Stratos


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, sculptor, writer and tabletop game designer 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 occasional 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 an 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.

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 Orient, 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). The name Stratos comes from one of my favorite childhood toys.

Over the past 14+ years, I have recorded 100s of original songs for various projects.
They are:


Group Members
  • Bryan K. Borgman (aka Stratos) – all programming, elements, instruments, and occasional vocals; primary composer and producer
  • Bryan Michael Block – guest voice-over (on Rezolution)
  • Missy D – guest vocalist / samples (Autumnal SlumberchristmasongsRezolution)
  • TW Cory (aka Capt. Futura) – collaborator and co-writer (on Deterioration FurthersAmazing UniversePulp CityHorrific Universe: 12 Months of Horror, Kaiju Kaos Volume 2), co-producer (from 2004 - present), remixer (on Universe87Mecha Vs KaijuRezolution, Kaiju Kaos Volume 2)
  • Eric George – guest guitarist (on CyberNetOdds and Ends, 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 WarlandsOdds and Ends, Kaiju Kaos Volume 01)
  • Todd A. Zircher (Taz) – guest vocal samples (on CyberNetUniverse87, Slade Chronicles: RiftwalkerMecha 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, ambiance, 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 loops and samples!

Listen & Purchase: