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Liset Alea has lived a thousand lives. Born in Havana to an impulsive country man who was working in Fidel Castro’s kitchen and from whom he often stole the occasional piece of meat for the family and a literature major mother who had published some of her erotic poetry. At an early age, she already mastered the art of escape, the immigrant’s task of learning how to leave behind one’s home, family, friends, language, comforts and survive in an unfamiliar place. While not on the road she starts working on what will become “Heart-Headed”, her new album co-produced alongside by Marc Collin. Months in the making, “Heart-Headed” displays a balance of craft and emotion and exhibits the refined craftsmanship of her writing.
Composer/producer with an eye for talent - a quick description that neatly resumes the talents of Marc Collin, who over the years has progressed from the studio to playing live.
Whether on projects like Nouvelle Vague (often a launchpad for an impressive list of artists on the rise) or with artists such as Yasmine Hamdan (an iconic French-Lebanese singer), Phoebe Killdeer (now known worldwide for her remix by The Avener) and Jay-Jay Johanson (the Scandinavian crooner), Marc Collin nurtures international artists whose particular sensibility and experience appeal to him.
Particularly careful with his production values, Marc Collin is above all a lover of old synths, the ones that left their mark on the 80s, and knows how to get the best out of them for his modern productions by addressing a wide audience.
With its meticulous production characterised by a certain sweetness and subtlety, whether in English, French or more exotic languages, Kwaidan Records is a Parisian institution that welcomes artists from anywhere in the world, helping them develop and confirm their talent.