Xibalba (Pronounced sheh-bal-ba) is the new record by Koala. Dynamic and layered Xibalba captures an open ended story for it's listeners; Setting itself apart from classifications and defying expectations.
Koala formed in the 2008 by friends while attending College together. After compiling compositions, they began arranging and writing for their first recording. They recorded their first EP, which was self-recorded and released early 2009. Following the release of their self-titled EP or sometimes referred to as "Whale EP," the band played in various venues and festivals in the northeast.
Primarily instrumental-rock Koala is a hybrid of many different genres that range from but not limited to experimental, electronic and post-rock. Experimenting with different instrumentation, compositional and recording techniques, fans have described their music as cinematic, layered, as well as heart-felt.
mike simonelli - guitarssss/vox/clps
kenyon kowal - guitarssss/vox/clps
orion boucher- basssss/vox/clps
james krivchenia - drumssss/vox/clps
released July 13, 2010
adrian trujillo (track #2 & #6)
MUSICIANS ON XIBALBA:
Ehssan Karimi-Hang Drum
Tyler Riccardi-Soprano Sax
Lucas Ellman-Baritone Sax/Clarinet
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