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imagine something yesterday

by The Pathfinders

  • Cassette

    This is a special 'black' edition of the 'imagine something yesterday' cassette that was previously released by The Tapeworm in April 2020 and has since sold out.

    The recordings were made in 1980–81 by Roger Cleghorn and Malcolm Garrett as The Pathfinders.

    This limited edition of just 53 copies is numbered and signed by Roger Cleghorn and Malcolm Garrett. The cassette insert is printed white on black card and personally signed and numbered in sliver.

    There are now fewer than 10 copies remaining of this strictly limited edition. They will not be repressed in this format.

    Each copy comes with a personal postcard from The Pathfinders and free digital download code.

    To purchase the digital download only please go to datworm.bandcamp.com/album/imagine-something-yesterday

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‘imagine something yesterday’ is a compendium of playful explorations with monophonic analogue synthesisers and distorted found sounds.

These audio experiments from the 15th floor of a tower block in the Isle of Dogs in London were captured directly on a reel-to-reel tape recorder over a period of a few months at the tail end of 1980 and the beginning of 1981. Further embellishments were made at Chelsea School of Art.

The equipment used included Yamaha CS-10, ARP Axxe, EMS VCS3, TEAC A-3340, Bang & Olufsen Beogram 1202 and Beolab 1700.

There are now fewer than 10 copies of this limited, signed & numbered edition.


released April 13, 2021

Digital resurrection by Stanley Gravett at Holy Mountain Studios.
Mastered by Simon Scott, SPS Mastering.

Cassette cover by Jane Plüer.
The Pathfinders logotype by Malcolm Garrett (after DRU).

The Pathfinders remain Roger Cleghorn and Malcolm Garrett.



The Pathfinders London, UK

Former art and design students at Manchester Polytechnic, The Pathfinders shared a flat together on the Isle of Dogs in London when these recordings were made in 1980-81 Malcolm was establishing his graphic design studio, Assorted iMaGes, on London’s Tottenham Court Road and Roger was studying for a Fine Art MA at Chelsea School of Art.

The Pathfinders remain Roger Cleghorn and Malcolm Garrett.
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