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Real name Aleksander Vinter, Savant is a norwegian EDM producer, formerly known for his electropop infused project, Vinter in Hollywood and for being a black metal guitarist. Since 2011 he is better as known as Savant for his elaborate songs with complex melodies and song structures, and for being able to make music in all sorts of genres, though as quoted at the top, he does not like the word at all. His current alias comes from the fact that he has Savant-syndrome. He claims that this enabled him to produce songs at an incredibly fast speed. He releases 3 or 4 albums per year, and continues to do so.


Savant contains examples of the following tropes:
  • Album Intro Track: Anunnaki, Prelude, Man of the Law, Orakel, Robin Hood, Big Ben.
  • Artistic Stimulation:
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: Aleksander Vinter. How cool is that, seriously?
  • Bilingual Bonus: Played straight in Penguins, and Laser Sharks. Subverted in Mecca, where the intro is a sample of a Bulgarian folk song, but it later changes to Hebrew/Arabic gibberish sung by Qwentalis.
  • Broken Record: Dancer in the Dark. Even the rhythm goes broken for a few seconds.
  • Concept Album: Word of God tells that Alchemist, Protos, Orakel, and Zion are all tied to a single concept. He even says that the other albums may have the concept of freedom in them.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: Ninür's cover is drawn in a very different style than all the others, and it features a different logo too. The Vinter in Hollywood project is also a lot different than later material.
  • Electronic Music: Including, but not limited to:
  • Gratuitous Japanese: Averted in Laser Sharks, since he studied Japanese with actual Japanese people before he sung the lyrics. YMMW how he did it.
  • Lighter and Softer: Protos, in it's entirety.
  • Limited Lyrics Song: The Horror, Dancer In The Dark, Zion and How I Roll just to name a few.
  • Lyrical Dissonance: Several tracks on Protos have surprisingly depressing lyrics for their gentle and upbeat tunes, but Beautiful World definitely takes the cake.
    What kind of people would you let survive
    If the survival of our species was for you to decide
    People wanna know what you're planning to do
    When it comes down to just us two
    If all else fails you can lie to us some more
    It never failed once in the human history before
    It's easy since you don't have to look us in the eye
    When you blow our children into the sky
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  • Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness: Pretty much all over the place, some songs on Protos are close to a 1 or 2, but most of his songs are 7-8 on the scale. He took it up to eleven lots of times, he described the album Zion as "Tentacle rape of the highest order."
  • Neoclassical Punk Zydeco Rockabilly: Aleksander blends chiptune sounds with heavy brostep beats with amazing results. Also, Zion was inspired by Middle Eastern music and mythology, and some songs on Alchemist and Cult use a synthesized harpsichord.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The ending to Apocalypse. It sounds like, well, an apocalypse. The song glitches out for a few seconds without warning, followed by some metal music shortly after to accompany a sense of dread.
  • Non-Appearing Title: Spaceheart.
  • Something Completely Different: Protos.
  • Precision F-Strike: Spaceship and Rise Up.
  • Rock Opera: Protos, again.
  • Spoken Word in Music: In Organismical, there is a one and a half minute comparison between LA and cancer, mold, and us humans being just a highly advanced breed of bacteria.
  • Title Track: Ninür, Vario, Overworld, ISM, Alchemist, Overkill, Heart, Orakel, Zion, Invasion, and Jester all contain one. Cult, Protos, Outcasts, and Vybz as titles are not mentioned except for the cover.
  • Uncommon Time: Change gets quicker as the song goes on. Problemathematicalculatorture qualifies as well.
  • Word Purée Title: Problemathematicalculatorture. 'Nuff said.

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