Chris Douglas

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O.S.T.
Birth name Chris Douglas
Also known as O.S.T.
Dalglish
Rook Valard
Wooli Bodin
Scald Rougish
Born (1974-08-04) August 4, 1974 (age 44)
Origin San Francisco
Genres Experimental
IDM
Ambient
Industrial
Electronic
Musique Concrete
Noise
Electro-acoustic
Avant-garde
Occupation(s) Musician
Composer
Songwriter
Programmer
Remixer
Disc jockey
Sound designer
Foley artist
Instruments Piano
Synthesizers
Drum machine
Electronics
Laptop computer
Guitar
Years active 1992 – present
Labels Isolate Records
Phthalo
Dial Records
Highpoint Lowlife
Record Label Records
Shitkatapult
Polyrhythmic
Emanate Records
Qlipothic
PAN
Associated acts The Church Steps
Website http://www.amhain.net

Chris Douglas (born 4 August 1974), known primarily for his work as O.S.T., is an electronic musician from San Francisco, California.[1] He is noted for helping develop the style of music that came to be known as IDM.[2][3][4]

History[edit]

Douglas was introduced to the all-night rave party scene in 1990. This inspired him to start to DJ and make tracks, and at just sixteen he began throwing the first Techno/Ambient parties in San Francisco.[5] At the age of 17, Douglas left for Detroit to find creative freedom. While there he worked with several of his heroes; Mike Banks of the fabled Underground Resistance and the late James Stinson of Drexciya.[6][7]

Adopting the pseudonym O.S.T., Douglas recorded his first EP for Detroit-based Switch Records in 1992.[8] This was the beginning of a 20+ year career spent pushing the boundaries of electronic music. He later explained to The Wire magazine “I have been alone since an early age and through my work I learned a lot about expression, humanity, emotions.”[9]

In 2002, Douglas was invited by Autechre to join them as support act on their Confield tour.[10] Following this, they also requested that he perform at the All Tomorrow's Parties festival they curated in April 2003.[11] Douglas relocated to Berlin following an undisclosed "tragic event" and has remained there ever since.[12]

2012 was a period of hyperactivity for Douglas; in the space of one year he released a double album and EP on Icasea,[13] compiled several DJ mixes,[14][15][16] performed live at Roskilde,[17] Exotic Pylon [18] and CTM Festivals,[19] self-released the album Onsime via his Amhain Bandcamp page,[20] and contributed a remix to Ektoise's Distortions album.[21]

Also known as[edit]

  • O.S.T.
  • Rook Vallade
  • Rook Valard
  • Dalglish
  • Scald Rougish
  • Wooli Bodin
  • Harry Rod

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

Remixes[edit]

Compilations[edit]

  • 1995 Mini-Compilation 1 - Rook Valard - "Creace" (Plug Research)
  • 1997 Alt.Frequencies.2: Disco Moonlight - Rook Valard - "Stochast" (Worm Interface)
  • 1998 Alternative Frequencies 3 - Rook Valard - "Intelligent Guess" (Worm Interface)
  • 2000 Alt. Frequencies 4 - Rook Valard - "Crowslish" (Worm Interface)
  • 2003 All Tomorrow's Parties 3.0 - O.S.T. - "DfDE" (ATP Recordings)
  • 2007 Club Transmediale 07 - O.S.T. - "Synken (Excerpt)" (rx:tx)
  • 2009 Strike 100 - Dalglish - "Inoktu" (Shitkatapult)

Videos[edit]

Equipment[edit]

Synth Drum Machine Sequencer Software
Yamaha DX7 Roland TR-606 Alesis MMT8 Logic Pro
Roland TB-303 Roland TR-808 PowerBook Digital Performer
Roland SH-101 Roland TR-707 Max/Msp
Roland MC-202 Roland R-8 Metasynth

Other projects[edit]

The Church Steps with Mike Donovan From The Sic Alps

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "O.S.T." Retrieved Jan 3, 2013.
  2. ^ "Secret Thirteen Mix 041 - Dalglish". Archived from the original on 2013-03-06. Retrieved Jan 3, 2013.
  3. ^ "The Wire Issue 333". Retrieved Jan 3, 2013.
  4. ^ "Scald Rougish - Bytreqw (CD)". Retrieved Jan 3, 2013.
  5. ^ "O.S.T." Retrieved Jan 3, 2013.
  6. ^ "Dalglish: "3.9.2004"". Archived from the original on 2012-05-10. Retrieved Jan 3, 2013.
  7. ^ "Dalglish - Benacah Drann Deachd" (PDF). Retrieved Jan 3, 2013.
  8. ^ "o.s.t. "waetka" compact disc". Retrieved Jan 3, 2013.
  9. ^ "Dalglish - Benacah Drann Deachd" (PDF). Retrieved Jan 3, 2013.
  10. ^ "Dalglish". Archived from the original on 2012-08-02. Retrieved Jan 3, 2013.
  11. ^ "ATP curated by Autechre - Line-Up". Retrieved Jan 3, 2013.
  12. ^ "o.s.t. "waetka" compact disc". Retrieved Jan 3, 2013.
  13. ^ "Scald Rougish". Retrieved Jan 3, 2013.
  14. ^ "∆ICASEA SELECT 030 - SCALD ROUGISH / DUBH OIDHCHE". Retrieved Jan 3, 2013.
  15. ^ "Secret Thirteen Mix 041 - Dalglish". Archived from the original on 2013-03-06. Retrieved Jan 3, 2013.
  16. ^ "Scald Rougish Set for Steam Room Icase Showcase (DL)". Retrieved Jan 3, 2013.
  17. ^ "DALGLISH (US)". Retrieved Jan 3, 2013.
  18. ^ "Exotic Pylon Hosts Festival". Retrieved Jan 3, 2013.
  19. ^ "O.S.T." Retrieved Jan 3, 2013.
  20. ^ "Onsime - Amhain". Retrieved Jan 3, 2013.
  21. ^ "EKTOISE Share Free Download of Mark Fell Remixes". Retrieved Jan 3, 2013.

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