January and February’s most downloaded tracks came as a bit of a surprise to me…

My number 1 track was a shock, but I suppose somewhat expected, given the release of a certain hobbit-based film earlier this year. ‘An Unexpected Party’ is in fact the title of the first chapter of The Hobbit, and it clearly became a useful search term to have over the last couple of months!

It’s an older track of mine – using an older sample library called the Edirol HQ Orchestral Softsynth. Lame name, but it was a great library with very useable sounds… if you knew how to use them. I think I got pretty close.

semiquaverAn Unexpected Party | DOWNLOAD >> [audio:sb_anunexpectedparty.mp3|titles=An Unexpected Party|artists=Scott Buckley]

My #2 track  was also an interesting one – ‘Prelude to Chemistry’. This is quite an understated pop track, ambient and sparse, with piano taking the lead. It’s not the usual kind of track that tops the list, so there must have been a crazy reason for it.

semiquaverPrelude to ChemistryDOWNLOAD >> [audio:sb_preludetochemistry.mp3|titles=Prelude To Chemistry|artists=Scott Buckley]

‘An Unexpected Party’ & ‘Prelude to Chemistry’ are released under the Creative Commons “Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported” License. For other licenses (including commercial), please contact Scott.