Mark Bell (British musician)
|Died||8 October 2014|
|Associated acts||LFO, Björk, Depeche Mode|
Mark Bell (c. 1971 – 8 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 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.
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.
as Speed Jack
- 1996 "Surge"
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions|
|1991||"We Are Back"
|1992||"What is House?"
as Speed Jack
- 1994 "Storm"
- 1994 "C.T.C."
- 1996 "Blue Bossa"
- 1995 "Lofthouse"
- 1995 "Klip EP"
- 1996 "Jigsaw"
- 1997 Björk - Homogenic
- 2000 Björk - Selmasongs
- 2001 Depeche Mode - Exciter
- 2001 Björk - Vespertine (uncredited)
- 2004 Björk - Medúlla
- 2005 Björk - Drawing Restraint 9
- 2007 Björk - Volta
- 2011 Björk - Biophilia
- 2012 Douglas J. McCarthy - Kill Your Friends
- "Mark BELL : Obituary".
- 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.
- "Mark Bell of LFO has passed away". Mixmag. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
- Jackson, Glen. "RIP Mark Bell". XLR8R. Retrieved 13 October 2014.