James Marlon Magas, is a Chicago-based composer and musician, known for producing raw electronic music.
In 1992, Magas co-founded the Ann Arbor, Michigan-based band Couch and the Bulb Records label, with Peter Larson. Bulb and Couch were both instrumental in kick-starting the American mid-western noise movement, influencing artists Andrew WK and Wolf Eyes. In 1995, Magas relocated to Chicago, forming the no wave band Lake Of Dracula, with multi-instrumentalist Weasel Walter. In 2000, Magas became solo electronic artist MAGAS and started the record store, Weekend Records and Soap, with wife Bridgette Wilson. Magas assembled his Wizardlook studio and began producing music and remixing other artists, as well as performing concerts in North America and Europe. In late 2013, he worked on the score to director Asia Argento's Incompresa (aka Misunderstood), which will be released in early 2014.