I first heard of Alexander Vinter also known as Savant thanks to High Rankin’s Rankin’ Radio Podcast. Rankin played “Bad Baws” from the album ‘Overworld’ and I, enjoying my pleasant bus ride through the Cotswold’s, was blown away. Savant’s music is overwhelming and yet organized down to the most meticulous detail. A wee bit of delving into Savant’s discography will show an astonishing plethora of tracks and albums, each with their own unique twist and emotional qi. Savant takes you on a journey through an awesome and sometimes frightening journey filled with 8 and 16-bit video game music samples, almost like a mixture of Mario and Pokemon on a Tolkien-style journey.
His interview with Beatport and website bio refer to Alexander Vinter’s amazing ability to produce vast quantities of music that miraculously lose no quality with the quantity. His passion for music is inspiring and this quote from his interview with Beatport News by Matt Ferry explains it simply: “Music is not a hobby, or even my job—it’s the reason I wake up and the reason I don’t want to go to bed”.
The energy that bursts through his music makes it hard for his listeners to go to bed too. It’s quite plainly exciting music. His style is somewhat difficult to classify, but one can count on hearing some dubstep and electro house with accents of classical, jazz, metal, reggae and pretty much anything else you can imagine. There’s not a single in his repertoire that doesn’t tingle the senses and leave one breathless; to say his stage name is fitting is an understatement of the highest form.
Enough gushing, here’s some videos and links.