Avant garde record store The Living Mountain set for 2014 Edinburgh Art Festival
- Colin Robertson
- 30 July 2014
This article is from 2014.
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.