Back at the beginning of the summer, we introduced you to Portland-based multi-instrumentalist Dorian Duvall, aka Onuinu, and his self-labeled disco-hop. Duvall’s debut album, Mirror Gazer, was originally set for an August 21st release from Bladen County Records/Bad Cop Bad Cop, but after a series of delays will at last see light on September 25th. If you were hooked on “Happy Home” and are bummed you haven’t been able to snag the full record yet, we’ve got your back.
Our own review of Mirror Gazer pegged “Always Awkward” as “the finest track on the record,” and it’s easy to see why. A groovy hip-hop beat thumps away with some funky lo-fi guitars as accompaniment, creating a smooth flow that’s only interrupted by the occasional sounds of bubbling water. Duvall’s vocals are lightly carried along the current as he confesses, “I’m always awkward/ you did it over night/ I think you know it’s right.” Take a listen to the standout track below.
Mirror Gazer is finally out on September 25th via Bladen County Records/Bad Cop Bad Cop. The tracklist is below.
Mirror Gazer Tracklist:
01. Mirror Gazer
02. Always Awkward
03. A Night With
04. A Step In The Right Direction
05. Last Word
08. Ice Palace
09. Happy Home