June 9, 2020

These are undoubtedly difficult times, laden with multiple crisis all at once on a grand scale. To help remedy this, Stratos-Ensemble-founder Dean De Benedictis has put together a Soundcloud playlist of his most tranquil ambient pieces, including tracks by Fateless-Flo...

April 22, 2020

There is a cool and interesting Internet radio DJ who’s been playing music by the Stratos Ensemble fairly regularly. His name is Guy Guden, and his show is called Space Pirate Radio. The show kind of melds newer and older progressive and electronic instrumental music w...

April 9, 2020

We apologize for the delay regarding the conclusion of our scheduled concert in April. Let this finally be an official announcement that our in-person gig for April 23rd is cancelled. Indeed we were going to cancel weeks ago, but we were waiting for our music curator t...

February 27, 2020

Fans in LA who have been waiting for us to perform again will be happy to know that we are scheduled to return to the stage this April 23rd, 2020. We will play two 1-hour sets, starting at around 8pm and going until around 11pm. The gig will be in Sunland CA, at a smal...

February 15, 2020

We were just about to start posting a myriad of cool new updates in this blog section, but before we can, we feel it's most honorable to acknowledge the passing of yet another of our big heroes. The great and fairly revolutionary pianist and synthesist Lyle Mays has pa...

December 19, 2019

Hello everyone. 

Recording artist and Stratos founder Dean De Benedictis here. This is just a little letter to you personally, for anyone interested, and a sort of update as well. 

I’d like to call upon your patience and understanding, if I may, and ask that you please e...

May 16, 2019

After loads of last-minute production, we have finally released our first ever EP. It's called the Lahat EP. For anyone who might have been waiting or hoping for our full-length LP to come out, entitled A Brief History Of The Sky, we apologize for the delay on that. We...

March 2, 2019

As some of you might already know, we have a new album release coming out in April; it's called - A Brief History Of The Sky. More announcements about it will be made soon. We don't have an exact day for you yet, but we can safely report that it will be released in lat...

January 10, 2019

We have finally gotten 'round to finishing some of our gig videos, and we are proud to share the first of them. It's a poem about accountability, recited by our resident poet (and yes Dean's brother) Brian De Benedictis, aka B1, at one of our last E Spot Lounge concert...

December 31, 2018

Check out one of our favorite seasonal Stratos Ensemble images. We wish you a plentiful, eventful and redeeming 2019! You can definitely look forward to more updates and activity from us in the coming year. So, have a great ride, everyone! 

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