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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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Marsbéli Krónikák IV.-VI.

Marsbéli Krónikák

Mon, 11/27/17 - 12:41 am Album | Track


Black Well Monotony


Mon, 11/27/17 - 12:36 am Album | Track


Land of No Body


Mon, 11/27/17 - 12:18 am Album | Track

Gentle Giant



Mon, 11/27/17 - 12:08 am Album | Track



Doremi Fasol Latido

Sun, 11/26/17 - 11:57 pm Album | Track

The Mahavishnu Project

Earth Ship

Return to the Emerald Beyond

Sun, 11/26/17 - 11:46 pm Album | Track

Dream Theater

Metropolis, Pt. 1: The Miracle and the Sleeper

Images and Words

Sun, 11/26/17 - 11:32 pm Album | Track


Our Days Are Numbered

Until All The Ghosts Are Gone

Mon, 11/20/17 - 12:52 am Album | Track

Charles Wiley

Corn Man

Corn Man Chapter One

Mon, 11/20/17 - 12:48 am Album | Track

Gentle Giant

Just The Same

Free Hand

Mon, 11/20/17 - 12:39 am Album | Track

Bill Bruford & Tony Levin

Cerulean Sea

Bruford Levin Upper Extremities

Mon, 11/20/17 - 12:32 am Album | Track

Birth Control

Plastic People

Plastic People

Mon, 11/20/17 - 12:23 am Album | Track


From Silence to Somewhere

From Silence to Somewhere

Mon, 11/20/17 - 12:00 am Album | Track

Unreal City

La Grande Festa In Maschera

Frammenti Notturni

Sun, 11/19/17 - 11:43 pm Album | Track

Dust Witch


Dust Witch (E.P.)

Sun, 11/19/17 - 11:39 pm Album | Track


In the Name of Goblin

Four of a Kind

Sun, 11/19/17 - 11:31 pm Album | Track

Stop Motion Orchestra

News and Ice Cream

Instant Everything!

Mon, 11/13/17 - 12:55 am Album | Track

Herd of Instinct

Almost Transparent Blue

Drone Priest

Mon, 11/13/17 - 12:48 am Album | Track

Djam Karet

Prince of the Inland Empire

Regenerator 3017

Mon, 11/13/17 - 12:42 am Album | Track

Herd of Instinct

Drone Priest

Drone Priest

Mon, 11/13/17 - 12:13 am Album | Track


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