Schmange - Phase IV Chronicles (Independently released double CD) 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 OUTSTANDING Electronic/Techno high energy music - 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 Schmange's musical career began touring Canada performing with the ground-breaking band Essex. For the last 5 years, his studio tricks and techniques have been published on the GuitarTricks.com website. He currently has more than 300 advanced lessons, over half a million hits and a growing fan-base of over 100,000 signed members.