earthquake-weather: Apparently Harumi was a Japanese musician, living in the US, and a bit of a mystery man. He recorded this album, and one more, before disappearing into the ether. Singing and speaking in English, his first record, Harumi, was produced by in NYC in 1967 by ’60s folk and pysch rock super producer Tom Wilson, producer for the Velvet Underground, Simon & Garfunkel, and Bob Dylan. Tom Wilson saw this as an artistic, not commercial, endeavor, taking the folky lyrics and singing of Harumi, and layering on funky psychedelic orchestration and grooves. This is definitely one of the tamer tracks from the albums(it’s a two album set) - the second album gets pretty out there - Samurai Memories is 15 min long, with Harumi, his sister, and mother, speaking at different times in japanese, with a funky pysch music bed underneath.