quirky new 2019 project



BACK to my quirky synth and Electronica roots with a new 2019 four track EP released.

Review

13 NOV 2018 // A REVIEW BY ALEX MOULTON // SOURCE: MUZIC.NET.NZ 

Bender & Lies is the latest single from This Flight Tonight, and interestingly the fourth track released from the 2018 EP Nothing to Declare, despite being the opening track of the release.  

The track tows the line between raw Rock 'n Roll, and light-hearted Pop-Rock. Vocalist and principal songwriter Ralph Warren Engle a.k.a. Ralphe was a vocal style reminiscent of the Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner, 
more specifically the style in their 2013 hit Do I Wanna Know?  

Running at just over three and a half minutes, the track fits in with the mainstream formula for popular music, but still maintains a level of grittiness, keeping all of the string noise during chord changes in the mix.  

With multiple guitars but no deep resonating bass lines, the track maintains a light and bubbly feel, compounded by the airy reverbed tone of the vocals. Ralphe makes great use of minimal instrumentation that adds to the power of sections with extra guitars and the gradual builds.  

Light and consistently paced, Bender & Lies will make a great song to add to the roadtrip playlist for the coming Summer.

 

 

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NOTHING TO DECLARE
Songwriter / Vox / Guitars / Bass / Engineer:
Ralph Warren Engle
Co-Lyrics for 'Love Unwritten': Daniel Hawkes
Except Additional Lead Guitar: Graham Bell on Bender & Lies, Love Unwritten and Know This Feeling.
Drummer: Angus Grainger (all songs)
Artwork: Jan Brokoola
Investors: Ralphe, mdwh, and Bandcamp supporters.

PARADISE
All songs written by, Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar & Keys by Ralph Warren Engle
Tracks 1, 2 & 3: Lead Guitar - David Haslett / Drums: Marcelo Gonzalez
Tracks 4, 5 & 6: Lead Guitar - Andy Hanson / Drums: Mark Tomlinson
Bass Guitar Duties for each track:
Track 1, 2, 4 & 5: Ralph Engle, Track 6: Daniel Hawkes, Track 3: James McDonald
Engineer for tracks 1, 2, 3 & 4 - Ralph Engle
Engineer for tracks 4, 5 & 6 - Ran Steiner (Offtape UK)
Drums Tracking Engineer for tracks 1 & 3: Daniel Jung
Mastering Engineer: Sherman de Vries
Investors: Ralphe, Mdwh, Min Chen & Indiegogo fans.
Artwork: photograph of Ralphe by CRavlich, photoshop by Marcelo Gonzalez.

DOUBTING WORDS
All instruments and songs written, production, performance by Ralph Warren Engle.
Album Photography: Ralph Engle.
Investors: Ralphe, mdwh, and Bandcamp supporters.

DAYLIGHT
All songs written by - Ralph Warren Engle
All tracks arranged with
Lead Guitar - Andy Hanson
Bass - Daniel Hawkes
Drums - Mark Tomlinson
Engineer - Ran Steiner (Offtape UK)
Mastering - Erick Labson (Universal USA).
Guest Musicians: Piano on 'Daylight' - Matthew Redmond /
Extra Guitars on 'Lately' - Lorenzo Sillitto
(The Temper Trap). Effects on 'Lately' - David Edtmaier.
Artwork by: Alerrandre
Investors: Ralphe, Dan, Andy, Mark, Mdwh, Enodog, Kiki,
Aethena, Freger65 & Sellaband believers.

DEPARTURE LOUNGE
All songs written, produced and performed
by Ralph Warren Engle. Except:
Inception Love Song co-written with Stephen Albright.
Hold On music co-written with Greg Pienaar (chord progression).
Hopeless Eloping guest guitarist Chris Peter Grant.
Sense Defeat guest guitarist and arranger Shannon Coulomb.
Production & Mastering by Ralph Engle.
Artwork photography by Redmond.
Investors: Ralphe, mdwh, and Bandcamp supporters.



FRIENDLY FIRE
All songs written by Ralph Warren Engle. Except:
Track 2: Greg Pienaar & Ralph Engle
Tracks 5, 7: Chris Peter Grant & Ralph Engle.
Lead vocals by Ralph Engle
Tracks 1, 3: Guitar/Bass - Tom Fox
Keys - Marshall Smith / Drums - Rob Franks
Tracks 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 Guitar/Bass: Greg Pienaar, Extra Guitar: James Milton, Drums: Simon De Vere
Producer/Engineer - David Edtmaier
Mastered by Kenny MacDonald + Erick Labson (Universal USA). Artwork by: Dylan Martin.
Investors: Rita, Ray, Mdwh, Martijn Albering, Ralphe, Greg, James, Simon, Sellaband believers.

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