Stratos
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About the Artist

Description

I'm a bass guitarist-turned soundtrack composer/producer. I'm also a stay-at-home Dad of three beautiful daughters by day and recording artist by night.
I like to create unique and original music of just about every genre for use in films and games and I enjoy the occassional remix contest as well.
My album, Universe87 Campaign Setting Soundtrack, was nominated for an Origins Award as Best Game Accessory in 2005 and was nominated for a JPF Music Award as Best Techno Album of the Year in 2009; I came in fourth place.
My song, "Nature of God," from Universe87 Campaign Setting Soundtrack was nominated for a JPF Music Award for Best Techno Song in 2009.
I play a villager-turned-zombie in the full-length horror film The Dead Matter (2009)  by Edward Douglas of Midnight Syndicate. Check it out!
In addition to composing and producing, I am ab avid tabletop gamer. On May 11, 2011 I released Kaiju Kaos - The Miniatures Game. This is my first effort at creating my own intellectual property. Check out www.kaijukaos.com for details.
 
 

History

On September 9, 1999 I founded Bailey Records while living in Central PA. I worked with numerous indie artists and bands. In late August 2000, my wife and I moved to Central OH. Currently I live in Grove City, Ohio (a burb of Columbus)  and officially joined the artist roster at Bailey Records on Friday, October 13, 2000.
Stratos was born out of a need for original dance and atmospheric music for an independent film by Steward Entertainment & Wonderboy Productions called The Screen (released December 8, 2000).
Over the past 12+ years, I have recorded 100s of original songs for various projects.
They are:
- "It Was a Dark and Stormy Night [blusterous mix]" fan remix released November 6, 2012
- "Summerfort" song composed, recorded, and sold to Silver Gryphon Games for online advertising on June 5, 2012
- "Closing In" song composed, recorded, and sold to Silver Gryphon Games for online advertising on May 2, 2012
- Kaiju Kaos - The Soundtrack, Volume 01 - April 24, 2012
- techNO*EL, the Definitive Edition - November 9, 2010
- Horrific Universe: 12 Months of Horror - October 26, 2010
- Pulp City - The Soundtrack - August 18, 2009
- Rezolution - The Soundtrack - August 11, 2009
- Odds and Ends, Rarities & Remixes - May 12, 2009
- Symphony of the Universe - Companion Soundtrack - April 21, 2009
- Warlands - The Soundtrack - April 21, 2009
- Earpicac Compilation - June 28, 2007
- Music @Journey - 2007
- Mecha Vs Kaiju - The Soundtrack - February 20, 2007
- The Chronicles of Ramlar - Official Soundtrack - February 20, 2007
- Slade Chronicles: Riftwalker – Official Mix-Tape - August 15, 2006
- Amazing Universe – The Superheroic Music EP - August 15, 2006
- Kaijuice - 2006
- Universe87 Campaign Setting Soundtrack - July 19, 2005
- CyberNet - Official Roleplaying Soundtrack - May 11, 2004
- Deterioration Furthers - May 4, 2004
- techNO*EL - November 4, 2003
- Unheard Artists Compilation 4 - July 2003
- Music For Martha - Benefit Album - April 1, 2003
- Autumnal Slumber - April 1, 2003
- Sonik Dissolutions – Maxi-Single - February 18, 2003
- christmasongs - October 1, 2002
- Unheard Artists Compilation 3 - July 2002
- Praise God Muzik - 2002
- Cosmic Christmas - November 6, 2001
- Solar Flare - August 31, 2001
- Peregrine’s Shadow: The Battle For Bengarii - May 25, 2001
- JesusRave EP - May 1, 2001
- Invasion, The Galactic EP - February 13, 2001
- The Screen, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - December 8, 2000
 
 

Group Members

Stratos - all programming, elements, instruments, and occasional vocals plus primary composer and producer.
From time-to-time the following people assist me in the studio:
- Bryan Michael Block - guest voice-over (on Rezolution)
- Missy D - guest vocalist / samples (Autumnal Slumber, christmasongs, Rezolution)
- TW Cory (aka Capt. Futura)  - collaborator and co-writer (on Deterioration Furthers, Amazing Universe, Pulp City, Horrific Universe: 12 Months of Horror), co-producer (from 2004 - present), remixer (on Universe87, Mecha Vs Kaiju, Rezolution)
- Eric George - guest guitarist (on CyberNet, Odds and Ends, Rarities & Remixes, Rezolution)
- Adam Greenawalt - co-producer (from 2002 - present), guest percussionist (on Deterioration Furthers)
- Robyn Griggs - guest vocal samples (on Rezolution)
- Sean Forney - collaborator and co-writer (on Scarlet Huntress - Official Companion Soundtrack), guest guitarist (on Scarlet Huntress - Official Companion Soundtrack)
- Micah Koltz - guest guitarist (on CyberNet), guest keyboardist (on Rezolution), guest vocalist (on Rezolution)
- J.D. Larabee - guest voice-over (on Horrific Universe: 12 Months of Horror)
- Trevor Peters - guest guitarist (on Warlands, Odds and Ends, Rarities & Remixes, Kaiju Kaos - The Soundtrack, Volume 01)
- Todd A. Zircher (Taz)  - guest vocal samples (on CyberNet, Universe87, Slade Chronicles: Riftwalker, Mecha Vs Kaiju).
 
 

Style

I used to describe my music as "sci-fi electronica" - a self-defining mixture of electronic music including "dance, trance, techno, electronica, ambience, and film/game scores" - but over the past few years of begun composing a variety of projects from fully orchestrated to nail-biting rock-n-roll to latino pop.
 
 

Influences

Television and film score composers such as: Tyler Bates, Don Davis, Danny Elfman, Michael Giacchino, Paul Haslinger, Graeme Revell, John Williams, and many more.
Popular artists such as: BT, The Chemical Brothers, Depeche Mode, Dieselboy, Jars of Clay, Joy Electric, Juno Reactor, U2, and Venus Hum.
 
 

Equipment / Software

Sonar, Korg ER-1 Rythmic Synthesizer, microKorg, Yamaha keyboards, a vintage Corg bass guitar, 5-string acoustic bass guitar, studio musicians, and lots of samples!
 
 

Collaboration

I love to remix. I will remix your songs for you!
 
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