Hljóðaklettar is a boutique record label founded and curated by Runar Magnusson and Sabrina Joy Winogrond for the purposes of releasing rare, limited, and collectible music and other art. Each release will have a run of no more than 300 units and will be meticulously hand packaged, numbered, and distributed. Hljóðaklettar will focus on electro acoustic, generative, drone, and disco.
Hljóð = Sound / Klettar = Rocks / Cliffs
Hljóðaklettar is an Icelandic word meaning ‘The Echo Rocks’ or ‘Whispering Cliffs’ or even ‘Wall of Sound’. The word refers to a group of crater plugs depicting basaltic columns in different positions creating various rock patterns. The loose material of those craters was washed away by flood waves originating from the big icecap Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Southern Iceland. The river Jökulsá runs by these cliffs and they cause the sound to diffuse so it is hard to tall where the sound of the river is coming from.
Hljóðaklettar is a part of the national park Jökulsárgljúfur located in north east of Iceland, close to the Asbyrgi canyon and the town of Húsavik.