, LFO’s Mark Bell, electronic music pioneer, has passed away

Sad news.

According to The Black Dog and via FACT, Mark Bell of LFO has passed away, due to complications which arose after an operation.

The electronic musician was well-known for his influential work as one-half of LFO who released three albums on Warp Records: 1989’s Frequencies, 1996’s Advance and 2001’s Sheath which Bell made solo after his partner Gez Varley left the group.

Bell would go onto produce Bjork’s Homogenic and subsequent albums up to last year’s Biophilia among others and was a live touring musician on Bjork’s Volta tour in 2007 and 2008. He didn’t play live often – most recently he played at Life Festival earlier this year.