The Wire


Below The Radar 06

Track 5


from the release Benacah Drann Deachd

Berlin based Chris Douglas (aka OST/Rook Vallard) was raised in the California Bay Area. Introduced to the all-night rave scene in the early 1990s, he worked with the Spacetime Crew to organise the first Techno/Ambient parties in San Francisco, which played host to guests including Ritchie Hawtin and µ-Ziq. In 1992 Douglas moved to Detroit and recorded his first EP, Basilar, under the name OST. His debut album Death Notice was released on Phthalo in 1998.
In 2002 Douglas opened for Autechre on the US leg of the Confield tour. Autechre also invited Douglas to perform at All Tomorrow’s Parties, which resulted in a relocation to Berlin in 2004. Benacah Drann Deachd is a collection of unreleased Dalglish tracks recorded between 2001–2011.