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...

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....

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...

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...

September 20, 2016

Our gig last Saturday actually ranks up there with some of our best performed sets ever, and the audience loved the confluence between the video art and our improvisation. Score that. 😎 Yep if you missed it you definitely missed it. 

Additionally, there was a technical...

March 31, 2016

There was a band that Stratos-Ensemble-guitar-player Daniel Coffeng and Stratos founder Dean De Benedictis worked with before Daniel joined up with our gang. The band was called Phantom Protocol, occasionally using the name Simplexity, and is/was a similar concept to t...

March 22, 2016

Giveaway: a ten minute clip from a recent session. Doug and Coco at the helm. More adventures with our infamous diminished/augmented mixed keys. :) Explore.

Daniel Coffeng: guitar and guitar synth
Doug Lunn: bass
Dean De Benedictis: synths, textures, fx, production
Coco...

January 4, 2016

Here is another Midnight Radio compilation in Germany featuring the music of Dean De Benedictis and Jim Goetsch, from the Stratos Ensemble. The duo piece is our ambient one called "A Tale Before Dreamt."
https://midnightradio-compilation.bandcamp.com/track/a-tale-befor...

December 15, 2014

The Stratos Ensemble (The Dean De Benedictis Ensemble) improvising a piece together that features one of Dean's voice-sample solos. 

Brock Bowers - drums 
Carl Royce - bass & loops 
Daniel Coffeng - guitar & guitar synth 
Jim Goetsch (aka Subversive Element) - saxopho...

December 1, 2014

There is a new fundraiser compilation out that's extremely comprehensive (long), featuring some of the most influencial names in alternative electronic music, and we have a track on there.  It's a rather bitter-sweet ensemble piece (not electronic), which fits.  The co...

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