James Ferraro is an American composer/musician from New York based in Germany. His music, primarily studio albums, is known for exploring a variety of subjects that can be grouped under the umbrella of post-9/11 world order theory. Ferraro began his career in the early 2000s as a member of the Californian drone/noise duo The Skaters with Spencer Clark, after which he began focusing on solo work under his name and a wide variety of aliases.
Ferraro received wider recognition in 2011 when his polarizing dystopian classic Far Side Virtual was chosen as Album of the Year by The Wire. His music is known for uniquely expressing specific modern subjects, incorporating themes of 21st century consumerism, cybernetics, emaciation, social experience, hyperreality, ecological disaster, and the collapse of civilization.