Isotope 217's second album Utonian Automatic contains more angular, extended fusion experiments like the jagged, noisy opener "Luh" and the quietly skewed "Rest for the Wicked." The group's percussive elements come to the fore on "Looking After Life on Mars," while "New Beyond"'s moody, murky keyboards settle the song into an uneasy lull. Over the course of Utonian Automatic's seven tracks, Isotope 217 expand their experimental style, making it even more diverse and challenging.
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AllMusic Review by Heather Phares