Peruvian singer/songwriter Gianmarco has penned hits for countless Latin acts, from Gloria Estefan to Marc Anthony.
Peruvian singer/songwriter Gianmarco has penned hits for countless Latin acts, from Gloria Estefan to Marc Anthony. So, what's left for his own albums? Judging from his sophomore disc, Gianmarco's supply of good songs is inexhaustible. Sporting edgier arrangements that are far more rock-oriented than when other acts handle his songs, Gianmarco displays a more alternative-leaning persona than on his first album; this is not an alternative album, but it's certainly not standard pop. Heavy on the Hammond B-3 organ—which lends the set a decidedly '60s feel—"Resucitar" also features traditional Peruvian instruments like charango and cajón for a fusion that at times is reminiscent of Carlos Vives ("Sin Querer"). The first single, the title track, has a Beatles-like feel, with organ and electric and acoustic guitars creating a lush, melodic sound. In contrast, "Ayer" is a sparsely arranged pop version of a Peruvian waltz.—LC