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  1. SadEyes

    Snow Files of the Week

    Snow Files of the Week: "Capsules/A Mother Never Forgets/Mulder’s Memories" from "The X-Files: The Event Series", episode "Founder's Mutation" (2016). As the X-Files returned in 2016 so did Mark Snow. His music for the new episodes is familiar, but with enough new elements to keep it interesting. The score is more minimalistic overall, but nevertheless Mark wrote some wonderful themes. "Founder's Mutation" is the second episode of the event series. It evolves around a scientist who is experimenting on children with genetic anomalities to cure them. Scully and Mulder have visions of their son William, who is genetically different too. At the end of the episode Mulder fantasizes about his son William being grown up to schoolboy-age. He plays with him, builds a rocket and launches it and witnesses his abduction, just like he did with his sister. Back in reality Mulder looks at a photo of William. The music by Mark for this scene, "Mulder's Memories", is surely one of the most beautiful tracks of the event series. The tracks were taken from the 2CD set, released by La-La Land Records. The set is limited to 3.000 copies. Enjoy!
  2. SadEyes

    Snow Files of the Week

    Snow Files of the Week: "Big Yellow House/Exterminated" from "MillenniuM", episode "Pilot" (1996). When The X-Files went into its fourth season, Chris Carter's second show "MillenniuM" premiered. The first episode of "MillenniuM" gained the highest number of viewers FOX ever had for a pilot, the episode was even shown in selected theatres. The home of the Black family, the big yellow house, is a place of safety for Frank Black. Here he can provide his family with a normal life and keep them away from the dark world outside, at least he thinks he can. If you watch the show closely you will notice, that all the scenes, that play in or around the yellow house, have a certain golden glow, while the scenes in the real world have washed out colours. Mark uses the main theme from "MillenniuM" to create a haunting variation for the introduction of the yellow house. His soft and moody string pads, combined with the solo violin, create a place of peace, but also underlines the darkness waiting outside. The tracks are taken from the first volume of music from "MillenniuM", released by La-La Land Records. It was released in 2008 and sold out shortly after. In 2015, the volume was re-issued, limited to 1.000 copies. Enjoy!
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    Snow Files of the Week

    Snow Files of the Week: "Good Morning L.A./Jason's Theme" from the motion picture "Skateboard" (1978). This is a very early piece of music by Mark, back in the days, when he wasn't composing dark and moody electronic music yet. The music is very groovy and relaxed, perfect for a summer day on the beach. An album was released with the movie, which contains some tracks by Mark and 70's style Skateboard songs. It is only available on vinyl and audio cassette, maybe someday we will see a CD release too. Enjoy!
  4. SadEyes

    Snow Files of the Week

    Snow Files of the Week: Music from the tv movie "Street War" (1992). This tv movie was another entry in the "In the Line of Duty" series, a series, which took real police cases and made them into tv movies. It already has Mark's distinctive sound palette of atmospheric electronics and percussion. Mark also used the main theme of "Street War" again one year later in the episode "Gender Bender" from the first season of "The X-Files". Intrada released an album back then with music from several "In the Line of Duty" movies, scored by Mark. Enjoy!
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    Snow Files of the Week

    Snow Files of the Week: "Prologue/Main Title/The Boys Find The Cave/The Kiss/Happy Ending" from the tv movie THE LITTLE KIDNAPPERS (1990). For this Disney Channel production Mark again could get his hands on an orchestra. The "Main Title" begins with a solo flute and transforms into a wonderful, soaring piece of music. The theme presented here also makes its way into the rest of the score, with happy child adventures music like "The Boys Find The Cave". The score again shows Mark's abilities to create memorable music outside of the X-Files universe. The score was released, together with Mark's music for IN THE LINE OF DUTY: SMOKE JUMPERS, on the "Mark Snow Collection Volume 1" by Dragon's Domain Records. The CD is limited to 500 copies. Enjoy!
  6. SadEyes

    Snow Files of the Week

    Snow Files of the Week: "Bloody Jacuzzi/Old Files/Blood/Blood In The Loaf/Just Ashes And Bones" from The X-Files, episode "3" (1994). The father, the son and the unholy spirit. Three dark figures, maybe vampires, are on a killing spree. The episode begins with an elder businessman, who is seduced by a mysterious woman in his house in the Hollywood Hills, while there are fires burning in the canyon, illuminating the dark night. The track "Bloody Jacuzzi" again shows Mark as a master of beautiful piano themes. He also used this theme for the tv movie "Caroline at Midnight" from the same year. Mulder is investigating this case alone, since Scully was abducted the episode before. She now has become an X-File herself, as Mulder puts her file into the X-Files drawer ("Old Files"). One remarkable thing concerning this episode's music is the fact, that Mark uses the beginning of the X-Files theme here and there throughout the score. The theme itself is not featured that heavily in Mark's music for the show, so it's a special thing every time it is. The tracks are from the third volume of X-Files music, released by La-La Land Records. The set is limited to 3.000 copies. Enjoy!
  7. SadEyes

    Snow Files of the Week

    Snow Files of the Week: "Trying to connect/True Feelings" from the movie "Private Fears in Public Places" (2006). A score, that fits into the cold winter landscapes. It was the first collaboration between Mark and legendary french director Alain Resnais. Three more would follow until Resnais' passing in 2014. The movie tells the story of different people in Paris, looking for love in one way or another. The somber tone of it, with constant snowfall, gave Mark the opportunity to compose one of his most beautiful scores. The movie was at first temp-tracked with music from "The X-Files" and "MillenniuM" and it's no wonder that you hear similarities in Mark's final score. An album with the music from the movie was released by Buysoundtrax Records, limited to 1.000 copies. Enjoy!
  8. SadEyes

    Snow Files of the Week

    Snow Files of the Week: "The Smell of Zombies/The End of the Crusade" from the X-Files episode "Millennium" (1999). Chris Carter's second show "MillenniuM" ended before the year 2000 came along. So Carter and his team were looking for a way to bring the story of Frank Black and the MillenniuM Group to a closure. This happened with an X-Files/MillenniuM crossover in the seventh season of "The X-Files". As disappointing this crossover for many fans was (after three seasons of "MillenniuM" it ends with Mulder and Frank Black shooting zombies in a cellar), as outstanding was Mark's score for the episode. It gave him the opportunity to combine the mourning violin from "MillenniuM" with the soundscapes of "The X-Files". And as Mulder and Scully finally kiss while watching the celebration of the new year 2000 on TV, Mark introduces the traditional "Auld Lang Syne" into his score and a rare statement of the X-Files theme at the end of the scene. The music was released on the first limited 4-CD-Set of X-Files music from La-La Land Records, limited to 2.000 copies. Happy New Year!
  9. SadEyes

    Snow Files of the Week

    Snow Files of the Week: "Delete/Branches-Angels" from "MillenniuM", episode "Midnight of the Century" (1997). "Midnight of the Century" is the Christmas episode from the second season of "MillenniuM". It's been a fan favourite ever since, that fans keep rewatching over the holidays. The episode deals with the death of Frank Black's mother when he was a child and the broken relationship with his father. A very touching and moving episode, even for viewers who didn't watch every MillenniuM episode. Mark's music adds to the overall melancholic and magical feeling of the episode. He uses a soft theme for strings, combined with etheral choir sounds, to accompany Frank's quest into his past. The track "Delete" was already used in the X-Files episode "Emily". It got a slightly different arrangement for "MillenniuM" by Mark's music editor Jeff Charbonneau. The tracks are featured on the first volume of MillenniuM music by La-La Land Records, which is limited to 1.000 copies. Merry Christmas!
  10. SadEyes

    Snow Files of the Week

    I made this video seven years ago and to be honest, I can't remember which parts of the suites I used. 😁 But I guess you are right, I included all of them, just shortened them a little bit.
  11. SadEyes

    Snow Files of the Week

    Thank you so much, Darlene. 🙂 Snow Files of the Week: "Suite" from The X-Files, episode "Christmas Carol" (1998). For this season 5 episode of The X-Files, Mark composed a very haunting and sometimes eerie score. But I guess that's what it's like celebrating Christmas with Mulder and Scully. The music was released on a promotional disc first, which also contains music from the episode "Post-Modern Prometheus". Later, some of it was also featured on the first 4-CD-Box-Set from La-La Land Records, limited to 2.000 copies. One re-recorded track from "Christmas Carol" also found it's way onto the album MUSIC FROM THE X-FILES: 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, that was released by BUYSOUNDTRAX.COM. This CD is limited to 1000 copies and is also available digitally. The suite contains music from the promotional release, as well as music from the first 4-CD-Set. Enjoy!
  12. SadEyes

    Snow Files of the Week

    Snow Files of the Week: "Search your heart/Passing the Torch" from "Ernest Saves Christmas" (1988). And we continue the celebration of the Christmas spirit with two more tracks from Mark's Christmas score. Mark gets in the mood for Christmas with warm and lush strings and combines that with some big brass moments. While we're waiting for an offical release of this score, let's be happy that there is a promotional release with this wonderful music. Enjoy!
  13. SadEyes

    Life of a Comet

    Don't worry, I got the notification that I was mentioned here. 😄 The piece of of music is definately a track from Mark Snow's score for that episode. You can not only hear his trademark samples, that he also used in The X-Files, but the last third of the track "Headlights" from the first volume of MillenniuM music features some of the music that can be heard under Frank's narration. But the track itself from "Life of a comet" sadly hasn't been released on the two CD sets. The sets are also on Spotify, you can listen to the track "Headlights". A part of "Life of a comet" can be heard at around 02:00 minutes. Of course it is not exactly the same, but that's all there is.
  14. SadEyes

    Snow Files of the Week

    There is one copy up for sale on Ebay at the moment. 🙂 Ernest Saves Christmas Snow Files of the Week: "Santos Elves/The Way it was" from "MillenniuM", episode "Omerta" (1998). "Omerta" is the Christmas episode from the third season of "MillenniuM". The story evolves around two young women living in the woods, away from civilization. Their names are Lassa and Rose, Lassa has healing powers. For his score Mark used operatic vocal samples, providing a magical touch to the music. Mark mixes his brooding ambient music with the wonderful theme for Lassa and Rose, making "Omerta" one of the most outstanding scores in the three years run of "MillenniuM". The tracks can be found on the fist volume of music from "MillenniuM", released by La-La Land Records. The volume is limited to 1.000 copies. Enjoy!
  15. SadEyes

    Snow Files of the Week

    Snow Files of the Week: "Ernest Saves Christmas/Christmas Spirit" from the movie "Ernest Saves Christmas" (1988). It's that time of the year again and Mark Snow joins the celebration with this jolly score. Performed by an orchestra this score shows Mark in perfect Christmas spirit, very different from his more darker ambient stuff. The score hasn't been released officially yet, there is only a promotional CD out there. Maybe someday we'll see a proper release. Enjoy!
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