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Frame by Frame

by Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius



Having been a huge King Crimson fan all my life, this song always spoke to me. Adrien Belew’s voice is right in my range and Stratospheerius has been having fun playing our version of this song live for over a year now. Having scoured the internet about the meaning of this song, here is what I’ve found, and it lines up with my interpretation:
“It’s about how someone is proceeding ‘frame by frame’ (in the small scale) with their analysis of something. They “drown” in their analysis, doubting themselves (by numbers, or predictably).”

Basically, we are caught up in our own thoughts, our own analysis of an object or a situation. When we overthink something, our thoughts can act like a weight that clouds our vision and drowns us.

In our current dystopian reality, there are a million theories floating around. It’s hard to know what to believe. Many overanalyze the situation and make dour predictions not based on real data. We are left to stew in our own quarantined bubble and drive ourselves es insane because our future is uncertain and there are no concrete answers to our questions.


Frame by Frame
Death by drowning
In your analysis

Step by Step
Doubt by numbers
In your analysis


released May 1, 2020
Stratospheerius is:
Joe Deninzon-electric violin/acoustic violin/lead vocals
Michelangelo Quirinale-guitar
Paul Ranieri-bass
Jason Gianni-drums

Special Guest:
Val Vigoda-background vocals

Engineered by Rave Tesar
Mixed and mastered by Rich Mouser
Cover Art Nick Katona at Revolution Studios

Words and Music by Adrian Belew, William Bruford, Robert Fripp and Anthony Levin Copyright © 1981 by E.G. Music Publishers Ltd. and E.G. Music, Inc. All Rights for E.G. Music Publishers Ltd. in the U.S. and Canada Administered by Universal Music – Careers International Copyright Secured All Rights Reserved. Used by permission.


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Joe Deninzon New York, New York

Joe Deninzon has been hailed by critics as “The Jimi Hendrix of the Violin”. He has worked with Sheryl Crow, Bruce Springsteen, Everclear, Ritchie Blackmore, Smokey Robinson, Aretha Franklin, Les Paul, The Who, and as a soloist with the NY City Ballet and Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Joe is the lead singer and violinist for the progressive rock band, Stratospheerius.
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