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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.

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Snow Files of the Week: "Origins / Base Camp", from "The X-Files", episode "Firewalker" (1994).
 
Scientist Dr. Pierce monitors the transmission of the research robot "Firewalker", which is supposed to document volcanic activities in Mount Avalon. During the transmission, Dr. Pierce discovers the corpse of the research director Erickson in the images. And a shadow that appears to be moving there, which, due to the high temperatures, would be fatal to any living being, before the robot's camera is destroyed. Mulder and Scully are put on the case, and Mulder soon discovers that the scientists have apparently found an organism in the depths of Mount Avalon.
 
Mark weaves the title theme into the track "Origins", while "Base Camp" is a spherical piece of music reminiscent of the 80s. Both tracks come from the fourth set by La-La Land Records, which is limited to 2,000 copies.
 
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"We worry...we wait...who´s gonna see a different future?"
Frank Black

"Are you aware how often you use negative associated words?"
"No, I don´t neither."

Jose Chung´s Doomsday Defense

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Snow Files of the Week: "M. Magdalene/Divine Daughter" from "MillenniuM", episode "Anamnesis" (1998).

This is one of the two episodes in the entire series, where Frank Black takes a step back and leaves the stage for his wife Catherine. She teams up with Lara Means to investigate the possibility that a schoolgirl experiencing visions may be biologically descended from Jesus Christ.
Mark's music fits the religious tone of the episode. There is a soft piano theme for the schoolgirl and etheral choir work to accompany her visions. Also, the sampled flute sound from the episode "Luminary" returns in this score.

The tracks are taken from the second volume of MillenniuM music from La-La Land Records. The set is limited to 2.000 copies. The CD is sold out.

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Snow Files of the Week: "Only way to escape / Lamp / Chimera Man / Fix it for good" from "The X-Files", episodes "Talitha Cumi", "Gethsemane" and "Redux II" (1995-1998).
 
A colorful mix of different episodes, but all of which contain what we love about Mark's music: the gentle, calm piano passages, mystery themes, eerie soundscapes and melancholy strings.
The tracks are from the fourth set by La-La Land Records, which is limited to 2,000 copies.
 
Enjoy listening!
 

"We worry...we wait...who´s gonna see a different future?"
Frank Black

"Are you aware how often you use negative associated words?"
"No, I don´t neither."

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Snow Files of the Week: "No place like home / Silo" from "The X-Files", episodes "Triangle" and "Apocrypha" (1996-1998).
 
Here we hear two sides of Snow's X-Files music. "No place like home" is another wonderful piano theme that grows out of the X-Files theme. In "Silo", mysterious soundscapes and driving action come into play again.
 
These tracks are also from the fourth set by La-La Land Records, which is limited to 2,000 copies.
 
Enjoy listening!

 

"We worry...we wait...who´s gonna see a different future?"
Frank Black

"Are you aware how often you use negative associated words?"
"No, I don´t neither."

Jose Chung´s Doomsday Defense

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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.

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Snow Files of the Week: "Night Forest / Forest Search" from "The X-Files", episode "Pilot" (1993).
 
That's how it all started. 1993, the first episode "The X-Files" with a score by Mark Snow that was almost raw for later standards. You can tell that everything was new here and that everyone involved had to find their way around this new world. We can already hear the gloomy soundscapes with which Snow's music should shape the series as well as with its wonderful themes.
 
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"We worry...we wait...who´s gonna see a different future?"
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"Are you aware how often you use negative associated words?"
"No, I don´t neither."

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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.

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"We worry...we wait...who´s gonna see a different future?"
Frank Black

"Are you aware how often you use negative associated words?"
"No, I don´t neither."

Jose Chung´s Doomsday Defense

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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!
 

"We worry...we wait...who´s gonna see a different future?"
Frank Black

"Are you aware how often you use negative associated words?"
"No, I don´t neither."

Jose Chung´s Doomsday Defense

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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!

 

"We worry...we wait...who´s gonna see a different future?"
Frank Black

"Are you aware how often you use negative associated words?"
"No, I don´t neither."

Jose Chung´s Doomsday Defense

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