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...

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...

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...

November 8, 2017

Some Stratos Ensemble fans might find this interesting and amusing. It's a review of our last album, written by a Russian experimental and progressive rock blog. One could even say it's a Russian perspective on our music--practically. You can read the review in broken...

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...

July 25, 2017

Dean recently finished creating an EPK / short-documentary about the Stratos Ensemble, taking place mostly during production and release of the album Accident At Clear Lake. The late bassist Doug Lunn was still in the band at that time, so this documentary is a farewel...

June 22, 2017

This was a recently made music video for the piano solo and jazz guitar solo on the new album - Accident At Clear Lake. Yes, almost the entire recording session for that album had been filmed, so this is indeed the footage of the actual performance at Clear Lake Studio...

June 19, 2017

There is a new video on Youtube, comprised of unreleased Stratos material and a variety of accompanying video textures. It's a great mix set and a good listen, if you're into our sort of thing...

Go and check it out at the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...

June 12, 2017

Accident At Clear Lake, our newest and boldest Stratos Ensemble album, is now available on CD. Hard copies are available for purchase on CDBaby.com, in addition to digital copies through the usual online distributors.

To buy physical CDs, or other formats, visit:
https:...

February 23, 2017

Before we get into the album release, first: 

BIG THANKS to all those who showed up at our performance and CD release party last Tuesday at the E Spot Lounge! We relish your constant support and attendance, and it was beautiful seeing your faces. Somehow that night we m...

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