It limits the amount of output of a bass, synth, etc at a desired speed which produces a wavylike sound, slowly vibrating, generally subsonic waves (0 – 20 Hz or so). Often used to modulate or change a parameter in a synth, sampler, or effects processor. A common application is modulating the pitch of an audio oscillator with an LFO for sound alteration.
But to most of us, LFO brings in mind the electronic British band in the 1990’s. Two guys , Mark Bell & Gez Varley were among the UK's true club music innovators.
The blips and bleeps are unmistakably the sound of a music scene breaking free in the North West and that is Leeds to be precise.
At their first release on Warp Records on 1990 it’s impossible to overstate how much ‘LFO’, the track, rocked the world. Perfectly sequenced, perfectly pitched. To this unchanged level of such quality, many more tracks and albums followed for over a decade.
Devastating as it was Mark Bell passed away in 2014. Today, Gez Varley as the remaining member of this legendary band carries out all that experience , all that knowledge and produces dance music under the name
G-Man. If you happen to come across him in the social media you will see that he still makes sure to keep the spirit of LFO alive and still is good friends with the oldschool gang. Equally friendly is to his fans and always willing to accept requests that help the dance scene.
Such a request was his guest set for Report2Dancefloor Radio a while ago, and now this interview. Enjoy.
I do not own a car as I am a firm user of public transport so normal I take the train and listen to “ Boards of Canada “
2. How did it all start for you?
All started back in 1983 with Breakdancing and listening to Electro music
3. What is one subgenre you think doesn't get the attention it deserves?
4. What is one track that never gets old for you no matter how many times you hear it?
Red Planet “ Star dancer “
5. As both a Dj/Producer , which side are you on : entertainment or educational ?
Both I think if you do it right you can Educate and also Entertain the people
6. Do you walk around humming melodies?
Yes…and also beatboxing .( i’ve been beatboxing since 1984
7. Your message to Report2Dancefloor Radio
(including your plans ahead )
…stayed tuned for more G-man remixes and releases ..this year on GMR records.