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    Alexander
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    All!
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    Midnight of the Century
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    Frank Black
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  1. La-La Land Records is celebrating its 16th birthday. And because of that they offer a 16% bargain on every order. Just in case someone wants to save money on the two MillenniuM volumes. 😉
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    Snow Files of the Week

    Snow Files of the Week: "People & UFO's/ Life Among The Sun's Family" from the score to the IMAX feature "UFO - The Truth Is Here" (2001). This is a very rare piece of music by Mark, since the album was only available at IMAX theatres in Sweden. The music assembles the best parts of Mark's ambient music for the early X-FILES-Seasons (no surprise considering the subject matter). The CD is a very rare collector's item, since it was never available for sale online and is now very hard to find. Enjoy!
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    Snow Files of the Week

    I found it on the Amazon marketplace. Snow Files of the Week: "Titles/Sadie tells about Tate" from the tv movie "Helter Skelter" (2004). For this movie about Charles Manson and his "family", Snow composed a very dark and brooding score. Dark ambient soundscapes, combined with tender moments and a hauntig female solo voice. The CD was released by Buysoundtrax Records, limited to 1000 copies. Enjoy! 
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    Snow Files of the Week

    You're welcome. I really enjoyed the movie, although it's pretty melancholic. But that's what I like about it. As far as I know the movie wasn't dubbed. Even here in Germany the movie isn't available on DVD, I got the British DVD, which has the movie in its original french language with englisch subtiltes on it. Snow Files of the Week: Suite from The X-Files episode "Post-Modern Prometheus" (1997). For this episode, Snow composed a very unusual score. The main theme, a circus-dance-music-piece, is something, that you would expect from Danny Elfman, not from Snow. But Mark combines this music with a more somber tone for the grief of "The Great Mutato", who is looking for something we all do: Love. And during Mutato's speech at the end of the episode, Mark again uses a piece of Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" within his score. This specific piece can also be heard in the MillenniuM episode "Lament". The music was released as a promotional disc at first, later it got an offical release on La-La Land Records' first volume box of The X-Files music. There is also a single disc with music from The X-Files, that was released last year by BUYSOUNDTRAX.COM. "The X-Files 20th Anniversary" contains music from various seasons of the show, including the "Post-Modern Prometheus" music as a re-recording. The CD is limited to 1000 copies and is also available digitally. Enjoy!
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    Snow Files of the Week

    It's a strange but wonderful movie. Marguerite has red hair, as you can see on the cover. 😉 It is of course also the poster image. The movie opens with a shot of grass growing in the streets, between stones and concrete. This wild grass image resembles that nature always finds a way to create the impossible. This also fits the relationship between the two main characters.
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    Snow Files of the Week

    Snow Files of the Week: "My beautiful airplane/Love Comfort/That's Melancholy" from "Les Herbes Folles (aka "Wild Grass", 2009)". The movie marked the second collaboration between Alain Resnais and Mark Snow (after "Private Fears in Public Places"), two more would follow. The score is melancholic, supporting the beautiful and sometimes strange movie perfectly. The album is available digital and got a very limited release on double CD (together with the third Resnais/Snow collaboration "You ain't seen nothing yet") in France. Enjoy!
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    Snow Files of the Week

    Snow Files of the Week: "Overlooking Tradition/The Challenge/Chain Gang" from "Harsh Realm" (1999). The short-lived Chris Carter show of course also had a musical score by Mark Snow. His approach was more industrial than on the other Carter shows "The X-Files" and "MillenniuM". But nevertheless he wrote some very haunting tunes for that show, too. The score was released on CD by La-La-Land Records, paired with Mark's music for the X-Files spin-off "The Lone Gunmen". The CD is sold out. Enjoy! 
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    Snow Files of the Week

    Snow File of the Week: "Love Theme (aka "Rose's Theme")/Memories" from "Conundrum". While still working on the second season of the X-Files, Mark Snow composed the score for this 1995 tv thriller. It's got some of Mark's familiar X-Sounds, combined with haunting female vocals. The album was released by Buysoundtrax Records, limited to 1000 copies. Enjoy!
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    Snow Files of the Week

    Snow Files of the Week: "A Message of Faith" from "Night Sins" (1997). Of course, the score has the familiar sounds, that we already know from Mark's work on "The X-Files" and "MillenniuM". "Night Sins" has a beautiful main theme, which gets its finest presentation in this track. Mark also added etheral choir work to it and showed again, that he indeed can write beautiful piano themes. The album was released by BSX Records and is limited to 1000 copies. 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!
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    HDTV Frank

    An old topic, I know, but I recently read a very interesting article (it's in german, sorry) about why so many tv shows of the 90's aren't released on Blu-ray or at least in an HD format. As you might know, most of the tv shows from the 90's were shot on film, not on video. The original film negatives could be transfered to HD, that's possible and has happened already, for example THE X-FILES being released on Blu-ray, since the film negative has an HD resolution. But here is the thing: Even popular shows like all the STAR TREK shows from the 90's were shot on film, but were transfered to video afterwards, because it was easier to deal with in post-production. Of course nobody thought about HDTV in the 90's, yet alone UHD. The video format has just an SD resolution, no HD possible. So in order to release a show like STAR TREK VOYAGER on Blu-ray you would have to hunt down the original film negatives, if they still exist that is, restore them, clean them up and do it again for every single episode. The next issue are the special effects. By the mid-90's most special effects were done with CGI. These effects were of course only produced and rendered in the 4:3 SD format, since this was the tv standard back then. When Paramount produced the Blu-ray set for STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION they re-created every special effect shown in the episodes, simply to get it to the HD format. A lot of effort and a lot of money were put in this project, but the sales were disappointing. Robert Meyer Burnett also said that an HD remaster of STAR TREK VOYAGER would mean four years of work, with costs around 20 million dollars. So this won't happen anytime soon, especially after the disappointing sales of THE NEXT GENERATION. The article also mentions BABYLON 5. The show was also shot on film in the 16:9 format, but the effects were also just produced for the 4:3 SD format. When they released the show in the 16:9 format, they couldn't re-create the effects, because the original effect datas got lost over the years. So they simply zoomed into the picture every time there was an effect shot, which resulted in blurred images. Which leads us back to MillenniuM. The show was also shot on film, even in the 16:9 format, including season one. You can see some scenes from the first season in the 16:9 format in seasons 2 and 3. The reason why it isn't out on Blu-ray yet might simply be that no one at 20th Century Fox thinks that it's worth the effort to go back to all the original film negatives, restore them, re-create all the effect shots and setting up all the used fonts again. They did it with THE X-FILES, as you can clearly see that all the headlines and fonts in the credits look slightly different from the old versions. And the effects look smoother than they did in the old material. They put the effort into THE X-FILES, because it is still a popular show. But I'm not even sure that the sales of the Blu-ray set did perform that well either. So unfortunately there is a big chance that we will never see MillenniuM in HD.
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    Snow Files of the Week

    Snow Files of the Week: "The Surgeon/Alpine Page/Dude Looks Like A Lady" from "MillenniuM", episode "Lamentation" (1996). This episode, written by Chris Carter, marks a milestone within MillenniuM's story arc. We don't only see the death of one of the main side characters, but also the first appearance of the demonic Lucy Butler, played by Sarah Jane Redmond, who would haunt Frank Black through every season of the show. And on top of that, the so-called "Gehenna Demon" makes a stunning appearance. It was also a standout episode musically. Mark wrote a signature motif for the psychotic Dr. Fabricant, which then turned out the be more Lucy Butlers musical mark ("The Surgeon"). And Mark also incorporated some classical music into his score. "Alpine Page" includes a melody from Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture", which also appeared in the X-Files episode "Post-Modern Prometheus". The tracks were released on the second volume of MillenniuM music from La-La Land Records. The set is limited to 2.000 copies. Enjoy!
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    Snow Files of the Week

    Snow Files of the Week: "Main Title/The Pits/Cliffside Chase/Maggie Leaves" from "Jake Speed" (1986). It's time for some cheesy 80's action. During the mid-80's, Mark began composing more electronic scores, after he bought a synclavier (which Mark still uses). In 1986, "Jake Speed" came along and with him Mark's electronic 80's score. The score was released back then by Varese Sarabande Records on Vinyl and got a CD release just a few years ago on Buysoundtrax Records, limited to 1000 copies. Enjoy the ride back to the 80's!
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    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!

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