A name originating in the Zoroastrian religion, DAXMA designates the ritual structure used as a site to dispose of the dead (also known as a "Tower of Silence"). From atop these circular stone platforms, the remains of deceased persons would be devoured by carrion birds, who would then scatter the bones to the winds.
In 2016, DAXMA released their first EP, 'The Nowhere of Shangri-la', a work centered around the themes of frustration, longing, and utopianism. In 2017, they released their debut LP, 'The Head Which Becomes the Skull'. Inspired by various philosophical works including Hegel’s "The Phenomenology of Spirit", Kierkegaard's "Fear & Trembling", and the Heart Sutra, 'The Head Which Becomes the Skull' served as a meditation on the journey of the soul from birth through death.
In staying true to its ethic to subvert hierarchical systems of oppression, DAXMA has no leader nor single voice to its message. DAXMA’s ambition is to create beautiful and challenging music that is meant for more than passive consumption, but rather to inspire its listeners to action against the injustices of capitalism, nationalism, racism, sexism, and totalitarianism.
'Ruins Upon Ruins', their new EP, will be released for digital download and streaming, as well as physical format in a limited edition 12" vinyl pressing on July 26th through Blues Funeral Recordings.
Until then, Listen to one of the greats from their last album.
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