Primary Instrument: Band/ensemble/orchestra
Insout is a creative music duo formed in 2000 by Claudio Allia (music writer and producer) and Riccardo Samperi (music writer, producer and sound engineer)with the only intent to express their own visions and inner emotions, through the exploration of several sonic directions.
We were born and we live in Sicily, a highland in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea that has witnessed confluence of very different cultures through the centuries: Greek, Arabians, Normans, Spanish and American too (Sigonella NATO base is only 5 miles from our hometown), Claudio Allia explains the roots of the band. Our artistic influences vary from Magritte and Dalì paintings to Mediterranian etno /folk music, rock and blues, electronic music, funk, jazz and classical; from J.S. Bach to Dreamtheater, from Thelonious Monk to Orbital.
To make promoting their music easier, Claudio and Riccardo founded a small indie record company ( T.R.P. Music ) with the main goal to promote own compositions and other talented artists worldwide. Our production and performing approach is easy and spontaneous with no big business or marketing plans, we just seat in the studio with a glass of red wine and let it all flow through melodies and chords progressions. Claudio reveals. We feel a common state of mind with a zen approach to what we do, and when we feel happy with what we have played and recorded, we are sure to show it to the rest of the world.
Insout 's debut CD Trikke & Trakke (a spaced-out jazz/fusion, latin-jazz and funk) was released by T.R.P. Music in 2001 and promoted online. Proceeds from his sales went to help the St. Camillus Mission hospital of Karungu- Kenya.Insout was mp3.com front page featured band on May 2002, where it amassed more than 50.000 plays on his mp3.com artist page. Track Ka-Hora reached #1 Jazz charts on June 2002.
The new CD Acoustic Privacy, released by Insout in 2005, is an amazing sonic adventure through gentle acoustic sounds and elegant contemporary jazz atmospheres, featuring Claudio Allia on piano and alto sax, Riccardo Samperi on guitars, Paul Wertico on drums and Alberto Amato on double bass.