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  1. 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 and is sold out. Enjoy!
  2. 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!
  3. Snow Files of the Week: "Main Title/Phil Checks Out/Memories of Caroline/Graveyard" from the tv thriller "Caroline at Midnight" (1994). Mark shows his film noir style in this score. Over the main theme, which was also used by Mark in the X-Files episode "3" from season two, soars a haunting saxophone. This track might remind the listener of the main theme from "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me" by Angelo Badalamenti. Both themes have a very similar feeling to it. Overall, Mark's score has some Jazz elements, as well as his trademark dark and brooding soundscapes. The score was released by Dragon's Domain Records on "The Mark Snow Collection Volume Two", paired with his score for "Seduced and Betrayed". The CD is limited to 2.000 copies. Enjoy!
  4. 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!
  5. 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!
  6. 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!
  7. 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!
  8. 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!
  9. Snow Files of the Week: "My Name Is Not Buddy/Rod Serling Appears/A True Fan/Dr. Wuzzle/ Dr. Thaddeous They/The Untold History of The X-Files/To Find Each Other/Remember How It Was" from The X-Files, episode "The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat" (2018). Another wacky episode written by Darin Morgan, this one deals with the "Mandela Effect". Or the "Mengele Effect", which one you prefer. It describes the feeling of remembering something in a specific way, even though it was never like that. The episode is another example of Darin Morgan's sense of humour, making fun of the show without disrespecting it. It was another occasion for Mark to write some wacky music. Like the theme for Reggie or the sort of parodistic hommages to The Twilight Zone. At the end of the episode, Mark's "Home" theme from the second movie "I Want To Believe" can be heard. The music was released on a 2CD set, containing more music from season 11, by La-La Land Records. The set is limited to 3.000 copies.
  10. Snow Files of the Week: "Jack O' Lantern/Battery/790 Days" from "MillenniuM", episode "The Curse of Frank Black" (1997). What would Halloween be without "The Curse of Frank Black"? A very popular episode amongst fans of "MillenniuM", it features everything you could hope for on this night: Strange happenings, Demons, black cats, witches, ghosts and an overall dark and tense atmosphere. Mark brings the moody episode to a higher level with his dark and spooky music. At the end of the episode, Mark even incorporates a piece of classical music into his score, the "Sarabande" by Georg Friedrich Händel. The music was released on the first volume of "MillenniuM" music by La-La Land Records in 2008. This edition sold out and was re-released, limited to 1.000 copies. Happy Halloween!
  11. Snow Files of the Week: "Harold & Chrissy/Closure", from "The X-Files", episode "Jose Chung's From Outer Space" (1996). "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!
  12. Snow Files of the Week: Suite from "MillenniuM - Season Three" (1998/99). Despite the dark and apocalyptic ending of season two, "MillenniuM" came back for one more year and so did Mark Snow. While the violin is still the main instrument within Mark's score, he added some pretty cool things to his music for the final season. There are the heavenly choirs in "Omerta", the haunting piano piece for Agent Emma Hollis and the dark and brooding ambient music for the final episode. The suite contains music from the sold out 2-CD set, released by La-La Land Records in 2008. Enjoy!
  13. Snow Files of the Week: Suite from "Millennium - Season Two" (1997/98). Chris Carter essentially left the show after season one, due to arguments with FOX and because he had his hands full producing the first X-Files movie. He gave his showrunner status to James Wong and Glen Morgan, who already wrote and produced several X-Files episodes, Carter remained as Executive Producer nevertheless. The second season not only has the much loved christmas episode "Midnight of the Century", but also the much anticipated Halloween episode "The Curse of Frank Black". Both are represented in this suite, which contains music from the first volume of MillenniuM music, re-released in 2015 by La-La Land Records, limited to 1.000 copies. Enjoy!
  14. Snow Files of the Week: Suite from "MillenniuM - Season One" (1996/97). Chris Carter's second show began its three years run with the highest ratings, that a pilot ever had on the FOX network. Later, the show struggled with lowering ratings, which led to the cancellation after the third season. Nevertheless, the show gained a loyal fanbase, which still supports the show. Mark's music is even darker than it was on The X-Files, but always with a ray of hope. He uses a violin sound for the main character Frank Black, which often accompanies his journey with variations of the main theme. This was also an different approach, while on The X-Files Mark didn't use the main theme within the episode's music very often. "MillenniuM" still is very special to Mark, he really poured his heart and soul into the show's music. During the show's initial run, no score album was released. The first thing, that appeared, was an iTunes-only album called "The Best of MillenniuM", consisting of tracks from all three seasons. In 2008, La-La Land Records released a 2-CD set, limited to 2000 copies. This set sold out a year later and was re-released in 2015, limited to 1.000 copies. Enjoy!
  15. Snow Files of the Week: "Suite from the Pilot" from the tv show "Dark Skies" (1996). Mark Snow composed the score for the pilot, but was not further involved with the show. Michael Hoenig (former Tangerine Dream member) took over scoring duties for the rest of the show. The growing success of the X-Files back then was surely something, that got Mark involved. It's no surprise, that he made his score sound like something from the X-Files. This suite was included on the score album with the music by Michael Hoenig, released by Perseverance Records, limited to 1000 copies. The CD is sold out. Enjoy!
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