Fungi Girls make care-free garage pop music. “Seafaring Pyramids” is a nice additional to a proud tradition of garage rock. It does sound considerably better in this album format than it did in the grubbier, murkier mixes they first offered. They span the genres of pure garage rock to shoegaze.
“Pacifica Nostalgia” focuses on a garage rock a la’ the band Harlem. “Dystopic Vision” has a more shoegaze, spaced-out approach to the song writing. The vocals are placed a bit further back. On “Kowloon Walled City” Fungi Girls do their best job of foraging an identity but still somewhat miss the mark.
That’s the problem. After I finished the album, I don’t feel any particular ill feelings. I don’t believe Fungi Girls are a terrible band. Fungi Girls are fairly good at what they do. Considering their age and location, they are head and shoulders above their local peers. Once the album finishes, I can’t remember anything that just happened.
I know it was tasteful, I know they did a proficient job, but there isn’t anything on here which would make me want to return. On later albums perhaps they’ll impress me a bit more but at this point I only consider them one of many bands making proficient yet unremarkable albums.