Transcendence is an alternative rock band formed by Ed Hale in 2000. The band is a musical collective of some of the most notable musicians from the Miami and New York music scenes. Members include Ed Hale (lead vocals and guitar), Fernando Perdomo (lead guitar and backing vocals), Roger Houdaille (bass guitar and backing vocals), Allan Gabay (keyboards), Ricardo Mazzi (drums) and Bill Sommer (drums). The band released three albums from 2002–2004, including the critically acclaimed Nothing Is Cohesive before taking a hiatus. There are two finished albums set for release in 2009 on the Dying Van Gogh record label.