Celeste by Lena Raine
“But you should know, Celeste Mountain is a strange place.”
Grab your climbing gear because this week we are taking a look at one of the greatest soundtracks of 2018. Composed by indie wonder Lena Raine, the mystical soundtrack to Celeste is pressed by Ship to Shore PhonoCo. on multiple stunning variants. Featured in this article is the “Yetee Blue/White” version from Yetee Records. Celeste will encapsulate you in ethereal snowfall and heart pounding beats as you attempt to surmount the world's most dangerous peak! Don’t forget the strawberries! Nominated for a 2018 Game Award for “Best Score/Music“, let’s get right into this one! Do you have what it takes to ascend Celeste Mountain?
In the Mirror
Celeste’s warm and inviting sound nuzzles your head like a pair of earmuffs and whisks you off to the cold fringe of the great Canadian outdoors. Trickling icicle bits and an avalanche of beats choreographed with playful piano musings will have your reaching for your cocoa in no time. Hitting all the marks of classic game soundtracks that came before with its own unique charm, Celeste will rock your needle from peak to wax driven peak. What Lena has composed here is truly a masterpiece waiting to be discovered upon the first listen and every subsequent spin. An insurmountable masterpiece immortalized deep within the indie gaming scene, it is no doubt that Lena Raine has brought herself to the forefront of game music. I for one can’t wait to see what she provides our ear holes with next!
Heart of the Mountain
Ship to Shore PhonoCo. have proven themselves once again with another outstanding release. Their accessibility and support of indie artists and labels such as themselves truly make them one of the best in the industry. The impeccable pressing quality is what really makes their releases a pleasure to spin on a regular basis. The packaging that lovingly wraps this soundtrack was designed by Amora Bettany. Her vision for this release truly encapsulates the feeling you get from your time with Celeste and the world Madeline inhabits. I think that this soundtrack is definitely one of the best to come out this year!
This soundtrack is being featured and nominated for an award this Thursday, December 6th, at The Game Awards hosted by Geoff Keighley. Music from Celeste will be performed live at the show, and it is sure to be incredible! If you want to be a part of something amazing, feel free to head over to The Game Awards site and cast a vote for your favorite soundtrack!
Huge thanks to Lena for providing digital Bandcamp codes to give out to fans of the blog. Keep an eye out on social media to have a chance at owning a copy of this wonderful piece of music!
Remastered for vinyl by :
Justin Martell & Aaron Hamel
Vinyl produced & distributed by:
Ship to Shore PhonoCo.
Where to Buy?
The variant pictured in this article is still available to purchase from The Yetee directly. This is a limited pressing, so act quickly to get your mitten-covered hands on it! There is another “Crystal Clear” version of this album available from Ship to Shore PhonoCo.’s web store. Grab it up while supplies last!
A digital version of this album is also available from multiple outlets, including Lena Raine’s Bandcamp page: https://radicaldreamland.bandcamp.com/album/celeste-original-soundtrack
Purchase Vinyl Here:
Yetee Records: (Yetee Blue/White)
Ship to Shore PhonoCo.: (Crystal Clear)