Fresh on Francis Harris’ Kingdoms imprint comes Rasmus Juncker’s ‘Ophold’ - six tracks of sublime atmospheres and textures. The Danish musician, sound composer and DJ fits perfectly with the label’s aesthetic, joining the dots between ambient, leftfield electronica and modern classical. Juncker has a background in studying jazz drumming and has been playing improvised music within the jazz domain for many years. He also started to DJ at the age of 14 and was introduced to the world of electronic music production at the same time. When Rasmus started to think about his debut album he spent several months trying to find his own way to combine his favourite musical influences, improvisation, electronics and classical music. “Almost a year later”, Juncker says, “I went to a sensory deprivation floating tank in Copenhagen while researching for another performance and while I was lying there, floating in the water, deprived from most of my senses, I got the idea to do something drastic in my musical process. Philosophers like Immanuel Kant describe this deprived state as a mental ‘Cesura’, which became some sort of guideline for the album.