The Alchemy Unit is an indie/psychedelic rock band formed by guitarist and songwriter Ash Umhey. It is also a vehicle for studio-based experimental music. The debut album Moon Strings on the Fringe was independently released in late 2006. It was followed by the expansive Eprouvette Ascenseur album in 2010. The Alchemy Unit performed many shows during this time, including the Rock the Resort Festival headlined by KRS-One, DJ Logic, Soulive, and New Riders of the Purple Sage. The band eventually took a hiatus and Ash performed and recorded with other artists including Plush Crustaceans, Venture Lift, and Les Bicyclettes Blanches in the Hudson Valley, New York, and Paris. The Alchemy Unit returned with the Time and Space album in 2014. The band is currently working on new material and rehearsing for upcoming shows.