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Harumi

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Recorded by Tom Wilson (who else?) for Verve in 1967 and 1968 in New York, this set originally appeared on a double LP (which has been reissued on both vinyl and CD by Fallout). This is one of the wildest and most unbelievably ambitious recordings to come from the psychedelic era. Harumi (a mystery man who recorded one more album before vanishing into the ether) could write pop songs and sing them. He also sounds like he did a lot of acid. Harumi (who sings and speaks in English), Wilson, arrangers Harvey Vinson and Larry Fallon, and engineer Gary Kellegren assembled a tripped-out collection of pop, Eastern folk, and experimental music and production techniques, with sounds, textures, and atmospheres that incorporated everything from strings and horns to Japanese folk instruments to vibraphones and (of course) plenty of guitars and drums and organ. Of the 13 cuts here, 11 are of conventional length and are utterly seductive in their hypnotic power and pop brilliance. The last two, "Twice Told Tales of the Pomegranate Forest" and "Samurai Memories," are 24 minutes and 18 minutes long, respectively. These two have plenty of cosmic spoken word by Wilson (Rosko) and Harumi, and on the past by his parents and his sister. The first of these, the longer one, is a bit difficult to take with its slow pace, minimal orchestration, and nearly nonsensical story (that's what the remote is for). The second one, with its discotheque go-go boots beat and orchestration, phased sounds, and Japanese language, is an exotic masterpiece. It grooves throughout, especially when the electric guitars and strings play counterpoint to one another. Simply put, there is nothing at all like this record in the known universe. It has been compared to the adventurousness of the Mothers of Invention, but only insofar as its wide range. The music here, while a huge compendium of sources, is unlike anything you have ever heard when it is put together. Harumi's self-titled album is simply a classic from the underground brought back into the light.
© Thom Jurek /TiVo

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1
Talk About It
00:04:15

harumi, Composer, MainArtist

2007 ODL 2007 Terrible Tunes

2
First Impressions
00:03:14

harumi, Composer, MainArtist

2007 ODL 2007 Terrible Tunes

3
Don't Know What I'm Gonna Do
00:03:10

harumi, Composer, MainArtist

2007 ODL 2007 Terrible Tunes

4
Hello
00:04:01

harumi, Composer, MainArtist

2007 ODL 2007 Terrible Tunes

5
Sugar In Your Tea
00:03:26

harumi, Composer, MainArtist

2007 ODL 2007 Terrible Tunes

6
Caravan
00:03:07

harumi, Composer, MainArtist

2007 ODL 2007 Terrible Tunes

7
Hunters Of Heaven
00:02:59

harumi, Composer, MainArtist

2007 ODL 2007 Terrible Tunes

8
Hurry Up Now
00:03:52

harumi, Composer, MainArtist

2007 ODL 2007 Terrible Tunes

9
What A Day For Me
00:02:47

harumi, Composer, MainArtist

2007 ODL 2007 Terrible Tunes

10
We Love
00:02:22

harumi, Composer, MainArtist

2007 ODL 2007 Terrible Tunes

11
Fire By The River
00:03:34

harumi, Composer, MainArtist

2007 ODL 2007 Terrible Tunes

12
Twice Told Tales Of The Pomegranate Forest
00:24:01

harumi, Composer, MainArtist

2007 ODL 2007 Terrible Tunes

13
Samurai Memories
00:18:11

harumi, Composer, MainArtist

2007 ODL 2007 Terrible Tunes

Album Description

Recorded by Tom Wilson (who else?) for Verve in 1967 and 1968 in New York, this set originally appeared on a double LP (which has been reissued on both vinyl and CD by Fallout). This is one of the wildest and most unbelievably ambitious recordings to come from the psychedelic era. Harumi (a mystery man who recorded one more album before vanishing into the ether) could write pop songs and sing them. He also sounds like he did a lot of acid. Harumi (who sings and speaks in English), Wilson, arrangers Harvey Vinson and Larry Fallon, and engineer Gary Kellegren assembled a tripped-out collection of pop, Eastern folk, and experimental music and production techniques, with sounds, textures, and atmospheres that incorporated everything from strings and horns to Japanese folk instruments to vibraphones and (of course) plenty of guitars and drums and organ. Of the 13 cuts here, 11 are of conventional length and are utterly seductive in their hypnotic power and pop brilliance. The last two, "Twice Told Tales of the Pomegranate Forest" and "Samurai Memories," are 24 minutes and 18 minutes long, respectively. These two have plenty of cosmic spoken word by Wilson (Rosko) and Harumi, and on the past by his parents and his sister. The first of these, the longer one, is a bit difficult to take with its slow pace, minimal orchestration, and nearly nonsensical story (that's what the remote is for). The second one, with its discotheque go-go boots beat and orchestration, phased sounds, and Japanese language, is an exotic masterpiece. It grooves throughout, especially when the electric guitars and strings play counterpoint to one another. Simply put, there is nothing at all like this record in the known universe. It has been compared to the adventurousness of the Mothers of Invention, but only insofar as its wide range. The music here, while a huge compendium of sources, is unlike anything you have ever heard when it is put together. Harumi's self-titled album is simply a classic from the underground brought back into the light.
© Thom Jurek /TiVo

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