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  • Real Name
    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. 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!
  2. Snow Files of the Week

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  3. Snow Files of the Week

    Snow Files of the Week: Suite from "The X-Files", episode "Requiem" (2000). This episode is the season finale of the seventh season. There was a realistic chance back then, that this could have been the final season of the show. So the creators took some loose ends, like the story arc about Mulder's sister, and brought them to a conclusion. "Requiem" shows Mark again on top of his game. Beautiful piano themes, suspense and a big finale show that Mark still put his heart and soul into the music, even after seven seasons and by then one movie. The music was released on the first volume of X-Files music by La-La Land Records. The set is limited to 2.000 copies. Special thanks to my friend Danny (aka Nightwalker) for the suite. Enjoy!
  4. Snow Files of the Week

    Snow Files of the Week: "Prologue and Main Title/I’m Pregnant/End Credits" from the tv movie "In the Line of Duty: Smoke Jumpers" (1996). An elite group of firefighters jumps from helicopters to extinguish fires. One firefighter must choose between his love for his family and his addiction to life-risking danger. Mark composed a heroic score for orchestra, which unfortunately suffers a little bit from the typical small orchestras in 90's tv movies. Nevertheless there is a noble main theme and lyrical sequences for the family scenes. One track from the score was already released in 1997 on the sampler "The Snow Files". Dragon's Domain released the score last year, paired with Mark's score to the tv movie "The Little Kidnappers". The CD is limited to 500 copies. Enjoy!
  5. 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 was limited to 2.000 copies and is sold out. Enjoy!
  6. Snow Files of the Week

    I felt that the Lone Gunmen had a fitting ending in season 9. It was like fulfilling their destiny to sacrifice themselves and become unsung heroes. Snow Files of the Week: "Of What Might Have Been/Repressed Feelings" from the movie "Private Fears in Public Places" (2006). A score, that fits into the cold winter landscapes. Mark's first collaboration with french director Alain Resnais gave us this wonderful score. During the editing process, Resnais used music from The X-Files and MillenniuM in the movie. So it's no wonder that Mark's final score has familiar sounds from both shows. The score was released by BUYSOUNDTRAX.COM, limited to 1000 copies. Enjoy!
  7. Snow Files of the Week

    Thanks to you for listening. Snow Files of the Week: "Lone Gunmen Requiem" from "The X-Files", episode "Jump the Shark" (2001). This piece of music accompanies the final scenes in this season nine episode. In the same year, the Lone Gunmen had their own tv show, which wasn't very successfull sadly. It was over after 13 episodes and the last episode ended with a cliffhanger. The cliffhanger was resolved in the ninth season of "The X-Files". The Gunmen try to prevent an assassin from setting free a biological weapon. They get exposed to this weapon and decide to give their lives in order to save other people. Mark scores the tension of the hunt perfectly and pulls the listener into it. In the final scene, we see the Arlington cemetary with three new coffins standing on the green lawn. As the camera moves up to show the coffins surrounded by the white crosses in the final shot, Mark plays a mournful variation of the Lone Gunmen theme, using the sound of a solo trumpet. The music was released on the first box set of X-Files music from La-La Land Records. The set is limited to 2.000 copies. 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: "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 2014, 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!
  10. Snow Files of the Week

    Snow Files of the Week: "Caroline at Midnight (Main Theme)" (1994). This tv movie is a romantic thriller, from which only the Main Titles were released on the sampler "The Snow Files". Fans of THE X-FILES will recognize the theme immediately. In the same year, Mark used it for the teaser scene of the second season X-Files vampire-episode "3". It is therefore also included on the "The Truth and the Light"-CD, named "Carmen Amatorium Ex Arcanum", which literally translated means "Secret Song from Loved Ones". Several tracks from the episode are also featured on the third box set with X-Files music, released by La-La Land Records. Enjoy!
  11. Snow Files of the Week

    I wish. Thank you both for your kind words. Snow Files of the Week: "Gehenna Part I/Dylan/Gehenna Part II" from "MillenniuM", episode "Gehenna" (1996). "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!
  12. Snow Files of the Week

    Snow Files of the Week: "Harold & Chrissy/Closure", from "The X-Files", episode "Jose Chung's From Outer Space" (1996). To celebrate the return of "The X-Files", we dug deep in the archive and brought this little gem back into the light. "Jose Chung's From Outer Space" is one of the wackiest episodes of season three. Written by Darin Morgan, it takes the pillars of the show and turns them upside down in a way. Is the truth really out there? And if so, who's truth is it? "Harold & Chrissy" opens the episode, when two teenagers are abducted by aliens. This event sets off a string of even stranger events, before Jose Chung comes to the conclusion, that maybe we aren't alone in the universe, but on this planet, in our own separate ways, we are all alone. This final scene is scored with one of the most beautiful themes, that Mark has written for the show, "Closure". This piece of music also closes the over thirty minutes long suite of X-files music, that is featured on the sampler "The Snow Files". But in the suite, it has been altered slightly, with a choir added to the mix. The music from "Jose Chung's From Outer Space" also appeared completely on a promotional CD, that was meant as a FYC CD for the Emmys. These two tracks were released on the first volume of X-Files music from La-La Land Records. This volume is limited to 2.000 copies. Enjoy!
  13. Snow Files of the Week

    Yes, it's a really wonderful album. Snow Files of the Week: "Grow up Superboy/Ferris Wheel" from "Smallville" (2001). The show ran for ten seasons, but after season 6, Mark left the show and his former music editor Louis Febre took over for the remaining three seasons. It was Mark's decision, since he was so busy doing the music for "Smallville" and "Ghost Whisperer" at the same time, with additional movies in between (like the second X-Files movie in 2008), that he just wanted to have more time with his family. The music for "Smallville" shows Mark again as a master of haunting themes and melody. His distinctive sound is easy to recognize. A digital album was released with music from the show, before La-La-Land Records released a 2-CD-Set, containing all tracks from the digital album, as well as a second CD with even more music from the show. It also has tracks by Louis Febre from the later seasons. The CD is limited to 3000 copies. Enjoy!
  14. Snow Files of the Week

    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 in 2013 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!
  15. Snow Files of the Week

    The internet can be a beautiful place for meeting people from all over the world. Administrating the Mark Snow fan page on Facebook brought me in contact with some wonderful people. One of them is Nina from Brazil. She had one wish, getting the X-Files main theme handwritten by Mark Snow himself and autographed, so that she could make a tattoo out of it. I wrote Mark about her request and he immediately said yes. A few days ago she got her tattoo and I offered her to tell her story on the fan page. And it is her story, that I want to share with you as well.
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