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Headline: "Don't let the name fool you!"
Posed proudly in the MySpace profile of Carlsbad one-man band Savant of String is an old-timey, sepia-toned prospector with the headline "GOLD DIGGER" splashed below him. But it also says "WITH DIAPER" right below it, pointing out the oddly ballooning pants of the picture's lead character, and illustrating the tongue-in-cheek tone of the musician in charge.
The instrumental guitar experiment from "M," a 22-year-old guitar newbie, combines indie, blues, jazz and classical, chews them all up and spits them all out onto MySpace. It's low-fi, it's home recorded, and it's in love with pedals and effects. It's a rough outline at this point, with the potential to turn into something like The Album Leaf, with a bit of the same pretentiousness.
The profile is something of an art project for "M." He gives away his first EP, For Man & Beast, for free in his blog. His profile pictures are made up entirely of satires on the MasterCard "Priceless" ad campaign. And his music is a messy amalgam of influences and effects.