Pentary Th' Mos
Pentary Th’ Mos is an American electronic music project led by Shelly Blake-Plock (b. 1974). A past member of the Red Room Collective and the High Zero Foundation, Blake-Plock has a deep background in experimental and free improvised music and has shared the stage with Joel Grip, Eve Risser, Dan Deacon, John Dierker, Thomas Dimuzio, Kenta Nagai, Wobbly, Jon Rose, Jennifer Walshe and many other leading avant-garde artists including at festivals and on tours in North America and Europe.
In the studio, he is known for employing a reductive approach honed over 25 years. Here, he has chipped away at the tracks methodically to identify what is essential on over a dozen albums and various singles and digital releases. With Pentary Th’ Mos, Blake-Plock fully leverages his method — blending the more conceptual aspects of experimental music with ambient soundscapes and beat-driven electronica.
Often propelled by complex chords, dissonance, compound time, and compositional devices based on Hermetic and alchemical ciphers, Pentary’s music incorporates computer synthesizers and programmed minimalist beats to produce exquisite, if sometimes difficult, new music.
THE AIRES PROJECT
Blake-Plock is currently working on “The Aires Project”, a downtempo affair comprised of variegated computer-driven music and minimal electronic beats.
Throughout 2019, Blake-Plock is releasing monthly EPs and singles containing music produced during the project sessions.
The first of these monthly releases was the 4-song EP titled “The January Working”.