Stellar Drifting is an assured work that channels upbeat pads and delicate tones through a sonic optimism that never crosses over into naivety. That composure is largely due to Fitzgerald’s experience as both an electronic music lover, expounder, and as a Black Market Records employee: the guy knows his stuff. There are moments, as on ‘Passed Tense’, where the record sounds like an Owl City remixes album, but its direct aims are executed well alongside the playful vocals of Panda Bear. ‘Future Garage’ is the label being affixed to it—imagine 200 robots dancing to this LP in an abandoned warehouse and it makes sense.
A favourite: ‘Passed Tense’
‘Stellar Drifting’ is out now via Domino.