On October 13th 2014, the electronic music world lost one of its pioneers – at the age of only 43, producer Mark Bell, co-founder of Warp Records’ duo LFO, passed away. Bell was also a prolific producer and remixer outside of the LFO camp, most notably contributing production for seven Bjork‘s albums over the last fourteen years. To celebrate Warp Records’ 100th release, the label released the compilation ‘We Are Reasonable People’, featuring a track from Mark Bell titled “A Salute To Those People Who Say Fuck You”. By way of our own salute to Bell, on this week’s Repercussions we feature a selection of artists that operated within Bell’s orbit and who, most importantly, were people who took great delight in saying ‘Fuck You’.
Released in 1994, and following a slew of disturbingly warped and frenetic experimental techno releases, ‘Selected Ambient Works Volume II‘ was not the record that everyone expected. In this episode of Repercussions, Stuart Buchanan is joined by Peter Hollo from FBi’s Utility Fog to listen back to classic cuts from the record, and to attempt to unravel why the work was loved and loathed in equal measure, and why it remains such a seminal piece of electronic music history.