AMPANG, MALAYSIA, 9 JULY 2012 – Laguna Music proudly announces the release of Gubaʼs debut album entitled ʻHilangʼ.
In Hilang, music enthusiasts explain Gubaʼs “honest vocals” are “blended with melodies that are enchantingly evergreen”. A “soulful” album, which makes it “a great listen even in a couple of years time to come”.
This 10-track album includes his previously released singles including the popular duet ʻYouʼre So Fineʼ featuring Yuna and ʻYou & Meʼ, both of which had garnered significant airplay in the local radio earning Guba the number one spot in the Hitz.FM Kota Kinabalu Borneo English Top Ten (BET 10), Hitz.FM Malaysian Top Ten (MET 10) and XFM Malaysian Top 40.
Sabahan born, Gabriel Robert, better known as Guba, signed up with indie label Laguna Music in 2011. Growing up in Sabah, Guba comfortably writes his songs in Malay as well as English, and describes his music as alternative- folk. He has wowed many with the soothing sounds from his guitar partnered with his clear, relaxing voice that cuts through to each listener, giving his songs “heartfelt emotions that creates a wonderful musical journey that is pleasant to the ears in so many occasions” . All songs on the ʻHilangʼ album were written and composed by Guba himself, a testament to his remarkable musical talent.
The production of the album involved 6 different recording engineers and 3 different recording studios. Head Producer, Jeffrey Little (Prana, Estrella, SevenCollar T-Shirt, PureVibracion), teamed up with co-producers Saiful Ridzuan (SevenCollar T-Shirt, Estrella) and Jason Voo, and together with an esteemed team of musicians, completed the album over a 1-year period. The mixing of the album was by Mohd Hafiz (Pesawat, Lab The Rat) at Tune Studios, and the Mastering of the album by Joe Gastwirt (311, Pearl Jam, Grateful Dead) in Los Angeles.
Laguna Musicʼs GM, Jeremy Little quoted, “Weʼre really happy that the release of the album is finally here. Weʼve been working on the album for the past year, working with some of the most talented musicians and producers in Malaysia. Gubaʼs performance with his song writing and recording has been superb, and weʼre quite proud to say this album is one of Lagunaʼs finest productions.”
The album will be made available to the public, in both physical and digital formats, from 18th July 2012. The physical album is priced RM29.90. Digital formats which will be available are full song downloads & streaming as well as caller ringback-tones. Pre-orders of the physical album are available from the 9th of July until the release date at the Laguna Music Online Store, www.lagunamusicstore.com.
In addition to that, Laguna Music invites the media and fans to an exclusive 1-week pre-listening of the album in full length via music streaming service Wowloud beginning 11th July 2012. Users will be able to listen to the album for free upon downloading the Wowloud desktop client, which is available on the PC and MAC platform at www.wowloud.com.