ESA was born in 2002 in order to cross the threshold from one genre of extreme music to another.
Engineer of this electronic inferno, Jamie Blacker, up until this point had been writing music semi-professionally for years in the UK Black / Death metal circle, touring and recording alongside some of the genres elite.
Having decided to experiment in dark electronics, ESA’s heavy, rhythmic style has since become rooted at the forefront of the harsh industrial / power electronics scene, predominantly owing to slews of powerful and engaging live shows all over the globe and 7 well received, critically acclaimed albums.
Taking influences initially from rhythmical noise acts, Blacker’s sound structures have developed and integrated countless influences from the broad spectrum of alternative and extreme music. The tone of ESA is harsh and oppressive, dripping with destructive and corroded grooves whilst still emanating deep melody and a strong sense of spirituality. ESA's compositions are undoubtedly threatening and offensive floor stomping club tunes but also twist and churn enough to reward more attentive listening.
ESA’s last major release, ‘Penance’ (WTII Records), marked a finale to Blacker’s ‘Themes’ trilogy which has proven to have become one of the most respected and complete bodies of work in the scene.
With an ambitious EP release imminent and a bold, adventurous new album in the works, ESA is dissolving the borders within genres and making a claim of stylistic independence within the dark electronics scene.
ESA is Electronic Substance Abuse!
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