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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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