ESR has been created in 1997 as a solo studio project by Vincent PUJOL. In the early years (80's and 90’s), bands such as FLA, Skinny Puppy, F242 or Klinik were an influence on Vince's compositions. He started playing music around 17 and has had different group experiences before ESR.


Vince worked during two years in order to create his own musical atmosphere and reach a certain kind of maturity, leading to a first unreleased demo album entitled "Re-Birth" in 1999 (Note : the song « Final Rebellion » appearing on ESR 2nd official album is taken from this first demo).


In the year 2001 a new album saw the light of day, “Distorted Visions” has been released in Europe by the German label « Wire Productions » and is known as ESR debut album. This album got a really good feedback from the press (Talent Support in Zillo Magazine / September 2001). At that time ESR has been described has a “melodic dark Electro mid-tempo group”.


The second album by ESR entitled “Corroded Fragments” has been released in 2003 under the form of two slightly different releases, one for the North American market released by DSBP and one for the European market released by Wire Production. “Corroded Fragments” was a step forward including different approaches in addition to the “usual” ESR rebel songs. This albums also includes a few remixes by friends of ESR. The song “Black out” has been selected by Johan Van Roy from “Suicide Commando” to be part of the “High Voltage III” compilation.


This period (2002/2003) has also been very productive for ESR as a remixer, quiet a lot of bands have been asking for ESR remixes. In parallel Vince started thinking about a side project entitled “Bio-Mechanical Degeneration” to experiment darker instrumental tracks…Also, Vince joined the US group DIVERJE as an additional member. Several tracks from Vince appear on the two last albums by DIVERJE.


2004 saw the return of ESR with a third album entitled “Persistence” released by DSBP and distributed in Europe by Black Flames Records (Note : BFR has closed door and stole us a bunch of CDs...). This album is more aggressive and danceable than the previous ones and mainly focuses on the roots of ESR’ state of mind : “a never ending fight against hypocrisy, injustice and human madness”.


2004/2005…After a quiet long Lethargy and a project re definition, the debut album of ESR’s side-project “BIO-MECHANICAL DEGENERATION” entitled “Exoskeleton” written in collaboration with Tommy T. Rapisardi (Diverje, In-Fused and DSBP label manager) has been released late December 2005 on DSBP in North America and in Europe on ADVOXYA-HUN.


“Wounds And Scars” is the name of the 4th album released in september 2006 by the DSBP in North America and GRAVITATOR in RUSSIA & CIS countries. That album shows a better mix and lot more details in Vince's compositions.


Late 2006/Early 2007, ESR decided to self-release a collection of previously unreleased tracks and rare versions as a limited run of 100CDrpro under the title “A Passage in Time (V1)”.


The fifth full length by ESR entitled "POST INDUSTRIAL" has been released in November 2008 by GRAVITATOR and DSBP/Urgence Disk Records. It is certainly the best album so far, showing another step in ESR soundscapes.


January 2010. As most people are talking about the death of the CD as a physical media and the market is in crisis, ESR decides to self release a full length limited Edition E.P. entitled "Distorted Memories" including remixes by the band taken from the best songs from "Post-Industrial" as well as 5 new songs and additional bonus tracks.


What's coming next? Wait and see, it's not finished yet!

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