Asphalt Poetry – HARMAGEDION EP (official repress) | “printed jacket” format
LIMITED 12″ VINYL PRESSING OF 200 RECORDS.
150 copies in “printed cover” format / 50 copies in “plain jacket” format.
Harmagedion was the record that started it all. From the unique vocal tones, lyrical styles, obscure beats, and original cover art, this record had it all. With help of KutMasta Kurt in the studio the master was concieved. 100 promotional copies were pressed and delivered to the duplex EJ and Coolie Bee shared. Sheets of stickers were photo copied on contact paper then cut out by hand. 50 labels were colored with felt tip pens to match the stickers, then brought to New York where they were handed out by Coolie Bee at New Music Seminar ´93. (This may be how Harmagedion made it overseas the first time?) The other 50 promo records were given to local radio and club dj’s back in the California Bay Areas.
An additional 100 copies were reordered with plain white lp jackets. Once delivered the jackets were removed and taken to a screen printer and printed with both the A and B side label images. The records were then repacked and stapled shut to ensure they were new. You could say that this was a very home-made record.
After the Golden Age died down the search for the gems began. It was just a matter of time before Harmagedion gained attention as not just another Hip Hop record from the 90’s but also a very unique piece of art that looked and sounded interesting. From time to time an original copy ends up online but only at a price in the hundreds of dollars. This demand lead to a bootleg attempt that was stopped after the announcement that Asphalt Records was collaborating with Threshold Recordings to offer an official repress of the original. 200 vinyl records were pressed with 50 in “promo format with sticker” and 150 in “full screen-printed covers” like the originals.