WELCOME TO THE DENINZOO!!
January-February 2013 Newsletter
Happy New Year! We hope you’ve had a wonderful holiday season and that 2013 is a year full of hope and good tidings. It’s been a crazy year in the world, with the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, the cutthroat presidential election, turmoil in Syria and Israel, and horrific gun violence all over this country. Let’s hope 2013 brings only good news. And no matter what happens, let’s be grateful that music exists to heal us and take us to a happier place.
That being said, here is what’s going on…
STRATOSPHEERIUS THE NEXT WORLD NOMINATED FOR BEST PROGRESSIVE ROCK ALBUM OF 2012
We are proud to announce that our latest CD, The Next World, was nominated for Best Progressive Rock Album of 2012 on progressiverockcentral.com
Thanks to all who voted!
Dave Richards interviews Stratospheerius before their recent performance in Erie, PA.
Joe Deninzon’s latest interview and in the February 2013 issue of STRINGS Magazine.
Joe Deninzon interview with On Purpose Magazine.
“PLUGGING IN” by Joe Deninzon
If you are a string player interested in going electric and exploring the world of improvisation for the first time, buy this book today!
Read the review from STRINGS magazine!
WE DID IT!!!
KICKSTARTER GOAL IS REACHED!!
In mid September, Stratospheerius set out to raise $5000 to film our first professional video. Thanks to all of you, our dear friends, family, and fans, our dream will become a reality! We met our Nov 17th deadline and reached our goal and will begin filming in February. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We feel truly blessed to be surrounded by so much love and support. As promised, all prizes and rewards for those who donated will be delivered in the first few months of 2013. Please be patient, as we have a lot on our plate. We will keep you all updated on the video’s progress.
Stratospheerius is proud proud to finally have the opportunity to take the fashion industry by storm!
Our super soft and comfortable shirt feature artwork from our latest CD, “The Next World.” Comes in 2 varieties: With and without ringers. Available in M, L, XL, XXL. Order your shirt today and be the envy of all your friends! Any order Includes immediate download of our song “The Prism” in your choice of MP3 320, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire!
Upcoming STRATOSPHEERIUS shows
Friday, January 11th, 10:00 P.M.
118 Main St.
Nyack, NY 10960
With special guest BLUES IN SPACE
Featuring crazy electric cellist/my good friend Rubin Kodhelli. Check this band out!!!
Wednesday, January 30th. 9:00-10:00 P.M.
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd (at 134th St)
New York, NY 10030
Thursday, January 31st, 9:00 P.M.
Poplar St & North 27th St
Philadelphia, PA 19130
with OUT OF THE BEARDSPACE
Friday, February 15th, 9:00 P.M.
Cyber Café West
176 Main St.,
Binghamton, NY 13905
Joe Deninzon: electric violin/vocals/mandolin
Jamie Bishop/Jon Price-bass/vocals
Aurelien Budynek/Randy McStine-guitar/vocals
NEW VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE
Recent bootleg footage from our show at Old Miami in Detroit on 12-14-12.
Reviews of Stratospheerius’ “The Next World”
Our latest CD, “The Next World,” reached number 10 on the national Jamband charts and has been continuously receiving nationwide airplay and rave reviews. Here is the latest from the prog rock website www.seaoftranquility.org
Here is what other critics have been saying about the “The Next World”:
“(Stratospheerius) once again shows the world that Russians and Americans can make beautiful and exciting music together …A thrilling array of songs that run the gamut from complex prog tunes to simple ballads. “The Next World” is an electrifying album, guaranteed to take you into the stratosphere and beyond…”
“You just can’t go wrong with this outfit. Nor can you assume what you are going to hear when they release a new disc. While the fusion elements of previous releases are still present, this one has more pure rock in it, too. Frankly, this might be the best Stratospheerius disc yet!”
“Every member plays with passion and invention. Budynek is tight and bright in rhythm mode and soars when the song calls for it. Bishop is a flat out low-end monster and perfectly matched with the fiery Padmore. She is that drummer every musician wants in their ensemble: a player that can blow your mind one moment, then tenderly hold your hand the next. As for Deninzon – the sounds he gets out of that violin are inhuman. His speed, precision, color, and character are just off the charts!”
“A leading contender for the best rock album of 2012… Joe Deninzon’s dazzling violin solos, creative loops and effects are clearly spectacular and demonstrate that he is one of the most talented instrumentalists in the current rock scene.”
“Tightly crafted studio pieces including intricately produced vocal articulations, electronic effects, and multi-tracked instrumentation…It’s an album with bright, vibrant tones from four players who aren’t competing, but rather congealing.”