Harumi: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — June 30, 2022


501) Harumi — “First Impressions”

“Impressions” is the B-side of Harumi’s only single. Dr. Schluss says it’s “a great track that mixes British style whimsy with the lighter side of San Fran acid rock. Plus it has vibraphone, which as you may know, is always a plus”. (http://psychedelicobscurities.blogspot.com/2008/02/harumi-1968-harumi.html). The song is taken from Harumi’s self-titled ’68 album. He, as Last.fm says, “came from Japan to New York to record an album, and [then] disappeared” (https://www.last.fm/music/Harumi/+wiki).

The album is a treasure trove of unique pop psych. Dr. Schluss says that:

[The album (at least the first LP) is] a set of blue eyed soul and AM pop sounds thrown through a psychedelic pop prism . . . . pretty solid psychedelic pop . . . . Although going for a pop sound that generally harbours powerful vocalists, [Harumi] often sounds more like a stoned cosmonaut. I think this makes this more charming than it would be otherwise.


For more on Harumi, International Man of Mystery, check out #471.

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