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Communion / Il Delirio E La Mortalità Di Amore (Arachnidiscs Recordings)

by Richmond Avant Improv Collective

  • Deluxe limited edition RAIC 2xCD
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Double boutique numbered edition of "Communion" & "Il Delirio E La Mortalità Di Amore". Lino printed outer sleeve, stamped inner envelopes, hand-stamped CD-Rs, full-colour insert/poster.

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"Alternating between passages of calm and hectic fury .... intriguing and seductive." ~ The Wire

Two ecstatically mind-bending free-improv face-melters and esoteric soul-healers from RAIC (the Richmond Avant Improv Collective) in one 2-disc set.

Communion and Il Delirio E La Mortalità Di Amore are RAIC's 3rd and 4th albums, respectively. Ranging from traditional free-jazz combo improvisations to distorted noise jams and lush, global drones, the two albums span an impressive breadth of vision as well as offering an eclectic, yet unified, listening experience.


RAIC bio:

RAIC is the Richmond Avant Improv Collective. Founded in Richmond, VA. in September 2015 the collective has turned into a group featuring founders Samuel Goff and Abdul Hakim-Bilal. The group expanded in late 2016 adding Erik Schroeder and Zoe Olivia Kinney. Laura Marina rounds out the group joining in early 2018. The group has remained active playing shows in the Richmond area and has recorded 4 full length albums with the first "Lovers Never Leave" appearing in March, 2017 on Pennsylvania's Orb Tapes. "Love Lingers Like Poison In The Veins" followed in November 2017. The group plays multiple genres including avant garde, jazz, noise, post rock, classical, black metal, free jazz, film scores, etc. All of their performances whether live or in the studio are improvisational in nature sometimes structured based on mood or emotion and sometimes not. RAIC has been busy, simultaneously recording 4 albums the first of which "Symbiosis" will be released in April on Chicago's Lurker Bias label. The other 3 albums "Gestalt", "Multiplicity" and an unnamed film score album will be finished by summer 2018.



released March 16, 2018


"Communion" is the 3rd album by RAIC

Samuel Goff - Drums, Percussion, Vocals, Keyboards, Electronics
Abdul Hakim Bilal - Guitar, Vocals, Electronics
Erik Schroder - Alto Saxophone, Percussion, Flute, Keyboards
Zoe Olivia Kinney - Cello, Keyboards, Vocals

With guest musicians:
Tim Harding - Alto Saxophone
Nancy Kells - Vocals
Laura Marina - Vocals, Guitar, Percussion
Mishika Tshishimbi - Vocals
Kevin Knight - Bass
Hannah Marie Standiford - Vocals
Lucas Brode - Guitar

Mixed by Richard Schellenberg except "Dissonance" mixed by Laura Marina
"il Deliririo..." recorded live at Gallery 5 by Casey Canady


"Il Delirio E La Mortalità Di Amore" is the 4th album by RAIC

Samuel Goff - Drums, Percussion, Keyboards, Electronics, Vocals
Abdul Hakim Bilal - Guitar, Sampler, Electronics, Vocals, Mixing
Erik Schroeder - Keyboards, Alto Saxophone, Percussion, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Zoe Olivia Kinney - Cello, Keyboards, Vocals

With guest musicians:
Lucas Brode - Guitar
Richard Schellenberg - Keyboards
Hannah Marie Standiford - Vocals
Vlad Cuiujuclu - Guitar
Tim Harding - Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Ghaphery - Alto Saxophone
John Priestley- Vocals, Concept
Andy McGraw - Vocals, Guitar
Brandon Simmons - Vocals, Percussion
Nat Quick - Vocals
Brian Larson - Vocals, Percussion
Jess Zike - Vocals
Joe Limbus - Remixing, Guitar, Percussion

Recorded at Etching Tin Studios February 2017 - October 2017
Mixed by Richard Schellenberg

Except "Detuning Meditation"
Recorded by Casey Canady at Gallery 5 in Richmond, VA. July 9, 2017
Mixed by Richard Schellenberg at Etching Tin Studios September 16, 2017

Poster artwork "Untitled" by Amnee Jarushi 2017. Lino cut cover based on "Untitled" carved and printed by Jakob Rehlinger


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