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Vault Archives is a compilation of all the dark ambient[1][2] scores composed by Mark Morgan for Fallout and Fallout 2, remastered in high quality. The album was engineered and mixed by Vladislav Isaev and was released online on May 10, 2010.

On May 11, 2010, the download was taken down, with a note that it will be coming back soon. It was made available again on December 27, 2010.

Tracks[edit | edit source]

  1. Radiation Storm (The Glow, Lucky 38 presidential suite)
  2. Industrial Junk (Junktown, Gecko, Vault 11, Vault 34)
  3. Khans of New California (Khan Base, The Den, Mercenaries' cave, Miguel's Pawn Shop)
  4. Metallic Monks (Lost Hills, Freeside)
  5. Followers' Credo - originally Thunder - (Boneyard Library, Enclave Oil Rig)
  6. Vats of Goo (Mariposa Military Base, Vault 13 in Fallout 2, Broken Hills, Sierra Army Depot, HELIOS One, around NCR territory in Fallout: New Vegas)
  7. A Trader's Life (The Hub, NCR)
  8. Moribund World (Fallout world map, Klamath)
  9. The Vault of the Future (Vault 13 in Fallout, Vault 22)
  10. Second Chance (Shady Sands)
  11. City of the Dead (Necropolis, Navarro, Vault 15, Nipton, Camp Searchlight, Sierra Madre)
  12. Underground Troubles (Caves)
  13. City of Lost Angels (Boneyard, Ghost Farm)
  14. Flame of the Ancient World (Los Angeles Vault)
  15. Many Contrasts (San Francisco)
  16. Gold Slouch (Redding, Wrecked Highwayman)
  17. My Chrysalis Highwayman (Fallout 2 world map with the Highwayman)
  18. Beyond the Canyon (Arroyo)
  19. Biggest Little City in the World (New Reno)
  20. Dream Town - originally Serenity - (Modoc, Gomorrah, Vault 21)
  21. California Revisited (Fallout 2 world map on foot)
  22. All Clear Signal (Vault City)
  23. Acolytes of the New God (Cathedral, Silver Rush, Ultra-Luxe, near the Red Rock drug lab)
  24. Desert Wind (the Wasteland)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Some of the soundtracks were included later in the Fallout: New Vegas soundtrack.
  • The track "The Vault of the Future" spoken word sample is taken from the song "Have and to Hold" by Depeche Mode.
  • The track "Desert Wind" contains a sample of sound FX from the song "Mirror Image" in John Carpenter's movie "Prince of Darkness" (the sound comes approximately 3:13 until 4:04).
  • The track "Desert Wind" appears to be a retooled version of "Grey Stripe" by Aphex Twin from his album Selected Ambient Works Volume II.
  • The track "City of Los Angeles" seems to be a slower, slightly modified, and edited version of "Grass" by Aphex Twin from his album Selected Ambient Works Volume II.
  • The track "Moribund World" takes heavy inspiration from "Window Sill" by Aphex Twin from his album Selected Ambient Works Volume II.
  • The track "Followers Credo" samples the string elements from "Trees" by Aphex Twin from his album Selected Ambient Works Volume II.
  • The track "Radiation Storm" stretches and slows the first half of "Lichen" by Aphex Twin from his album Selected Ambient Works Volume II while overlaying it with various other samples.
  • The track "Underground Troubles" takes inspiration from the composition of "Matchsticks" by Aphex Twin from his album Selected Ambient Works Volume II while overlaying it with various other samples.
  • The track "Vats of Goo" seems to be a toned-down, beat-for-beat version of "Alternative 3" by Brian Eno from his album Music for Films.
  • The track "City of the Dead" samples the beginning of "Self Strangulation" by Techno Animal from the collaborative dark ambient album Isolationism.
  • The track "Acolytes of the New God" is a beat-for-beat remake of the beginning of "Once Again I Cast Myself Into The Flames Of Atonement" by Nijiumu from the collaborative dark ambient album Isolationism
  • The track "Trader's Life" heavily samples "Little Sister" by the group .O.rang from the collaborative dark ambient album Isolationism, as well as the score for The Jersey Devil episode of the X-Files.
  • The track "Khans of New California" samples the harmonies and beginning melody of "Silver Rain Fell (Deep Water Mix)" by the band Scorn from the collaborative dark ambient album Isolationism.
  • The track "Flame of the Ancient World" heavily samples and slows the harmonies, synths, arpeggios, and pads of the David Sylvian song "Maria".
  • The track "Biggest Little City in the World" samples the entire melody of the theme for the film Basic Instinct by composer Jerry Goldsmith.
  • The track "All Clear Signal" appears to be a sped-up version of the song "Intelligence Dream" by the industrial band Synæsthesia.
  • The track "Gold Slouch" samples the guitars of "Project Blue" for the 1994 miniseries The Stand by composer W. G. Snuffy Walden.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Mark Morgan interview: "Although Planescape: Torment had some orchestral elements, it still came from an ambient place in order to tell the story, whereas Fallout was simply a very dark ambient game."
  2. Archive of Aural Network
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