Take It From Me: Recess Monkey Desert Island Disc CD REVIEW

October 3, 2013

Recess Monkey Desert Island Disc CD REVIEW

One of my favorite children's recording groups is at it again...Recess Monkey is about to release their tenth studio CD, Desert Island Disc!
The new album features a relaxing, kick-back beach feel to it.  It's full of tropical inspired music engulfed in the kid-friendly atmosphere that Recess Monkey has mastered in creating for their audience.
Notes Recess Monkey's Jack Forman, "After the electrified excitement of Deep Sea Diver, we wanted to explore the calmer side of our songs, and what better place than on a remote beach? Desert Island Disc ended up being played with instruments only available on an island: strange, pieced together drums, acoustic textures, and waves genty lapping on the shore." Desert Island Disc picks up on our inveterate explorers with their discovery of the "Coconut Radio" as it tunes in on the nostalgia of bygone times, with the warmth of its string orchestrations setting the mood and holding the entire album together. Using this "radio," Recess Monkey is able, one song at a time, to dial into a variety of enchanting and mysterious activities that populate the island. 
I just really love Recess Monkey and all of their albums.  They have such amazing musical talent and create songs which capture the essence of childhood.  From one musical genre and theme to the next, I always look forward to seeing what they come up with next.  Each album takes you on a whole new adventure and introduces you to something new from the band.  They are so creative and unique...no wonder nine of Recess Monkey's songs have reached #1 on the Sirius/XM Kids Place Live chart!!
Listening to the Desert Island Disc with my kids was like taking a mini vacation from this cold weather and landing on a sunny beach-spread island.  It was fun, cool, and a great way to chill out and relax with the kids!

CATCH RECESS MONKEY LIVE:
Oct. - Dec. Teatro Zinzanni, Seattle, WA (13 performances)
Jan. 18 Symphony Space, New York, NY
Jan. 19 Jammin' Java, Vienna, VA

BUY IT:
Be sure to keep an eye out for the new Desert Island Disc CD set to be released in the next few weeks and for more information on Recess Monkey head over to their website at http://recessmonkey.com
A big THANK YOU to Recess Monkey for providing me with a free CD to review.  I was not compensated for this review. I receive product(s) for free so that I can provide my insight and experience. These are my honest opinions. Your experience may vary.

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