A pandemic is the perfect time to listen to Daxma

Words by Adam Hudson When philosopher Walter Benjamin wrote “On the Concept of History”/“Theses on the Philosophy of History” (which inspired Daxma’s latest album) in Paris in 1940, he had already fled Nazi Germany. As the Nazis were defeating the French Army and taking over Western Europe, Benjamin planned to go to the United States. He made it to the French-Spanish border in Catalonia, but since the Franco government in Spain had ordered police to return those seeking visas to France, Benjamin killed himself by overdosing on morphine tablets, fearing if he returned to France, he’d be in Nazi hands. [...]

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