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    Alexander
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    Nuremberg, Germany

What I like about Millennium

  • Favorite Millennium Episodes
    Midnight of the Century
  • Favorite Millenium Characters
    Frank Black
  • Favorite Millennium Writers
    Glen Morgan & James Wong
  • Favorite Millennium Directors
    Dwight Little
  • Favorite Millennium Seasons
    All!

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  1. Well, Chris Carter thinks about bringing back MillenniuM for years now, but nothing really happens. I guess nobody at FOX is interested in doing a revival of that show. It's so sad that the show is almost forgotten now outside the fan base. The DVD box sets are out of print now for many years and a blu-ray version is long overdue, but nothing is happening. Not even for the show's 20th anniversary last year, so it seems that really no one cares about the show at FOX anymore.
  2. Snow Files of the Week

    Snow Files of the Week: "Cortege" (1999/2002) from the "Cold Spring" sampler "The Chamber". Here we have a very rare occasion, where Mark didn't compose for a movie or a tv series. The track "Cortege" was supposed to be an appetizer for an all non-movie album called "Death...be not proud", consisting entirely of new compositions by Mark. The release date was set for spring of 1999, there was even a tracklist (Intonation, Cortege, If Hitler Had Autism, Mr Jones, Quietude and Colonel Parkinson). But apparently, that never happened, at least I coulnd't find anything concerning the album. It's not even listed on the label's website. The only thing, that was released, seems to be this track. I sent a message to the label and got a very surprising response. Mark indeed started working on the album, but he had more and more soundtrack work on his hands, that he just didn't have the time to continue working on this album. The label still has a master for the album with a running time of 25 minutes. The track shows Mark in his dark ambient mode. This is for all those dark-and-moody-loving X-Files fans. Enjoy!
  3. Snow Files of the Week

    Snow Files of the Week: "Threnody in X/Quitting/Plague (Alternate Segment)" from the movie "The X-Files - Fight the Future" (1998). For the first X-Files motion picture, Mark took his electronic soundscapes and put them into orchestral music. He even surprised the producers, when he conducted his music, because for them he was just the "synthesizer guy". Some bits of the films score also appear in the tv show, like in the final episode of season five, "The End". A score album was released with the movie. Sadly it has some sound issues. The stereo channels are reversed, which leads to an overall muffled and flat sound. By the end of last year, La-La Land Records released an expanded album of the score, which not only solved the sound problems of the original release, but there is also more music on it and a very informative booklet with not one, not two, but three interviews with Mark. This release is limited to 3.000 copies. Enjoy!
  4. Snow Files of the Week

    Snow Files of the Week: "Green Goo Chase/The Wells Brain" from "The X-Files", episode "The Erlenmeyer Flask" (1994). This season one finale is one of the most iconic X-Files episodes. And Mark does his very best to hold the viewer (and listener) at the edge of their seat. The two tracks show Mark in action mode, as well as his haunting suspense music. The two tracks were released on the first set of X-Files music from La-La Land Records, which is now sold out. But it was re-released limited to 2.000 copies. Enjoy!
  5. Snow Files of the Week

    Snow Files of the Week: "Love Is Blind/Our Great Loss" from the motion picture "You ain't seen nothing yet" (2012). "You ain't seen nothing yet" marked the third collaboration between Mark and french director Alain Resnais. "Love Is Blind" starts with an ethereal choir, before descending into dark suspense mode. The track "Our Great Loss" plays at the end of the movie, presenting the main theme in full beauty. Strangely Mark's sampled violin was replaced in the film mix with a real violin, but the album only contains the sampled violin sounds. The score album was released digitally and as a 2CD set (paired with the second Snow/Resnais collaboration "Les Herbes Folles" aka "Wild Grass") in France. This 2CD set is already very rare and hard to find. Enjoy!
  6. Snow Files of the Week

    Snow Files of the Week: "Gehenna Part I/Dylan/Gehenna Part II" from "MillenniuM", episode "Gehenna" (1996). And we continue our journey into the dark world of "MillenniuM". "Gehenna" is the second episode of the first season. The word "Gehenna" is hebrew and means "Hell". In this episode, written by Chris Carter, the leader of a death cult burns his victims inside a giant industrial oven. Mark uses the melody of the main theme pretty often within his score. "Gehenna Part I" begins with a beautiful rendition of the theme, as Frank Black covers up his daughter Jordan in the bed. The music follows a colleague of Frank as he discovers the industrial oven and almost gets burned in it himself. The track "Dylan" plays in the interrogation scene, when Frank talks to a young man about the "face of the beast" and the "red rain". "Gehenna Part II" marks the final scene of the episode, when Frank is in the hospital with his wife Catherine, telling her that he is unsure of whether the "bad man" ever can be caught. Those tracks were released on the second volume of "MillenniuM" music by La-La Land Records. The 2CD set is limited to 2.000 copies. Enjoy!
  7. Snow Files of the Week

    Thank you, Darlene. Snow Files of the Week: "Tender Time/Big Finish/End Title" from the movie "Jake Speed" (1986). It´s time for more cheesy 80's action! "Jake Speed" was one of the first complete electronic scores by Mark. His score has everything you love (or hate) about 80's action music. Nevertheless it's lots of fun and pretty groovy. An album was released back then by Varese Sarabande on Vinyl. Some years ago the album was re-released by BUYSOUNDTRAX.COM on CD. It is limited to 1.000 copies and still available. Enjoy!
  8. Snow Files of the Week

    Snow Files of the Week: "Ray/Pulling the Plug" from "The X-Files", episodes "Requiem" and "4-D". We continue our journey through the archives of Mark's X-Files music. "Ray" is a piece of music from the final episode of season seven, "Requiem". Once again Mark shows his talent for writing wonderful piano themes. It was the last episode of the show to feature Agent Mulder on a regular basis. "Pulling the Plug" accompanies the final scenes of season nine's episode "4-D". When a killer, who can travel between two parallel universes, shoots the other universes' Agent Doggett in the head, Doggett makes the decision not to keep his life supporting system running. Agent Monica Reyes shuts off the machines in the hospital at the end of the episode and Doggett dies peacefully. Mark's haunting piano music is mixed with an almost breathing-like sound, matching the sound of the machines. This tracks are featured on the second volume of X-Files music from La-La Land Records. The volume is limited to 3.000 copies. Enjoy!
  9. Snow Files of the Week

    Snow Files of the Week: "Memories of Youth/Motiv-8/Rectal Palpitation" from the tv show "The Lone Gunmen" (2001). The short-lived X-Files spin-off had a much brighter mood and was more into humour. David Duchovny did a special guest apperance on the show and after it was canceled it got its conclusion in the ninth season episode "Jump the shark" of the X-Files. Mark's music was also more light-hearted, combining wacky comedy with dark suspense and spy music. Musical highlights from the show were released by La-La Land Records, together with music from the fourth Chris-Carter-Show "Harsh Realm". The CD is sold out. Enjoy!
  10. Snow Files of the Week

    Snow Files of the Week: "Ending", from the IMAX feature "UFO - The Truth Is Here" (2001). Mark's music for this IMAX movie assembles the mood and sounds of his early X-Files music. Dark, ambient drones and mystical soundscapes guide the listener into the world of the unknown. The CD was only available at IMAX theatres in Sweden, where the movie was playing and is now a very hard to find collector's item. Enjoy!
  11. Snow Files of the Week

    Snow Files of the Week: "Prologue/Ride To Roswell/Call To Mulder" from "The X-Files", episode "My Struggle" (2016). Production of the new season, that will hit the screens in 2018, has already begun. As with last year's limited event series, there will only be two episodes evolving around the story arc. The remaining episodes will be stand-alone episodes again. While Mark Snow often used the stand-alone episodes to experiment musically, the story arc episodes had the musical concept pretty much set. The music is minimalistic, with some little musical motifs. This is also true for "My Struggle", the first episode of the limited event series. The music is very percussive with its pulsating rhythms. This concept was further developed by Snow in the final episode of the event series, "My Struggle II". The music from the limited event series was released on a 2CD set by La-La Land Records, limited to 3.000 copies. Enjoy!
  12. Snow Files of the Week

    Snow Files of the Week: Music from "Ghost Whisperer", episode "Leap of Faith" (2009). For the show's full five season run, Mark provided his distinctive sound to it. During the five years, he wrote some wonderful themes, that are most of the time heard at the end of each episode. "Leap of Faith" is an episode from the fourth season of the show. Mark got nominated for an Emmy for the episode's music. Unfortunately no music from "Ghost Whisperer" by Mark was released officially yet. The rights to the show are divided between several studios (like Paramount and Touchstone), which makes it very difficult to get something released. Mark himself said that there already have been attempts to clear the rights for a release, but the negotiations didn't work out yet. This little Suite combines several tracks of music from the episode. Enjoy!
  13. Snow Files of the Week

    Snow Files of the Week: "Trickster/The Wound" from the tv show "Harsh Realm" (1999). After "MillenniuM" Chris Carter started his third tv show, while "The X-Files" were still on air. "Harsh Realm" sadly missed to create an audience, that would keep the show running. It was cancelled before the first season was over. In the seventh season of "The X-Files", episode "Sein und Zeit", the father of the little girl Amber Lynn LaPierre is actually watching "Harsh Realm" on tv early in the episode. Mark looked for a slightly different approach to the Virtual Reality plot of the show and came up with more industrial soundscapes for the show. But this doesn't mean he skipped his melodic talent. These two tracks are the perfect example. Mark combines an etheral choir sound with his spheric tunes, performing a haunting variation of the main theme he composed. Music from "Harsh Realm" was released by La-La Land Records, paired with music from "The Lone Gunmen". The CD was limited to 2.000 copies and is sold out. Enjoy!
  14. Snow Files of the Week

    Snow Files of the Week: Suite from "Mulder and Scully meet the Were-Monster", from The X-Files: The Event Series (2016). This is the third episode of the limited event series. Written and directed by Darin Morgan, the story about a lizard man, that gets bitten by a human, which turns himself into a human, heads back to the more ironic episodes of the show. It is also the episode that has the least music of all the new episodes. There are only about 17 minutes of music, broken down into several short pieces, most of them under a minute long. That's why it was decided to make a suite out of several tracks for the 2 CD release by La-La Land Records. The 2 CD set is limited to 3.000 copies. Enjoy!
  15. Snow Files of the Week

    Thanks, Darlene. :) Snow Files of the Week: "Burn Baby Burn/I'm Ready" from the tv show "Smallville" (2001/2011). These two tracks show Mark's different abilities of scoring the show. You have beautiful piano work, harsh action music and soft heroic moments. An album was released digitally, followed by a 2-CD set from La-La Land Records, containing more music than the digital release. The album also contains music by Louis Febre from the later seasons. The 2-CD set is limited to 3.000 copies. Enjoy!
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