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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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Blues Rock Band

Sun, 6/25/17 - 11:08 pm Album | Track

Franco Battiato



Sun, 6/25/17 - 11:01 pm Album | Track

Michael Shrieve

Queen Bee

Two Doors

Sun, 6/25/17 - 10:49 pm Album | Track

Gentle Giant

Pantagruel's Nativity

Acquiring the Taste

Sun, 6/25/17 - 10:42 pm Album | Track


Einstein, j't'aime


Sun, 6/25/17 - 10:31 pm Album | Track


Dear Father (early version bonus track)


Sun, 6/18/17 - 11:55 pm Album | Track

Kairon; IRSE!

Sinister Waters II


Sun, 6/18/17 - 11:44 pm Album | Track

Seven Impale

God Left Us For A Black-Dressed Woman

City of the Sun

Sun, 6/18/17 - 11:29 pm Album | Track

Frank Zappa

Father Oblivion


Sun, 6/18/17 - 11:27 pm Album | Track




Sun, 6/18/17 - 11:21 pm Album | Track


Father Time


Sun, 6/18/17 - 11:15 pm Album | Track

Il Tempio Delle Clessidre

La Parola Magica


Sun, 6/18/17 - 11:10 pm Album | Track


Il Secondo Passo

Noi al dir di Noi

Sun, 6/18/17 - 11:03 pm Album | Track

Manfred Mann's Earth Band

Father of Day, Father of Night

Solar Fire

Sun, 6/18/17 - 10:51 pm Album | Track


Passage Secret

Signal 9

Sun, 6/18/17 - 10:41 pm Album | Track



The Harmony of the Anomoly

Sun, 6/18/17 - 10:31 pm Album | Track

Herd of Instinct

Brutality of Fact


Sun, 6/11/17 - 11:56 pm Album | Track

Jean-Luc Ponty

Enigmatic Ocean Part III

Enigmatic Ocean

Sun, 6/11/17 - 11:50 pm Album | Track

Jean-Luc Ponty

Enigmatic Ocean Part II

Enigmatic Ocean

Sun, 6/11/17 - 11:46 pm Album | Track

Levin Minnemann Rudess

Good Day Hearsay

From the Law Offices of

Sun, 6/11/17 - 11:43 pm Album | Track


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