Now this is possibly among the most sought after of the wolfcock recordings back catalogue, The Hovriels seminal Shanis Nyrex E.P. WCOCKEP0012 an original numbered pressing of this (500 pressed) (1999) would set you back over £600. legend has it that the hovriels , Stefan Hortengis and Muriel Shentovis (recording under the name Shrelinengis McNab) each put some of their own earwax into the vinyl when it was being pressed. Many people say that the high price of those first 500 records is due to Shentovis fans who feel like it’s a piece of their idol. Many of them had never seen her in concert before her tragic death in 2011. the feel that her earwax in the record gives it a warmth that modern digital recordings cannot emulate.
An urban legend about the 500 records is that you can tell whose earwax is in what record by the smell at 45rpm (even better if your deck has pitch control , crank it up to + 10%) you’ll be able to smell who it is…….
The A side is the title track, the pensive yet stimulating Shanis Nyrex then flip it over to side B for the cerebral “Art Of Shendob” . Astounding hobrel work from Stefan Hortengis and the lovely Muriel Shentovis’ vocals are sublime. definitely part of this new wave of shendob music , or future hobis music and latent píkarango . anyway, definitely worth a listen if you like the hobrel or chobriel side of things.
R.I.P. Muriel Shentovis