South Windsor, CT (January 9, 2014)—Using only solar energy and a complement of microphones from Telefunken Elektroakustik, New Jersey-based band Karmic Juggernaut has recorded an 8-minute opus, "Transgressions," on location.
Combining elements of each member's individual musical tastes, Karmic Juggernaut recorded the piece with the facilities of the band's own Sun Lab Studio. The solar-powered mobile operation has the flexibility to explore and record in places where grid energy is otherwise unavailable. Being solar-powered also allows the band to promote alternative energy sources as well as the benefits of using natural acoustics in a recording environment.
"Transgressions" was tracked in Monmouth County, NJ. Production began in summer 2012, but was interrupted due to Hurricane Sandy. Percussion tracks were recorded outdoors in the snow after the snowstorm that followed Sandy subsided. While conventional sources of electricity were still unavailable during the blackout, Sun Lab Studio was able to continue with the project, which was completed utilizing only solar energy and Telefunken microphones, including the AR-51, ELA M 260, AR-70 Stereo, M80 and M81.