ARC formed spontaneously in 2000 at a performance at The Ambient Ping, Toronto's long-running live ambient/experimental music series. ARC is a trio of Aidan Baker (guitars, flutes, tapeloops), Richard Baker (drumkit, percussion), & Christopher Kukiel (percussion). Their music is a mixture of Popul Vuh acoustic compositions, Pink Floyd's Ummagumma era, Voice of Eye or Subarachnoid Space..., with dense and organic drones and hypnotic ethnic rhythms. ARC's sound is centred on the melodic loops, textures, & samples provided by heavily-effected guitar & other melodic instruments. This is overlaid with tribal-esque rhythms provided by various percussive instruments; drum kit, djembe, tabla, wood blocks, etc. With this combination, they create a roiling tapestry of both rhythmic & ambient sound, a sound simulataneously prim(ev)al & avant-garde. ARC, regular performers in Toronto and Montreal, have released a number of cdr releases on such labels as Piehead Records, Worthy Records, and their own label Arcolepsy Records. Their release "The Circle is Not Round" with Italy's label A SILENT PLACE (SmallVoices sister label) is their debut CD release. The disc is packaged in a special cardboard digisleeve with varnished images. Limited edition of 800 copies.