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...

February 27, 2020

Fans in LA who have been waiting for us to perform again will be happy to know that we are scheduled to return to the stage this April 23rd, 2020. We will play two 1-hour sets, starting at around 8pm and going until around 11pm. The gig will be in Sunland CA, at a smal...

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...

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...

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...

January 17, 2018

On Youtube you will find a variety of our works as The Stratos Ensemble. One type of work you will notice there is our full sets of performed studio music with only a still image in the frame. That still image indicates that the audio is the main focus, and the video w...

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...

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...

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...

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