“Word of the Day” by Through Flames – a recording project between musician and poet Brad Hamers and filmmaker and performance artist jdaugh – was “borne from exquisite corpses, radical participatory theatre, spoken word, and love in Portland, Oregon.” A multi-part and divergent slice of “Sorrow-Pop”, spoken word poetry, choral arrangements, sound collage and slow-burning dirge-like synthesizer and guitar explorations, “Word of the Day” strains at the corners trying to contain all of this content and all of these ideas flying through the air. The loose narrative thread forms around ideas of vulnerability and safety confronted with the inherent instability of a system at it’s breaking point. Brilliant work. 

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