Re: Extropian Music?

Dana Hedberg (
Tue, 15 Dec 1998 08:52:57 -0600

Joe Moorman wrote:
> At 06:48 PM 12/14/98 -0500, you wrote:
> >I'm extremely curious what [the list] would classify as "Extropian Music".
> I think a lot (but not all) of the music by Rush would classify as
> extropian. Another musician that I think it would be very easy to like for
> extropians would be Vangelis, because a) there are generally no lyrics at
> all, so no anti-extropian ideas are expressed, b) his music is beautiful
> (to me), and c) he makes very creative use of the musical technology
> (synthesizers, etc.). Check out the album Direct by Vangelis.
> Joe Moorman

Yes, Rush is definately high on my list for "Extropian"-like music. I would also suggest Tool (alternative heavy metal-esque), Orbital (seminal electronica), and Orb (electronica).

On a related note; comic books. Have any of you ever read a comic book series called Mircle Man (previously published as Marvel Man in the UK several decades ago) published by Eclipse Comics? The first half of the series was written by Alan Moore, the second half by Neil Gaiman (writer of the Sandman comics). Extremely strong extropian themes. Does anyone have a series that they think fits extropian/transhumanist ideas?