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, Abdul Hakim-Bilal with newer additions Erik Schroeder, Zoe Olivia Kinney and Laura Marina. The group has remained active playing shows in the Richmond area and has recorded 5 full length albums with the first "Lovers Never Leave" appearing in March, 2017. The group plays multiple genres including jazz, noise, post rock, classical, black metal, free jazz, avant garde, 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.