CDFamily music group, Recess Monkey, has recorded its 10th studio CD, Desert Island Disc, set for release in October. The new album features acoustic instruments conveying the relaxed, sun-drenched pace of good friends exploring a strange new land together. Graced with elegant and colorful orchestrations by Jherek Bischoff, Desert Island Disc is like the calm exhale following a rampaging storm of summer excitement.

Guest artists on Desert Island Disc include Justin Lansing of the Grammy-winning Okee Dokee Brothers (banjo), Dean Jones of Dog on Fleas (vocals), and Johnny Bregar (B3 organ). The album was recorded on an island—Bainbridge Island, Wash.—in Johnny Bregar’s Brickyard Studios.