February 2021, two more tracks recorded this month, mixed and mastered with two more on the go. Paul also produced Matt Johnson "a better way" a charity single which will have a sample put onto Matts Page later in the month after release.
January 2021. As the Pandemic bites further Les and Paul Have completed two tracks Elaine and 1929 and are currently completing the third track Breeze Block Meadows.
December 2020 / January 2021 Paul and Les have started recording a lockdown album, sharing files between studios (Telford Trench Studio and Les's own studio in Cheslyn Hay Staffordshire) and remotely writing and creating a 12 track album without actually meeting up to discuss or record together. should be an interesting project using presonus studio gear.
June 2020, Lockdown remix album due for release in December, contains all recordings made by Seagull Music and Bluebone records since 1982, available on DVD audio.
2020 January February March. Filming and completion of the Empty Rooms Promo Video, completion of the paysage de reve album, the release of Ode to Beth Matt Johnson and the recording of Joe Simmons has led to a very busy quarter so far this year. Filming for Matt Johnson starts in April and a new Les Aston Album will also start in April chop chop busy busy work bang.
November 2019:- Busy Busy Busy. completing the Paysage de Reve recording sessions ready for Mastering and release late December early January. Spent the last week in the studio recording Matt Johns new EP "Ode to Beth". Four tracks completed so far mixed and mastered ready for release in January. Early meeting with Alexis Newton French to start recording her new Album.
One track left to go on Dave and Pauls Album before final Mix and Master then ready to release mid January 2020.
May - June and through to October:- Paul and Dave are currently working on their third album titled at the moment as "Paysage de Reve" Tabitha Newton-Ffrench joins the team as artist and designer of the new album package. Tabithas work will be featured on her page on this site:- https://www.pauledgemusic.com/Tabitha-Newton-Ffrench.php or click button below:-
December 2018 January February 2019. Back from another wonderful break in Cornwall over Christmas,Lots happening at the moment, Louisa Warburton and Dave Lowe in the studio recording some material to complement a some gigs planned for the spring summer of 2019.,Les and Paul recording Strange Tales for a May Release 2019. ,Danny Fleetwood completing his EP
November to December 2018:- New Album Strange Tales being recorded currently at the Trench and Various selected studios around the UK. Les and Paul both confirm that recording will resume as soon as Les has recovered from his recent illness. Photos below taken earlier this year, but progress on mastering on already recorded material is keeping Paul busy in between other recording production projects.
May - October 2018:- Started to record Strange Tales a collection of mainly instrumental pieces written for Video projects but were valid to go on an album to complement the linkages of story lines. Les became unwell during the recording but is recovering and recording will recommence in December and January. Several studios have been used so far and Paul is currently mixing and mastering the completed material in between a busy production period. In October the Trouvaille album was released in China and is available anywhere in world now on Spotify / Amazon / iTunes etc etc. We thank our Japanese and Chineselisteners for taking us into their hearts.
January February and March 2018, recommenced recording with Les but the March deadline we set ourselves is looking a little tight now, Paul set to go to the Caribbean for some light inspiration and visiting a few of the Islands and Les Away it might be a couple of months before we complete. Paul is producing a few other projects as well during this time.
November, December off relaxing not muchrecording done on the new album.
September October a Journey to Poland was good inspiration for a couple of new tunes which myself and Les have just completed. Looking good for a March release at this rate.
June July August - Travelling again mainly in the UK but freshly back from the Mediterranean and North Africa myself and Les have started to record and complete a number of tracks for the album
May 2017. Had a great couple of days recording a new piece called Haunting me, Although I have written the words and the music I need Steve and Lesto do the usual and complete some new lyrics and a new guitar Solo, for those allowed the tune is on the site in the secure area
March April 2017 :- Started version of From the Beginning Greg Lake cover, Completed over Easter week studio Vocal set upnow complete. Completed Lucky man end of April
February March 2017:- Not so Famous last words with the *** as part of project for "When Coal was King" album Edge Shirley Fryer Copyright 2017. Les Aston is now engaged on contributing to the musician line up.
February 2017 - Paul, Steve Shirley and Pete Fryer have started to work on early negotiations for Music for a Film Project "Not so Famous Last Words" being the working Title and very early rough version is available on the home page.
January 21st - 30th 2017:- Several drum files now completed and mastered.
January 5th-20th2017:- Started work on solo project again and Steve Shirley co project sharing studio files in secure area.
December :- spent Christmas period in Cornwall for a superb break
14th-16th November :- Studio set up for solo project, mainly acoustic, 2 backing tracks completed
4th - 5th November :- revamp and rebuild of MIDI setup in the studio to enable a better Video sync
1st November to 6th November :- completed backing track samples for several ongoing projects for video sync and timing set
30th October 2016:- Started work on Steve Shirley's Sister Maria, Backing Track of Drums and Accoustic Guitar.