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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 Title Album Play timesort ascending

Happy The Man

I Forgot to Push It

Crafty Hands

Sun, 8/13/17 - 11:57 pm Album | Track

Thirteen of Everything

Flying East

Welcome, Humans

Sun, 8/13/17 - 11:45 pm Album | Track

Black Ladder

Space Charmer

Black Ladder

Sun, 8/13/17 - 11:42 pm Album | Track


The Human Race


Sun, 8/13/17 - 11:33 pm Album | Track


Consider Yourself Judged

Lingua Franca

Sun, 8/13/17 - 11:28 pm Album | Track


Carcass in Contentment


Sun, 8/13/17 - 11:18 pm Album | Track




Sun, 8/13/17 - 11:13 pm Album | Track

Musica Ficta

A Child & A Well

A Child & A Well

Sun, 8/13/17 - 11:06 pm Album | Track

Van Der Graaf Generator


Still Life

Sun, 8/13/17 - 10:58 pm Album | Track

Seven Impale

Oh My Gravity

City of the Sun

Sun, 8/13/17 - 10:43 pm Album | Track

Crack The Sky

Nuclear Apathy

Safety in Numbers

Sun, 8/13/17 - 10:32 pm Album | Track




Sun, 8/6/17 - 11:47 pm Album | Track




Sun, 8/6/17 - 11:40 pm Album | Track


Manhattan Project

Power Windows

Sun, 8/6/17 - 11:35 pm Album | Track

Transit Method

Artificial Genesis

Celebrate Mutations

Sun, 8/6/17 - 11:24 pm Album | Track

Blue Öyster Cult

E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)

Agents of Fortune

Sun, 8/6/17 - 11:20 pm Album | Track

Bent Knee


Say So

Sun, 8/6/17 - 11:17 pm Album | Track

The Pineapple Thief

Tuesday November 5th

8 Days

Sun, 8/6/17 - 11:02 pm Album | Track


Drummer's Dream


Sun, 8/6/17 - 10:56 pm Album | Track

Moving Gelatine Plates

Moving Theme

The World of Genius Hans

Sun, 8/6/17 - 10:52 pm Album | Track


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