BySenses - Strawberries For Ever

from by midnightradio compilation


The Stratos Ensemble is a band and music project lead by Dean De Benedictis (aka electronic musician Surface 10, and originally a fusion keyboardist) that has been expanding the margins between electronic soundscapes and jazz sensibilities officially since 2004.
Using only experienced and knowledgable players, the ensemble's format is completely improvisational, but it utilizes musicianship and a variety of methods that yield the affect of being arranged jazz and fusion with a cinematic quality. Championing forgotten pioneers of the 70s, such as those involved in the early ECM Records movement, as well as the deeper side of early progressive rock, The Stratos Ensemble approaches their work from an ambient and progressive music base rather than the traditional, chromatic "free jazz" school of thought. The concept behind the ensemble is: to improvise electro-acoustic jazz and fusion in a way that is not too dissonant for the average listener, yet still harnesses depth, exhibitionism and artistic sensibility.


from Midnight Radio Compilation 51, released October 23, 2015



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