The Worcester Tapes presents recordings Mark Van Hoen made as a teenager in the 80s, after Mark moved to the historical English city. These tracks feature his first synthesizer and tape recorder, from 1983; tape loop experiments; and several tracks utilizing the Roland S-10, Mark’s first digital sampler. The tape opens with a recently rediscovered 30 minute ambient piece from 1987, “Fortified Hill.” All of these recordings were originally mastered on cassette, and all titles are released here on a physical format for the first and only time. A fascinating snapshot of Mark’s early music, made some 7-10 years before his first official releases. Edition of 150 copies.