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...

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...

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...

March 5, 2018

For those of you who tend to stay posted to our Facebook page, you may have noticed the posts about us recording yet again at Clear Lake Studios last week. We also attempted to broadcast the session on that same FB page using Facebook's live feed. Well... unfortunately...

November 30, 2017

This is a track we consider part 2 of a session from the original version of our piece entitled "Royce." It's a long, improvised, experimental venture that features some interesting solos. To download, just go to the Soundcloud link provided in the image below, and cli...

October 10, 2017

We are making a very long clip of a track from our very first album, Drawn Straws, temporarily available for free download. It's a charming little piece with an early Thrill-Jockey-esque sound, for lack of a better comparison. You can access it at the following SC link...

August 11, 2017

Big giveaway right now: a temporary free download of our first concert at the E Spot Lounge in North Hollywood.

It's peaks and valleys, and occasionally wacky experiments were diverse even for us. Much of it won't be made available on any future album. However, there is...

September 28, 2016

FREE GIFT:

Ever since the concert at Alva's Showroom, Dean has been mixing a full set of music by the Stratos Ensemble to give to you all as a free download. Nab it while it's there. It's to show our thanks for supporting the band!

The set is roughly 45 minutes of improv...

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