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The Soundcarriers - Celeste
The Soundcarriers - Celeste

The Soundcarriers - Celeste

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This item is scheduled to be released on 29th April 2023.


The long out of print and much sought after second album from the Nottingham band.


Celeste is an absolute banger of an album. From the driving Motoriks to the weird and wonderful pastoral sonics; it is a trip! Originally released in 2010, we're so thrilled to be part of this lush Dinked Archive Edition.

There's something intangible about ‘Celeste’, The Soundcarriers’ second album, originally released in 2010. It has a light, lucid quality, almost like driving exhausted through a strange city at night. Freeflowing yet tethered, dreamy yet attacking, the band continue the fight to reconcile competing impulses. Various threads just about keep the shimmering tapestry from tearing. Haunting folk melodies underpinned by rhythmic static and the physicality of the totally analogue recording and mixing, baroque keyboard counterpoints and sweeping arrangements. The opener “Last Broadcast” seems to encapsulate this but it's almost as if the album gets the angst out of its system with this track and is free to explore the quieter, less crowded back streets. After the smoke of “Last Broadcast” has cleared, the twisting road takes in the soft introspection of “Hideaway” and “Morning Haze”, both tracks morphing into heavy psyche grooves or the eastern tinged psyche funk of “Signals” and “Rise And Fall”. Or takes another turn with the tightly arranged opening segment of “Long Highway”. Somehow it still manages to fit in ‘60s pop gems like “There Only Once”.

An album to really lose yourself in, yet more concise than the sprawling Harmonium and more relaxed and free-flowing than the nervy rush of Entropicalia, Celeste could be arguably their most indispensable album and not to damn it with faint praise, their most listenable.

Format Info

+ Deluxe “Sunny-Side Up” orange-in-white 2LP *
+ Fold out poster *
+ Inner sleeves contain unseen photos & new liner notes by Jim Gavin (Lodge 49 creator)
+ Remastered with newly designed artwork
+ Hand-numbered edition *
+ Dinked Archive obi-strip & gold foil sticker *
+ Limited pressing of 400 *

* EXCLUSIVE to Dinked Edition

Includes instrumental mixes & two unreleased alternate mixes.


Side A
1. Last Broadcast
2. Step Outside
3. Morning Haze
4. Broken Sleep

Side B
1. Long Highway
2. Rolling On
3. There Only Once
4. Out of Place

Side C
1. Signals
2. Rise and Fall
3. Hideaway
4. Celeste

Side D
1. Long Highway (Inst.)
2. Out of Place (Inst.)
3. There Only Once (Inst.)
4. Last Broadcast (Alt. mix)
5. Celeste (Alt.mix)

Artist: The Soundcarriers
Label: Phosphonic
Catalogue: PHOSCD002
Barcode: 5060446128428
Format: 2LP or CD
Release Date: 29th April 2023

This product is a pre order and is scheduled to be released 29th April 2023.

This product is available on preorder with a limited discounted price.


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When is this released?

The Soundcarriers - Celeste is available for preorder now and has a scheduled release date of 29th April 2023. In the event of any delays to this date, we will try to keep this page updated, specifically in the 'release updates' tab. Sadly, we are seeing a lot of date changes in 2022 so please bear with us.

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What is the discount?

The Soundcarriers - Celeste is listed at a special discounted pre order price (usually between 10-15 percent) that will revert to full price during the week of release.


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