Seven-track album by award-winning composer Lena Raine.
Alongside the recent release of platformer Celeste Classic 2: Lani’s Trek, the game’s soundtrack is also available to purchase and stream from the composer’s Bandcamp.
Celeste Classic 2: Lani’s Trek is developed by Maddy Thorson, Noel Berry, and Lena Raine for the fantasy console PICO-8, and is the sequel to the original Celeste Classic from 2016 which served as the precursor to 2018’s Celeste.
The trio of developers made the sequel over the course of a weekend in celebration of Celeste’s third anniversary.
The soundtrack to Celeste Classic 2: Lani’s Trek comprises seven tracks of music and is available from Laine’s Bandcamp.
“This was my first pico-8 game, so it was a lot of fun learning the tracker to do the music [and] sound design,” Raine said. “Also learning its cart limitations… By the end, I managed to use every single available page for the music [and] sounds…
“That’s all the space! It’s all full. So fun to do,” she added.
Raine took to Twitter and created a small thread in which she gave some insights into how she wanted to differentiate the themes of the main characters in both games.
“One of the key differences between Madeline [and] Lani’s themes is that Lani is a very horizontal character,” she said. “She’s not about going up so much as launching across gaps with the grapple. So I wanted to write a theme that felt like this horizontal thing with the repetition in the melody.”
Raine didn’t just explain what the music thematically represented but also how it was analogous to what’s happening on-screen.
“And then specifically, launching into the chorus with an even longer extended note that literally latches onto the next phrase [and] grapple jumps into it…
“Musical metaphors are fun!!!”
Celeste Classic 2: Lani’s Trek is available now for free on PICO-8 including support for Linux, macOS, Windows, and Raspberry Pi.