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The man who calls himself Schmange is quickly becoming an international commodity. He began his career playing guitar for three years in the band Essex. Now he's out on his own...writing and recording wild guitar driven techno pop and teaching his techniques to others. This man already has offices in Canada and England...and more are probably on the way.
Phase IV Chronicles is a mind-blowing double CD set featuring an impressive collection of 31 compositions. The tunes go all over the place...but the one constant is the incredible guitar playing. Listening to this double album, it's no wonder that so many people are looking to Schmange for guidance. Free flowing and upbeat, these tracks are as slick and professional as anything we've heard on any label...independent or major... As a word of warning, however, this is a lot of material to take in at one sitting...so be forewarned.
Extremely well orchestrated. (Rating: 5)

-LMNOP Reviews - -LMNOP Reviews


WOW!...that was incredible, i can't believe i'm hearing this on garageband, you should be with a record label. Good mood! Goooood beats. I loved the break beats that you used, and how they over lapped. It sounded like someone was mixing throughout the song. And the guitar at the end was bad ass. How did you get such a real sound, was it a sample or, someone playing live, or did a program create it? Unbelieveable. you get a 5! please, keep it up.
Extra Credit: Drums, Beat, Coolest Chill-Out Track.
- djxergonic Atlanta, Georgia March 30th, 2005Ê - - djxergonic Atlanta, Georgia



Phase IV has a handful of compositions worthy of booty shaking and head banging.
- Philip Stone, SplendidEzine.com - Philip Stone, SplendidEzine.com


OUTSTANDING Electronic/Techno high energy music
- RadioIndy.com Gold Artist Award - - RadioIndy.com Gold Artist Award


Awards!
Track of the Day on 1Dec2004 in Pop/Rock
#2 Best Male Vocals in Techno, all-time
#5 Best Female Vocals in Techno, all-time
#10 Best Guitars in Techno, all-time
#3 Best Drums in Techno, all-time
#4 Best Bass in Techno, all-time
#25 Best Keyboards in Techno, all-time
#9 Best Production in Techno, all-time
#1 Best Lyrics in Techno, all-time
#5 Best Melody in Techno, all-time
#12 Best Mood in Techno, all-time
#4 Potential Soundtrack in Techno, all-time
Track of the Day on 27Dec2004 in Techno
Track Of The Week on 24Jan2005 in Techno
Best Guitars in Techno, week of 10Jan2005
Best Guitars in Techno, week of 17Jan2005
Best Mood in Techno, week of 10Jan2005
Rocking Track in Techno, week of 3Jan2005
Rocking Track in Techno, week of 10Jan2005
Best Dance Track in Techno, week of 10Jan2005
Track of the Day on 28Dec2004 in Techno
Best Guitars in Techno, week of 3Jan2005
Best Melody in Techno, week of 3Jan2005 - GarageBand.com


Discography

The Dark
http://www.cdbaby.com/schmange

PhaseIV Chronicles
http://www.cdbaby.com/schmange2

Streaming and song purchases:
http://www.schmange.com/schmangesongpurchase.html

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Bio

Kevin Taylor's musical career began as a lead guitar player, touring the U.K. with the ground-breaking alternative band 'Essex'. With 'Schmange', he has formed a Rock Band which comprises not only an extraordinary blend of electrifying Rock and Techno, but a light and stage show that is guaranteed to blow your socks off.
Besides his studio work and touring, Kevin currently has more than 300 advanced guitar lessons on his official website "schmange.com" and the #1 sight for beginner to advanced guitarists "guitartricks.com.
His sites currently have over 5 million hits per month and a growing fan-base of over almost 200,000 signed members.

WHAT THE PRESS ARE SAYING...

OUTSTANDING Electronic/Techno high energy music

- RadioIndy.com Gold Artist Award

OK, do you like techno and rock guitar fused together? If not, move on to the next review. If you do, or you're not sure because you've never heard any thing like it, then you need to check out Schmange on his CD release PhaseIV Chronicles. Generally using hard-edged techno as a base, Schmange layers his guitar sounds (rooted in '70s and '80s rock) over the top, achieving a kind of dramatic, David Gilmour feel. In fact, if you like say, Tangerine Dream, modern sounds and Gilmour's work, you'd feel right at home. Tracks such as "MoogBoog" are more hard rock than techno, allowing for more of a guitar hero approach - thus sucking in even more guitar fans. Got to hand it to Schmange, he's doing a great job trying to appeal to a wider base here with his compositions. An 'A' for creativity as well.

-Guitar9Records

The man who calls himself Schmange is quickly becoming an international commodity. He began his career playing guitar for three years in the band Essex. Now he's out on his own...writing and recording wild guitar driven techno pop and teaching his techniques to others. This man already has offices in Canada and England...and more are probably on the way. Phase IV Chronicles is a mind-blowing double CD set featuring an impressive collection of 31 compositions. The tunes go all over the place...but the one constant is the incredible guitar playing. Listening to this double album, it's no wonder that so many people are looking to Schmange for guidance. Free flowing and upbeat, these tracks are as slick and professional as anything we've heard on any label...independent or major... As a word of warning, however, this is a lot of material to take in at one sitting...so be forewarned. Extremely well orchestrated. (Rating: 5)

-LMNOP Reviews

Phase IV has a handful of compositions worthy of booty shaking and head banging.

- Philip Stone, SplendidEzine.com

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

VOCAL What an amazing vocal, deep, rich timbre. The tones are similar to Simple Minds with a boost to the vocals on the dark side.
Addition of female vocals that are as powerful as male vocals.
Drums: Are those real? They are to the point of perfection.
Arrangement: Clean, dynamic, arranged like a well written story with intrigue, interest, surprises and well rounded characters. Catapulted into another dimension, or at least a movie set. Very nice bass line keeping this funky groove. This is a smart tune. Tasteful pockets of sound and of space. Production that shouldn't be touched.

WOW!...that was incredible, I can't believe I'm hearing this on garageband, you should be with a record label. Good mood! Goooood beats. I loved the break beats that you used, and how they over lapped. It sounded like someone was mixing throughout the song. And the guitar at the end was bad ass. How did you get such a real sound, was it a sample or, someone playing live, or did a program create it? Unbelieveable. you get a 5!
please, keep it up.
Extra Credit: Drums, Beat, Coolest Chill-Out Track.
- djxergonic Atlanta, Georgia March 30th, 2005Ê