re: techno music

Anders Sandberg (
Tue, 10 Dec 1996 13:03:08 +0100 (MET)

On Mon, 9 Dec 1996, Kathryn Aegis wrote:

> Kraftwerk = anti technology?
> OK, Radioactivity was their big hit, but most of their music
> celebrated various aspects of technology, such as PCs, train travel,
> the Internet. That and the beauty of their compositions, whose
> production still makes most techno bands sound like they were
> recorded in a garage. I consider Kraftwerk's music transhumanist.

As a friend remarked "Me and my intellectual friends were always arguing
about whether Kraftwerk were fascists or ironic about fascism". My own
impression of them is fascination and ambivalence to technology that can
turn in both directions. I have been quite inspired by their compositions

Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
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