Picking up where they left off with Tensnake collaboration "Nina," "Jackie" melds twilit synths with low-slung AM radio funk to open the album. The excellent "Missing You" mines the wounded heart-feel of predecessors "Electric Storms" and "Cherry Blossoms." Its Latin-flavored guitar strums from El Javi—recalling the likes of Javier Bergia—drift over a bassy bounce. The horns, guitar and soft-focus vocals of "The Bright Light Of The Truth" are so seemingly weightless the whole thing feels like it might be blown away on the slightest ocean breeze. Both "My Room" and the navel-gazing "Walkaway" repeat the quiet night ambience, settling pulses with gaseous synths and peaceful bongos.
For all of the Balearic folk on Stations, there are still moments when the duo get off the beach towel and work up their heartbeats. "Tangiers" is funky house music driven by synths and claps. "Set It Up" is a curious misleader: it starts with sputtering acoustic guitar and dubby, underwater flutes before blossoming into a disco strut. These moments don't take up much of the runtime, but they're critical in giving Stations some momentary relief from the stony daze.