Hilang

by Guba

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In Hilang, music enthusiasts explain Guba’s “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 ‘You’re So Fine’ featuring Yuna and ‘You & Me’, 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 ‘Hilang’ 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.

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ALBUM REVIEWS

“I have to go straight in and say that Guba’s debut album Hilang is absolutely amazing. This Sabahan’s honest vocals blended with melodies that are enchantingly evergreen will make this album a great listen even in a couple of years time to come. Guba makes classic music and doesn’t ride with the trend wave. It’s that heartfelt emotions in his songs that creates a wonderful musical journey that is pleasant to the ears in so many occasions. He managed to excel in both English and Malay tracks, as well as having beautiful lyrical skills that is so rare these days. You can’t help but to think wow, this should go international! Hilang will transform your listening pleasure into serenity like no other. Guba is a brilliant addition to the music scene that makes Hilang one of the best and honest albums I have heard this year”
– Kevin Yeoh, Music Journalist.

“This album is rather beautifully produced and Guba himself is a breath of fresh air in the local singer-songwriter world…The first time I saw photos of Guba I thought this kid should be singing for an emo/metal band or something but instead he sounds like Rufus Wainwright and it's rather funny but a few shades of awesome as well. This album is soulful and I really like his duets with both girls, they're both perfect matches…”
– Ili FM, Music Observer.

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credits

released July 19, 2012

All Songs Written & Composed by: Gabriel Robert
Produced by: Jeffrey Little, Jason Voo & Saiful Ridzuan
Recorded at: Greenhouse Studio, Tune Studios & Zahid Ahmad Drumworks Studio
Recorded by: Jeffrey Little, Hafiz Ahmad, Bijan Fx, Jason Voo, Tom Bollock, Saiful Ridzuan
Album Mixed by: Hafiz Ahmad @ Tune Studios
Album Mastered by: Joe Gastwirt @ Joe Gastwirt Mastering
All Songs Published by: Laguna Music
Sub-Published by: Universal Music Publishing Malaysia

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Guba, signed up with indie label Laguna Music in 2011. He 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, giving his songs heartfelt emotions that creates a wonderful musical journey that is pleasant to the ears in so many occasions. ... more

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Track Name: You and Me
You and me
Were desperately in love
We're holding grudge
Instead of hands and trusts
There's no longer "Us"
It's only "You" or else
Well I've swallowed too many jars of lies

Baby, will you step back?
And stand behind me
At once

You and me
Were chasing butterflies
We faked our love
With patterned laughs and lusts
Well this has got to stop now
Let's take our separate paths
Because my love for you
Were never existed

Baby, will you step back?
Oh Please just step back!
You'll burn!
I said "please"

Baby, please just step back
But you keep coming back
Oh just get off my back
You'll burn!

You'll burn!
Track Name: You're So Fine (Feat. Yuna)
It feels like December
The birds flew across my bedroom window
And the spiral staircase
That we used to hang around 'til 3 in the afternoon

I remember that day
The purple hoodie that you're wearing
And the smile up on your face
Your hair was flowing in the air
As you were sitting by my side
You moved me with your tides

You're so fine
And I wouldn't do anything
To deny you
And I would die for
You..

Oh baby don't despair
You're not alone I'm always there
I wish I was the one who's scared
Of the sickness that you bear
For as long as I could stay
I'll be happy just to see you smile for another day

But you're gone now
Oh so far gone now
Where the trees are green and cloudy grounds it seems
But my time will come
Oh so let it come
Where we'll meet again
Until the end of time
Track Name: Sunday Morning
I parked the car,
Under the rooftop,
Next to the Jaguar,

As I stepped out,
I picked up the groceries,
I grabbed the house keys,

I was all alone..

I saw Walters running
He’s barking and jumping
I pat him on my way in

I put Sinatra’s record on
As I took one last look
At all the decos in the room

The house was clean,,
oh so clean,
I love the smell of a Sunday Morning, I do,
It’s so refreshing,
It makes you just wanna dance,
Along the white fences,
With no one to glance, oh..

Oohh…