About Aleks Syntek
The bespectacled Syntek is a talented songwriter with a sure pop sensibility that seems to have confounded the category-crazy labels for years. No one knew how to classify him -- he was too left of center to be pop but too gentle and genuine to be alternative. After the success of his soundtrack for the 1999 film Sexo, Pudor Y Lagrimas, however, Syntek doesn't have to worry so much. His "Duele El Amor" (a duet with Ana Torroja) climbed the charts in 2004; with that kind of success, he can do what he wants.