Hasami Group is one of those names that comes up from other artists in Japanese underground music. Fuji Chao covered them on one of her 2017 releases, for example. Turns out they’ve remained active, albeit without much publication. Recent EP Atsui No Haru gathers songs recorded from 2011 and 2018, making for a kind of nice gateway into their music, which fluctuates between group_inou-style instrumental numbers (albeit with more strings, and sounding much more bedroom) to more catharsis-chasing numbers complete with vocals. And you get something like “Siren,” which is crud-encrusted rap over boombox beats. An interesting in to an intriguing veteran act. Get it here, or listen below.