Rick Daniel and Jessica Ackerley first began their collaboration 3 years ago bonding through an interest of weird sonics and experimental compositions.
They formed ESSi with the goal of making music that pushes them beyond the traditional by incorporating synth pads, pedals, triggers and vocal modifications to fill their sound to a fullness of more than just a guitar and drums duo. Their early years were spent in Brooklyn honing and crafting the nuances of their sound while constantly creating and writing. They sought out Jonathan Shchenk to record their first full length ‘Vital Creatures’ because of his work with bands like Parquet Courts, Eaters and PC Worship. With influences drawn from bands like This Heat, Sightings, Liars and Pharmakon their sound is a unique listening experience.