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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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Power and the Passion

Sun, 7/9/17 - 10:32 pm Album | Track


Truth, Justice, and the American Way

Hunger's Teeth

Sun, 7/2/17 - 11:55 pm Album | Track


Experimental War


Sun, 7/2/17 - 11:49 pm Album | Track

Birdsongs of the Mesozoic

They Walk Among Us


Sun, 7/2/17 - 11:45 pm Album | Track


In the Mindwarp Pavillion

The Paranormal Humidor

Sun, 7/2/17 - 11:35 pm Album | Track

Happy The Man

Contemporary Insanity

The Muse Awakens

Sun, 7/2/17 - 11:31 pm Album | Track


To the Fire Wind


Sun, 7/2/17 - 11:26 pm Album | Track

the mars volta

Viscera Eyes


Sun, 7/2/17 - 11:15 pm Album | Track

Dixie Dregs

Divided We Stand

Unsung Heroes

Sun, 7/2/17 - 11:11 pm Album | Track

Ephemeral Sun


Lord of Hounds

Sun, 7/2/17 - 11:02 pm Album | Track

Spock's Beard

The Light (excerpt)

The Light

Sun, 7/2/17 - 10:54 pm Album | Track


American Vacation Tune

Cowboy Poems Free

Sun, 7/2/17 - 10:49 pm Album | Track

Bent Knee

Land Animal

Land Animal

Sun, 7/2/17 - 10:43 pm Album | Track


Song for America

Song For America

Sun, 7/2/17 - 10:30 pm Album | Track

Musica Ficta

The Postman

A Child & A Well

Sun, 6/25/17 - 11:53 pm Album | Track


In the Name of Goblin

Four of a Kind

Sun, 6/25/17 - 11:45 pm Album | Track


The Puppet Master


Sun, 6/25/17 - 11:37 pm Album | Track

The Watch

The Last Mile

Tracks from the Alps

Sun, 6/25/17 - 11:30 pm Album | Track


The Sensual Con

Edit Peptide

Sun, 6/25/17 - 11:22 pm Album | Track




Sun, 6/25/17 - 11:11 pm Album | Track


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