Turing Machine's debut album A New Machine for Living blends punk, Krautrock, post-rock, and math-rock into seven tightly coiled instrumental workouts. Tracks like "On Form & Growth" showcase the group's impressive chops, particularly drummer Gerard Fuchs' swift dynamic and rhythmic shifts, but they often run out of steam and ideas before they end. However, moments on many of the album's songs -- like "Doodler"'s taut scrawls of guitar and "Robotronic"'s nod to Teutonic electronics -- suggest that Turing Machine's next effort could offer more creative, satisfying results.
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AllMusic Review by Heather Phares