Boomkat Product Review:
'Votive Zero' is the 3rd LP of ferric masochism from Ravi Binning's brutally blunt Thought Broadcast alias. Thought Broadcast uses archaic machines and tape recordings to divine deeper, grainier truths so obfuscated by their infidelities it takes repeated listens to properly decode their secrets. However, it only takes a cursory listen to realise that there's something genuinely unsettling and richly expressive in his dense bodies of saturated sound. Each of the nine tracks trace unique psycho-geometries along pulsing, sisyphean rhythms thru viscous, noxious noise territory sounding equal parts degraded dubplate and MB-like atonal despair. There are few others who deal in unremitting, paranoid claustrophobia so acutely as Thought Broadcast; from the blank-eyed drones of opener 'Anonymous Index' thru the Eraserhead-like atmosphere and marching rhythms of 'Words For the Living' the metallic hard-step of 'Forged Body' and buckling iron sculpture of 'Runaway Signal 2' he's certainly consistent and arguably damn effective in his methods. Recommended.