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ESA (Electronic Substance Abuse) is Jamie Blacker.
ESA was born in 2002 in order to cross the threshold from one genre of extreme music to another. Blacker up until this point had been writing music semi- professionally for years in the UK black/death metal scene, touring and recording alongside some of the most respected acts in the scene. Having decided to experiment in Dark Electronics, ESA's heavy, rhythmic style has since then been at the forefront of the power electronics / harsh industrial scene, predominantly owing to slews of powerful and engaging live shows and 6 well received, critically acclaimed albums.
ESA's sound is always a hard one to pin down. Taking influences initially from rhythmical noise acts, the overall 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 sub conscious melodies 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 warrant more attentive listening.
With the much revered 'Themes 1& 2' releases causing such a stir within the noise and harsh industrial scene, Blacker is now working hard on the closing album to this destructive trilogy, tentatively being marked for a Spring/Summer 2015 release!
ESA is Electronic Substance Abuse!
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