Avant garde record store The Living Mountain set for 2014 Edinburgh Art Festival

This article is from 2014

Avant garde record store The Living Mountain to open in August as part of the 2014 Edinburgh Art Festival

Project by Edinburgh-based record label owner and graphic designer Lindsay Todd will sell vast array of new and second-hand records

The Living Mountain, a specially designed and curated record shop offering a host of the best avant garde releases in a suitably innovative environment, will be running throughout August as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival.

The project is the brainchild of Edinburgh-based record label owner, graphic designer, vinyl collector and DJ, Lindsay Todd, and will feature a selection of crucial left field electronic, ambient, house, jazz and field recordings, as well second-hand records and hand-printed, stamped and numbered releases from Todd’s own labels: Firecracker, Unthank and Sacred Summits.

‘It’s kind of a natural progression really,’ says Todd, who will also be DJing daily in the store, situated in the basement of Summerhall’s Church Gallery. ‘It was something I had in the back of my mind for a while and I think the way I’m working – doing limited editions, work for other labels and my own labels – I’ve always thought it needed a front end where I could be selling the stuff as well as sourcing bits that you really just can’t get in these parts.’

‘And just tying in with Summerhall. We’ve got a thriving contemporary art scene here and it’s good to have a space that evolves naturally and organically.’

The Living Mountain, Summerhall, 560 1581, 1 Aug- 26 Sep.

Lindsay Todd: The Living Mountain

In a specially designed record shop in the basement of the Church Gallery, Todd spins his own work and that of other artists. Records also available to buy.