AL1CE is a multimedia performing arts rock group that fuses dance, surrealist art, video, world music, electronica and rock into a veritable broth of sound and vision.
The music began as a collaboration between Gordon Bash, Tash Cox, and Scott Landes, all members of Mankind Is Obsolete, who began forging their vision of creating a surreal sound and bringing in their influences of Pink Floyd, Tool, Queen, and new wave and electronic music into a fusion that grew organically during early jam sessions between the three original members. The concept of AL1CE was conceived by the trio on an excursion to Joshua Tree, a desert park dotted by silhouettes of cacti, a rugged terrain, and the foundation from which their imaginations were able to spark and ignite. Their ultimate vision included theatrical elements, and AL1CE began to branch out to collaborate with Sypher Arts Studios, an artist collective that put on the Labyrinth Masquerade Ball, the largest masquerade ball in North America. This collaboration would set the foundation for AL1CE to become the musical part of an immersive show.