James Ferraro is an experimental musician, composer and virtual atmospherist born in Bronx, NY. Ferraro has released material under a wide array of aliases, and was a member of the Californian two-piece avant-garde project The Skaters. His album Far Side Virtual was chosen as Album of the Year by the UK's Wire Magazine in 2011.
Ferraro has been producing small runs of releases on 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. First on New Age Tapes and later on MuscleWork Inc., self run cassette / CD-R labels primarily used for releasing small runs of his solo work.
In the summer of 2009 Ferraro composed and recorded the Summer Headrush Series in Antwerp, Belgium for Musclework Inc. The series is loosely based on visualisations that came to mind while receiving self-induced hypocapnia (aka choking oneself) or as it’s commonly called 'free fall'. The albums being representatives of the free fall head space. Other albums from the Headrush Series are: Body Fusion 1 and 2, iAsia, Wild World, Son of Dracula and Hacker Track.
The Rerex album is vintage hypnagogic Ferraro and with it’s length (almost 3 hours) it may be considered as one of his Magnum Opuses. Using cheap casio keyboards, loops, effects and difficult to trace samples Ferraro creates a slightly haunting but oh so beautiful musical world which we’d like to visit.
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