To those who "gave up" on Rapoon releases, this one's for you. I decided not to order this one initially from the short sound samples I had heard, plus the last couple of releases were pretty uneven and too experimental for my taste. Dark Rivers, however, is one to get: dark, very droney, and much more like his earlier music, but with a more hi-tech (i.e. not "lo-fi") sound. No weird female vocals, no overuse of spoken samples. He got it right on this one.