Riow (Ryo) Arai's album "Circuit '72" was the internationally celebrated follow-up to the more ambient-style debut "Again." "Circuit '72" attracted the attention of the likes of Nobukazu Takemura who adds his remixing skills on Arai's latest project for the Child's View label. The heavy, complicated breakbeat structures on Mind Edit take away some of the mobility of Circuit '72's futuristic drum & bass, and give this third effort a more static feel. But Mind Edit is a release that pulls the listener deep inside Arai's carefully balanced sound cosmos of hi- and lo-fi, lush and simple, future and retro sounds. With sparsely used melodies and instruments, such as piano, bass, strings, or vibes, etching out the monotonous percussion of the 11 rhythm-collages, the album becomes a hypnotic thrilling soundtrack of city life and technology.