German artist, Nicolas Sheikholeslami, under the guise of ÇAYKH dropped an endlessly alluring mixtape on the V I S label in late 2018. I haven’t the slightest idea about the source material or approach to constructing this music. It’s on one hand, totally alien and on the other, tethered to distinctly human ritualistic frequencies. We’re given no tracklist and we’re all the better for it; context would just spoil the ceremonies. This is special stuff. I go back to it any time I need a reset from inescapable drudgery.