(official homepage) 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. Jamie 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 began to slowly gain European and US notoriety, predominantly owing to a slew of critically acclaimed live shows which impressively incorporated powerful live beats, guitars and various surprise guest vocalist appearances, this along with a venomous and violent debut album 'Devotion Discipline and Denial' on premier American noise label 'Hive Records', meant that ESA had begun to claim it's own territory.
On 'Tympanik Audio and with five studio albums, one remix album and countless collaborations / remixes, working alongside acts such as Manufactura, iVardensphere, Iszoloscope, Memmaker and many more, Electronic Substance Abuse has become well respected as one of the most popular harsh industrial/noise projects in Europe.
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.
ESA is Electonic Substance Abuse!