Angular Recording Corporation was conceived in the June 2003 by two young men both called Joe: "Whilst wandering in a park in South London, we discovered an obsolete 'Triangulation Station' that belonged to the Ordnance Survey. We took this as a sign that they should also attempt to 'plot a map', albeit a musical one rather than a geographic one. We took the name Angular (and the acronym ARC) from the glossary on the O.S. website. Angular is not to do with guitar sounds or haircuts. It represents our interest in elementary geometry."