Each track can easily stand on its own but - as always - I love the conceptual feel of the whole thing. Opener 'Pietre' is a brilliant piece of modern day ambient, slowly lingering through the speakers and seemingly also slowly calming down. New comes my favorite track, 'Eclissi', which has a haunting atmosphere, nudging towards the dark ambient scene. On other occasions, as in the narrative 'Opale', the duo seems to be influenced by classical music and field recordings. The drones on this tune are incredible, especially when played loud.
Yes, loud! People often seem to forget that loud ambient music can be amazing. In this case it's mindblowing, or mind expanding, who knows. All I know is that 'Penombra' is loaded with hypnotic, almost psychedelic soundscapes and that it comes with some pleasant surprises. It has an organic feel and remains interesting throughout the entire thing. So yes, I can only recommend this one to all ambient fans out there, bright or dark. This is a mesmerizing piece of work, thus a must-have.