Durand Jones & The Indications – Private Space (2021) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Durand Jones & The Indications – Private Space (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 38:40 minutes | 416 MB | Genre: R&B, Soul
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Dead Oceans

Developed after being apart for much of the year, Durand Jones and the Indications’ Private Space, the group’s third album, is creatively explosive and delights in upending expectations. Pushing beyond the boundaries of the funk and soul on their previous releases, Private Space unlocks the door to a wider range of sounds and launches boldly into a world of synthy modern soul and disco beats dotted with strings. It’s an organic, timeless record that’s as fresh as clean kicks and familiar as your favorite well-worn LP. Its 10 tracks are both an escapist fantasy and a much-needed recentering after a tumultuous 2020. Throughout, The Indications highlight a collective resiliency – as well as the power of a good song to be a light in the darkness. Durand Jones and The Indications have long provided the soulful soundtrack for such deep thoughts, both on stage and on your turntable. But as the world slowly resets from the chaos of the past year, Durand Jones and The Indications’ Private Space is arriving at just the right time.

The 21st century soul revival has spawned many projects that seem too artificial. But one thing is certain: Durand Jones & The Indications excel in this kind of material: with them, it all feels perfectly natural. Rather than revisiting old recording techniques, or painstakingly reproducing the recipes of iconic albums of Great Black Music, the band from Louisiana and Indiana prefers to base itself on the rhythm & blues of the 1970s, on its ballads and its joyful string orchestrations. Take, for example, the magnificent Ride Or Die, a model of the genre, a choral piece that distils the science of chorus and sensuality. Their influences are Sylvia Robinson, the Delfonics, the Dramatics and Phyllis Hyman’s disco-funk, as evidenced by The Way That I Do and the single Witchoo. In 2016, their debut album sounded more dogmatic. But Durand Jones & The Indications have taken a freer approach with this third, almost-flawless album. – Brice Miclet


1. Durand Jones & The Indications – Love Will Work It Out
2. Durand Jones & The Indications – Witchoo
3. Durand Jones & The Indications – Private Space
4. Durand Jones & The Indications – More Than Ever
5. Durand Jones & The Indications – Ride or Die
6. Durand Jones & The Indications – The Way That I Do
7. Durand Jones & The Indications – Reach Out
8. Durand Jones & The Indications – Sexy Thang
9. Durand Jones & The Indications – Sea of Love
10. Durand Jones & The Indications – I Can See