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Artist Details: ARC

formed spontaneously in 2000 at a performance at The Ambient Ping, Toronto’s long-running live ambient/experimental music series.

ARC’s sound is centered 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 simultaneously prim(ev)al & avant-garde.

ARC is nominally a trio made up of Aidan Baker, Richard Baker, & Christopher Kukiel, but they often expand their ranks & have performed collaboratively with a variety of performers: Pholde/Knurl, Unravelled Brown Cassette Tape Lying On A Freeway, The Blameshifter, Building Castles Out of Matchsticks, cheryl o & others. For a performance history, please see the list


Releases and items by ARC

GLASSINE 1 by ARC CD: $12.00

ARC: GLASSINE 1

A Silent Place

Tracklist 1 Glisten 12:25 2 Glace 16:22 3 Glascular 14:56 4 Glower 16:07 Credits Drums [Drumkit], Percussion - Richard Baker (2) Guitar, I...


the Circle is Not Round by ARC CD: $12.00

ARC: the Circle is Not Round

a silent place

Tracklist 1 The Endless Sequence Of Life And Death 16:25 2 The Circle Is Not Round 12:31 3 Desire Is Suffering 12:00 4 Prajna 17:00 Credits...


Arkhangelsk by ARC

ARC: Arkhangelsk

Epidemie Records

ARC: Arkhangelsk Drums [Drumkit], Percussion - Richard Baker (2) Guitar, Flute, Percussion, Drums [Drumkit] - Aidan Baker Percussion, Electronics ...


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