Perturbator is James Kent, a French electronic musician from Paris. A producer of dark and retrofuturistic music inspired by the 80's often referred to as synthwave or retrowave. Kent has a background as a guitar player in several black metal bands. Since 2012 he has produced electronic music inspired by cyberpunk culture and with inspiration from movies like Akira, Ghost In The Shell and The Running Man. He uses a variety of software synths in his productions, such as the emulators of old vintage synths like the OB-X or the CS-80. Kent became interested in music in part due to the influence of his parents, who are journalists and rock music critics. His parents were themselves musicians and had a tech trance band when they were young, which influenced Kent to take an interest in synthesizers. Kent also has a side project called L'Enfant De La Forêt.