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 Posted:   Sep 14, 2013 - 3:25 AM   
 By:   MikeJ   (Member)

Ok, this is 8 minutes of music.

Can you be more specific?

 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2013 - 3:33 AM   
 By:   chriss   (Member)

The first 55 seconds or so is the Music from "Crater Hug":

 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2013 - 3:40 AM   
 By:   MikeJ   (Member)

I'm not hearing that piece of music in either of the three tracks from 'The Red And The Black'.

 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2013 - 5:03 AM   
 By:   MKRUltra   (Member)

No chriss, it's not on here. I think that theme actually pops up in part 1 of the two parter, "Patient X", when Mulder and Scully are looking at the charred bodies on Skyland Mountain. Lots of great music in that ep, including this cue from the end: http://www.eatthecorn.com/media/5X13_ruskin_dam.mp3

Fingers crossed we get a selection from it on Volume 3 wink

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2013 - 9:45 AM   
 By:   bondo321   (Member)

Loving every minute of this set! smile

I especially like the focus on the mythology episodes - it creates a more cohesive flow, especially when mixed in with Vol 1 on iTunes.

Fingers are crossed for Vol 3 and hopefully, in time, a Vol 2 for MILLENNIUM!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2013 - 10:24 AM   
 By:   captain_avis   (Member)

So how much music is exactly missing from Fight the Future? I see a lot of interest in an expanded release, but this particular score leaves me a bit cold. I Want to Believe is phenomenal, on the other hand and is the apogee of Snow's X-files work, IMHO.

Chris.

 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2013 - 10:33 AM   
 By:   MKRUltra   (Member)

So how much music is exactly missing from Fight the Future? I see a lot of interest in an expanded release, but this particular score leaves me a bit cold. I Want to Believe is phenomenal, on the other hand and is the apogee of Snow's X-files work, IMHO.

Chris.


There is at least ten minutes of material left off, including rescored bits for the Antarctica finale when M&S are crawling through the Antarctic ship's exhaust tunnel trying to escape the aliens, and the entire fantastic cue for the final scene with the helicopter flying over the dunes and the reveal of the corn hives relocated to the Tunisian desert.

I love IWTB as well, but FTF is definitely a superior score to my mind -- it was his first major film, and he really gave it his all. Every cue is beautifuly written, and the action scenes are complex and thrilling. Even if you can easily identify what the film was temped with, Snow reworks the temp track inspirations into some amazing cues that are entirely his own style, like "Corn Copters".

 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2013 - 6:11 PM   
 By:   adamtrons   (Member)

So far, I'm loving this set and I'm so grateful for it’s release. As Cvalda said, we get a generous amount of “the spooky ascending piano arpeggios” which are a pleasure to listen to. The electronic and stereo effects of “The Eyes Don’t Lie” actually startled me a bit when I first heard it, so that was fun. I wish there had been music from the episode “Max”, but maybe on Volume 3. I have only finished listening to Disc 1, so can't comment on 3-4 yet.

I would like to request someone’s help in answering a question for me. On Disc 1, Track 19 “Hypothermia” at 18-19 seconds in I hear a zap or scratch sound (a flaw). It’s not that big of a deal, just slightly annoying. I’m wondering if the issue is with the recording itself or if it’s problem with my disc? If it’s the recording, I’ll let it go but if it’s the disc, I may need to see if there is a flaw with it (I did see a shiny spec on the disc) I was very careful to handle it only from the edges, so it's clean. Thanks!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2013 - 6:38 PM   
 By:   jb1234   (Member)

Enjoying the set but Snow's use of the creepy piano/woodwind stinger from the opening of Jurassic Park's "T-Rex Rescue and Finale" drives me nuts every time I hear it.

 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2013 - 6:51 PM   
 By:   MKRUltra   (Member)


I would like to request someone’s help in answering a question for me. On Disc 1, Track 19 “Hypothermia” at 18-19 seconds in I hear a zap or scratch sound (a flaw). It’s not that big of a deal, just slightly annoying. I’m wondering if the issue is with the recording itself or if it’s problem with my disc? If it’s the recording, I’ll let it go but if it’s the disc, I may need to see if there is a flaw with it (I did see a shiny spec on the disc) I was very careful to handle it only from the edges, so it's clean. Thanks!


Don't worry, it's on mine and at least one other person here's disc. I think it's a source flaw. It lasts barely a second at any rate.


Enjoying the set but Snow's use of the creepy piano/woodwind stinger from the opening of Jurassic Park's "T-Rex Rescue and Finale" drives me nuts every time I hear it.

Ah, but he makes it his own, though! razz It's one of the signature sounds of the series's score for me, the way he warps it electronically and finds so many ways to use it.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2013 - 7:22 PM   
 By:   Turbo   (Member)


**UPDATE**

Looks like this outstanding gentlemen beat me to the punch!

https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=9e3d126a243cc676&id=9E3D126A243CC676%211199#cid=9E3D126A243CC676&id=9E3D126A243CC676%214359


The individual episode covers are up as well and they are fantastic. I was anxiously awaiting them to be posted.

In going through all of them, I found a total of three spelling errors.

For Volume 1:
Erlynmeyer Flask instead of Erlenmeyer Flask

For Volume 2:
Existance instead of Existence
Herronvolk instead of Herrenvolk

Aside from this, I am replacing the individual covers with those Mr Oliver made. If you're reading this, thank you very much.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2013 - 7:52 PM   
 By:   wes3inPA   (Member)

QUOTE from first poster: "I'm sad that the first cue of Dr. Aurlinsky and Babcock climbing to the cave and discovering the EBE frozen in the ice wasn't included; however, practically every other bit of the score after that is represented, and that's where the meat of this episode transfixes the listener. ...."

Agreed. I was very much hoping the first part of the score, where Aurlinsky and Babcock climb, had been included as well. But, again, a great set of CDs.

Some hopes for the future: 1) I had very much hoped the opening of Gethsemane (the bee-sting sequence) had been included ... there is an aspect to that sequence that recalls for me the mysterious essence of The X-Files; 2) I like the cue from 8x02 (Without) when Scully tracks Gibson in the desert and would like to see that included if there is another release; and 3) rather than 8x21 (though good tracks on the current set), I would have liked 8x20 (Essence), the very end in which there is a chase scene involving the super soldier Billy Miles; great sequence there.

Further reactions to this CD set, though, are positive and thankful for the set! I disagree a bit with the one comment above about CD 2. I love having Eaten by Light without the narrative from the earlier release ... and most of the other Soft Light material is very good. And the Herrenvolk sequence is very good, even if it doesn't have the bee-sting sequence. All in all, very pleased. Thank you again, LLL.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2013 - 8:12 PM   
 By:   captain_avis   (Member)


Enjoying the set but Snow's use of the creepy piano/woodwind stinger from the opening of Jurassic Park's "T-Rex Rescue and Finale" drives me nuts every time I hear it.

Ah, but he makes it his own, though! razz It's one of the signature sounds of the series's score for me, the way he warps it electronically and finds so many ways to use it.


Interesting... I didn't realize this originated in Jurassic Park. Are there any other scores that Snow sampled (other than Fight the Future)?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2013 - 8:15 PM   
 By:   captain_avis   (Member)


Some hopes for the future: 1) I had very much hoped the opening of Gethsemane (the bee-sting sequence) had been included ... there is an aspect to that sequence that recalls for me the mysterious essence of The X-Files; 2) I like the cue from 8x02 (Without) when Scully tracks Gibson in the desert and would like to see that included if there is another release; and 3) rather than 8x21 (though good tracks on the current set), I would have liked 8x20 (Essence), the very end in which there is a chase scene involving the super soldier Billy Miles; great sequence there.


I totally agree about the final chase cue fromEssence. That would be nice on Volume 3!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2013 - 9:12 PM   
 By:   CitizenJoe   (Member)

The first 55 seconds or so is the Music from "Crater Hug":



That motif was used several times throughout the series. I think LLL glossed over it in this case because they already included it on Volume 1 at the beginning of their suite for the season 5 finale "The End."

Short version: This theme is already on Disc 3, Track 6 of Volume 1.

 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2013 - 11:31 PM   
 By:   adamtrons   (Member)


Don't worry, it's on mine and at least one other person here's disc. I think it's a source flaw. It lasts barely a second at any rate.


Thanks Cvalda. I somehow feel better knowing it's a source flaw and that I didn't just have bad luck with a defect on my disc. I hope that makes sense. It’s only a second, so I can deal with it. Thank you for answering my question! smile

 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2013 - 12:14 AM   
 By:   Agt.Skullder   (Member)


Don't worry, it's on mine and at least one other person here's disc. I think it's a source flaw. It lasts barely a second at any rate.


Thanks Cvalda. I somehow feel better knowing it's a source flaw and that I didn't just have bad luck with a defect on my disc. I hope that makes sense. It’s only a second, so I can deal with it. Thank you for answering my question! smile



Same here, I noticed it as well. I do believe these artifacts or glitches are from the source and not disc errors. I've noticed in particular on disc 3 that some of the quieter passages have some crackling and popping. I should note I'm listening with a pair of Sennheiser Studio Monitor headphones.

In regards to the booklet, which I've very much enjoyed reading along to, there is a typo on pg. 26, I believe. 'Track 7. Thawed' instead of 'Track 7: Thawed' and on the 5th sentence, the time 3:51 is mentioned twice by mistake. Should be 4:51.

Apart from that, I am very happy with Vol. 2. Just finished disc 3 tonight, and tomorrow I'll finish my play through. I would have liked more material from Grotesque but I can't complain, I've been pleasantly surprised on more than one occasion so far with Vol. 2.

 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2013 - 5:53 PM   
 By:   MKRUltra   (Member)


Interesting... I didn't realize this originated in Jurassic Park. Are there any other scores that Snow sampled (other than Fight the Future)?

None that I really notice. There are some library samples he uses here and there, but nothing that jumps out at me as something from another score aside from the 1 second Jurassic Park bit.

Though his use of the Fight the Future score gets a little grating in the later seasons, and the fact that so much of it was tracked into selections on the Volume 1 boxset was my only real gripe about that set.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2013 - 6:41 PM   
 By:   captain_avis   (Member)


Interesting... I didn't realize this originated in Jurassic Park. Are there any other scores that Snow sampled (other than Fight the Future)?

None that I really notice. There are some library samples he uses here and there, but nothing that jumps out at me as something from another score aside from the 1 second Jurassic Park bit.

Though his use of the Fight the Future score gets a little grating in the later seasons, and the fact that so much of it was tracked into selections on the Volume 1 boxset was my only real gripe about that set.


Interesting. Some of the sampled material and /or Snow's use of it reminds me a bit of the atonal material from Williams' Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind (as does the opening of the T-Rex Rescue and Finale), but I've got such a bad ear for identifying samples out of context that I think it's probably just a similarity.

Chris.

 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2013 - 7:39 PM   
 By:   MKRUltra   (Member)


Interesting. Some of the sampled material and /or Snow's use of it reminds me a bit of the atonal material from Williams' Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind (as does the opening of the T-Rex Rescue and Finale), but I've got such a bad ear for identifying samples out of context that I think it's probably just a similarity.

Chris.


Hmm, haven't listened to that score in about five years. Any specific cues?

 
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