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Savant, real name Aleksander Vinter, 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's music contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Album Intro Track: "Anunnaki", "Prelude", "Man of the Law", "Orakel", "Robin Hood", "Big Ben".
  • Bilingual Bonus:
    • Played straight in "Laser Sharks", which features lyrics in Japanese.
    • 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. Savant 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.
  • Genre Mashup: 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.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: Averted in "Laser Sharks", since he studied Japanese with actual Japanese people before he sung the lyrics.
    • In "Penguins", the lyrics that sound Japanese are actually English with a Japanese accent. If you pay attention, you might be able to hear the phrase "dance dance all day long" as the last spoken phrase.
  • Lighter and Softer: Protos, in its 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
  • Non-Appearing Title: "Spaceheart".
  • 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, Jester, Slasher, Mortals, and VOID all contain one. Cult, Protos, Outcasts, Vybz, and Krang 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.