Lost Albums You Need To Know". NME. 6 March 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2017. 
  10. ^ "LFO". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 28 April 2017. 

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