Video: “Always Awkward,” Onuinu

Always Awkward

It’s been almost a year since Onuinu, aka Portland’s Dorian Duvall, unleashed the summer-stricken Mirror Gazer on Bladen County Records. The excellent debut album was an electro-pop onslaught, featuring nine tracks brimming with wandering, gossamer synths and old-school throwbacks that are more reminiscent of disco and hip-hop than electro-pop contemporaries like Washed Out and oOoOO.The video ...   More
Monday, June 10, 2013 BRANDON WIDDER

Portland Exceptionalism

The best local albums of 2012.

Music Stories
Admit it: You love lists. C’mon, you know you’re reading every single “Best of 2012” piece, either nodding with the satisfaction of having your own opinions validated or boiling with anger   More
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW MUSIC STAFF

Album Review: Onuinu

Mirror Gazer (Bladen County Records)

Album Reviews
[DISCO-HOP] While similarities between Onuinu (aka Dorian Duvall) and such electro-pop luminaries as Youth Lagoon, oOoOO and Washed Out can be easily established, Mirror Gazer, Onuinu’s debut    More
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 SHANE DANAHER

Video: Onuinu, "Happy Home"

mirror gazer!

Behold! The new Onuinu video, wherein Dorian Duvall travels to the outer reaches of East Portland in search of tin foil and hard-boiled eggs, then uses his shopping list to create lightning and, presumably, time-travel. We hope you'll enjoy it. Andrew Sloan directed this little surrealist verite docu-drama (I studied film in college, but now I forget what all these words mean). Onuinu's Mirror ...   More
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Photo Review: Best New Band Showcase


Words by Casey Jarman, photos by Inger Klekacz.I'm not usually one to play favorites (is that a funny thing for a critic to say?), but this year's Best New Band showcase had to have been my favorite of all-time. Maybe that's because I went into it not having seen Onuinu or Pure Bathing Culture—both of whom were really, really good—in concert. Or maybe it was because this bill, against ...   More
Monday, May 14, 2012 CASEY JARMAN


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