British Electric Foundation (B.E.F.) is a transition project of Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh from The Human League to Heaven 17. Ware and Marsh were the major creative force behind the original Human League which was a milestone for the Dark Electro-Industrial sound that came a few years later with (DAF, FRONT 242, THE KLINIK, etc.) B.E.F.'s sound was very cold and experimental which could be closely compared to THE FUTURE project that Ware and Marsh had (prior to the Human League) with Adi Newton (later of Clock DVA.) B.E.F. was almost instantly transformed into Heaven 17 after Glenn Gregory joined the group. Equally with the change of the name came a change of the sound.