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Eight months ago, a series of mysterious messages were exchanged in the bowels of WATMM, initiating a collaboration which would lead to the creation of a double debut EP, which will be released on the 12th of April in sexy DIY cassette format.
We are proud to present:


This screen-printed yellow tape comes in a handmade box, with dual-sided artwork, and an insert providing tracklisting and information, all lovingly handcrafted with a DIY approach. On the cassette, you will find 40 minutes of fresh music from Antape and Kotekan, in the form of two 20 minute debut EPs. 14 tracks seeping with synthesizer screams, lush ambient soundscapes, off-kilter beats, cubist compositions, and very square waves, this release spans through a great variety of unconventional and imaginative modern age computer music.


Primitive Silly Music, composed and produced by Lucas Magnat (Antape), is the result of almost five years of experiments, which lead the self taught musician to create those jerky beats and caustic melodies, sure to gratify any music lover seeking an engaging and exciting experience. With a pronounced taste for surfing on the edge of control, Antape's work on this release is a monument to controlled chaos and digital primitivism.


Nocturne Pillar is a set of tracks that Seth Weaver (Kotekan) composed and produced from ages 16 to 20, always with a strong visual image in mind, and an aim to create organic, emotional pieces with a feeling of place and atmosphere. Etherial synths and strange samples mix with hard hitting rhythms and tight leads, as Kotekan draws themes from classical, world, and early electronic music, in an attempt to create a compendium of musical short stories.

This release is affiliated with the recording studio Roy de Rats established in Leipzig, Germany. Along with music recording, this studio runs a cassette tape production including mastering, duplication, and possibly printing on tapes with the silk screen method.

Both physical and digital options are available with this release.

  • Cassettes will be strictly limited to 100 copies, and will cost €4 within Europe, and $5 in the US (postal charges excluded). They'll be sold on the official page via convenient Paypal buttons.
  • Digital copies are individual for both EPs separately, and are hosted on Bandcamp (pay-what-you-want).

Antape - Primitive Silly music Kotekan - Nocturne Pillar

Antape & Kotekan Split official page


If you have any questions, requests, or comments, or if you want to help promote the release, you can reach us at: contact@royderats.com


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Wonderful looking package! And those cassettes...*drools*


The label itself looks really promising - congrats on the inaugural release!

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Out now!

Cassettes are available at



Digital versions of both EPs are over at





and a music video for one of the tracks off of my side will be coming shortly!

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First cassette sent ! Thank you for your interest and for the nice comments guys.


A note about the orders from America (paypal button 2) : the stock still didn't reach its destination but should arrive very soon (I bet this will result in a two days delay or something).


Last info for those interested in screen printing : the printing of the 100 tapes was a bit of fun / challenge, and we made an article about it. Here it is : Screen Printing On Cassettes

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US cassettes came in today! They sound and look fantastic.

I will be shipping out copies tomorrow to anyone that's ordered so far. Sorry about the delay!

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  • 4 weeks later...

Got my tape last week! Cheers guys


Good to hear ! If you have anything to say about the release, especially the physical aspect of it, don't hesitate to let us know. It's the first time we produce a release from scratch like that and it'd be interesting for us to have some feedback of any kind !


Also, it appeared to us yesterday that our tape is displayed on the main Bandcamp page :blush:. Don't know where this is coming from (I thought the connection could come from watmm somehow) but it's pretty cool !

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