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 10 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 is Electronic Substance Abuse!
”Jamie Blacker is pushing the boundaries of electronic music. Modernizing it and giving it a fancy new upgrade” – Soundscape
”A stark reminder why Blacker is one of the best programmers in modern Electro today” – Rock n Roll Fables
”Every single sound has to be uniformly ordered in it’s chaos to bring about the sounds that have made Jamie the KING of electronic music” – Electrovox
”Jamie Blacker has a gift to formulate and place seemingly incompatible sounds within his aggressive arrangements… and vice versa, associating brutality and chaos to sounds that have no connection or association with either. Such a dichotomy is an art form. and ESA has painted a masterpiece with Designer Carnage”- ReGen Magazine