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 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...

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 14, 2019

One of our best full sets of improvised, spacey, progressive jazz/fusion has been recently taken from our archives, mixed, mastered and posted online. It’s currently up on SoundCloud, and clocks in at just under two-hours. Much like our album release with Subversive El...

October 11, 2018

Perhaps we are clueless about marketing, and thus we are too nice, constantly giving away our new material for free in the spirit of art and in spite of proper compensation; or perhaps we are an underrated outfit that tries to leave our mark as effectively as possible...

August 12, 2018

Indeed it's time for another giveaway.

This one is a full piece of music called "catching up to Never" that was recently mixed and resurrected from our 2014 line up. It's a powerful ambient fusion piece with just the right amount of sorrow and hope flirting throughout....

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...

March 26, 2018

The video of our last recording session at Clear Lake Studios is up and ready to view on Youtube. Below is Dean De Benedictis' entry for his own walls, describing it. 

ATTENTION STRATOS FANS: 
OK folks thanks for waiting. The video of the Stratos Ensemble live...

December 17, 2017

It's not too late to order hard-case copies of our albums for that alternative-music lover in your life. At the below links you can order copies of each of our release from the online distributor CDBaby.  

   

For copies of our album "Drawn Straws" 

https://store.cdb...

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