Çaykh is the moniker of german-based Nicolas Sheikholeslami. This tape is his personal take on what he considers psychedelic music. Droney and percussion heavy sounds throughout.
Boomkat Product Review:
Nina’ and good news' V I S label snaffle a totally transfixing album of psychedelic gestures from German artist, Nicolas Sheikholeslami a.k.a. Çaykh, the same fella behind Au Revoir, Mogadishu - Songs before the War, Vol.1, a much-loved and widely devoured mixtape of ’70s/’80s music from pre- 1991 civil war Somalia. This one is steadily blowing our minds...
The slow baked sounds of VISC02 are clearly steeped in folk styles from the horn of Africa as much as a history of kosmische noodling, owing as much to Can’s communal jams as the Ethiopiques series and even the ribboning solo keys of Emahoy Segue-Mariam Gabru, resulting a sound that fronds on the edges of Don’t DJ and the Diskant crew or even Jan Jelinek and Andrew Pekler’s most seductive, far flung Faitiches.