James Ferraro is a true artist that has released some of the most fascinating, wrought, high-camp examples of 21st century contemporary music, combining a sincere adoration of American pop culture’s glammiest, hammiest moments, from soap opera punks to AM radio and a impressionistic, all-encompassing imagination.
He starts as underground musician/composer/virtual atmospherist producing small runs of releases on, but not limited to: cassette, CD-R, and VHS with a wide variety of styles all representing different dreams of a demonic mind tower spanning from freak flesh bodybuilder atmospheres to ambient modern world/psych.
His 2011 work Far Side Virtual is often credited for helping spark the development of the internet-based micro-genre vaporwave and as a milestone in Simon Reynold’s famous Retromania book.
After the success of his “Requiem for Recycled Earth”, released on Bandcamp only, Ferraro is about to release the last chapter of the Four Pieces of Mirai saga on the digital videogame platform Steam.
He is available for new shows, where he will be playing a software he developed called Dream Seed, accompanied by a new a/v show.
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