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Virtual Noise is Austin's only music broadcast focusing on Progressive Rock from around the world. Blending many progressive musical styles (typically with rock-and-roll) spanning the last 45+ years all the way to the present day in intricate, musically intense and experimental ways, Virtual Noise is a mind-bending experience!

Each Sunday at 5:30-7:00 pm (central time) Virtual Noise exposes the listener to the many forms of adventurous music collectively known as Progressive Rock (a.k.a. Prog). This includes a wide variety of sub-genres such as Symphonic prog, Proto-progNeo-progHeavy progPsychedelic (a.k.a. psych)/Space-rock, Eclectic progCanterburyAvant-prog/Rock-In-Opposition (a.k.a. RIO)Zeuhl, KrautrockChamber-progRock Progressivo Italiano (a.k.a. RPI). We also venture outward, playing music from related genres such as Crossover progJazz-Rock/Fusion, Progressive Metal, Experimental/Post-MetalArt-Rock/Prog-related, Progressive Folk-rock, Ambient/Progressive Electronic, Post-rock/Math-rock, and more including occasional excursions"outside the box" such as these categories we just made up: "New Directions" (possible futures of prog), "Nu-Jazz/Not-Jazz" (trad. jazz styles mixed with electronics), "Pop goes the Prog" (Is it pop or prog?), "WtF?" (head-turning, unclassifiable weirdness), "Local Yokels" (Austin artists of interest), and the beloved category "It's Prog Jim, just not as we know it." (prog influences where you might not expect).

For playlists, click on the Playlists tab above or, for the most up-to-date posting, go to Radioactivity.


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Artist Titlesort descending Album Play time


'O Napulitano


Sun, 10/19/14 - 6:24 pm Album | Track


(A) Glimpse (of Possible Endings)

A Glimpse of Possible Endings

Sun, 1/11/15 - 6:23 pm Album | Track


(Pre)Dawn of Stan


Sun, 1/8/17 - 6:12 pm Album | Track


(Track 1)

Uchi Naru Koe Ni Kaikiseyo

Sun, 9/27/15 - 6:17 pm Album | Track

The Watch

...And The Winner Is...


Sun, 10/8/17 - 11:03 pm Album | Track


...In That Quiet Earth

Wind & the Wuthering

Sun, 2/23/14 - 6:58 pm Album | Track

Ozric Tentacles


Pungent Effulgent

Sun, 9/21/14 - 6:04 pm Album | Track

Ozric Tentacles


Pungent Effulgent

Sun, 3/30/14 - 6:15 pm Album | Track

Trey Gunn

1000 Years

One Thousand Years

Sun, 4/5/15 - 6:35 pm Album | Track

Kharmina Buranna


Seres Humanos

Sun, 10/1/17 - 10:51 pm Album | Track

Catafalchi Del Cyber


Il Bis

Sun, 12/4/16 - 6:09 pm Album | Track


1312 Overture

The Road of Bones

Sun, 9/17/17 - 10:49 pm Album | Track

Hamster Theater


The Public Execution of Mister Personality

Sun, 3/30/14 - 5:32 pm Album | Track

David Bowie


Diamond Dogs (30th Anniv. Edition)

Sun, 1/17/16 - 5:47 pm Album | Track




Sun, 5/22/16 - 6:40 pm Album | Track

David Sancious & Tone

1st Movement: Dance of Glory & Playfulness

Dance of the Age of Enlightenment

Sun, 11/16/14 - 6:27 pm Album | Track


20th Century Dreaming

The First Day

Sun, 3/29/15 - 6:32 pm Album | Track

King Crimson

21st Century Schizoid Man

In the Court of the Crimson King

Sun, 8/30/15 - 6:11 pm Album | Track

Gösta Berlings Saga


Glue Works

Sun, 2/28/16 - 6:55 pm Album | Track


4th Of July


Sun, 7/3/16 - 6:43 pm Album | Track


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