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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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Soon Over Babaluma

Sun, 9/17/17 - 11:55 pm Album | Track

Acqua Fragile


Mass-Media Stars

Sun, 9/17/17 - 11:48 pm Album | Track

Premiata Forneria Marconi

Impressioni di Septembre

Story (best of collection)

Sun, 9/17/17 - 11:43 pm Album | Track


One More Night

Ege Bamyasi

Sun, 9/17/17 - 11:34 pm Album | Track


Zirrostratus (The Fog Wonders)

Über Bord!

Sun, 9/17/17 - 11:26 pm Album | Track



Future Days

Sun, 9/17/17 - 11:18 pm Album | Track

Eclipse Sol-Air



Sun, 9/17/17 - 11:07 pm Album | Track

Sound of Contact

Cosmic Distance Ladder


Sun, 9/17/17 - 11:02 pm Album | Track

King Crimson

Larks' Tongues in Aspic (Part Iii)

Three of a Perfect Pair

Sun, 9/17/17 - 10:56 pm Album | Track


Variations, Part 2

Realms of Eternity

Sun, 9/17/17 - 10:53 pm Album | Track


1312 Overture

The Road of Bones

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

Porcupine Tree

Nil Recurring

Nil Recurring

Sun, 9/17/17 - 10:43 pm Album | Track

Opposite Day

Air and Food

Space Taste Race Part 2

Sun, 9/17/17 - 10:32 pm Album | Track


A Little Nonsense

Suffocating the Bloom

Sun, 9/10/17 - 11:58 pm Album | Track




Sun, 9/10/17 - 11:50 pm Album | Track

Andy Summers Robert Fripp



Sun, 9/10/17 - 11:39 pm Album | Track

Emerson Lake & Palmer

The Endless Enigma Part 1


Sun, 9/10/17 - 11:34 pm Album | Track


Perfect Mystery


Sun, 9/10/17 - 11:24 pm Album | Track

The Mahavishnu Project

Cosmic Strut

Return to the Emerald Beyond

Sun, 9/10/17 - 11:18 pm Album | Track

Gentle Giant

Dog's Life


Sun, 9/10/17 - 11:05 pm Album | Track


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