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...

May 5, 2020

This is a temporary free gift for our website subscribers and our supportive listeners on Soundcloud. You are hearing about it first, right here through the Stratos Ensemble website blog. The gift is a full recorded performance of our edgy, improvised, ambient/modern j...

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 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...

September 17, 2019

(Here's a crazy one for you.)

First, we apologize for the delay in our gigging schedule; we know it's been a long time since we last gave LA folk the chance to check us out live. However, we are happy to report that we will indeed be playing again soon, in full form and...

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...

December 20, 2018

Something to look forward to on the near horizon... 

September 29, 2018

We have another newly mixed Stratos Ensemble track here, available for free download if you go directly to the SC page and click the download icon. High quality mp3. Click the image below to visit the Soundcloud page for the track.

Description: This piece was recently m...

May 13, 2018

Dean recently finished cutting together one of our tracks from one of our most recent performances. It's the first live-venue video of us, for a Miles-Davis-inspired vamp we played the last time we performed together at the E Spot Lounge. The show was a full media prod...

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