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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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Virtual Noise

Artist Title Album Play timesort ascending

Gentle Giant

Three Friends

Three Friends

Sun, 3/19/17 - 11:54 pm Album | Track

Univers Zéro

Les Voleurs d'Ombre

Phosphorescent Dreams

Sun, 3/19/17 - 11:43 pm Album | Track


The Human Race


Sun, 3/19/17 - 11:36 pm Album | Track


Chapter One

Chapter One

Sun, 3/19/17 - 11:31 pm Album | Track

Duncan Mackay



Sun, 3/19/17 - 11:20 pm Album | Track

The Underground Railroad

The Comprachicos of the Mind

Through and Through

Sun, 3/19/17 - 11:04 pm Album | Track

Guru Guru

Wah Wah

Wah Wah

Sun, 3/19/17 - 10:58 pm Album | Track

Spaced Out


Eponymous II

Sun, 3/19/17 - 10:50 pm Album | Track


Orion Awakes

Orion Awakes

Sun, 3/19/17 - 10:43 pm Album | Track

Steve Howe



Sun, 3/19/17 - 10:31 pm Album | Track



The Moment Of Hearing

Sun, 3/12/17 - 11:40 pm Album | Track

Gösta Berlings Saga

Channeling The Sixth Extinction


Sun, 3/12/17 - 11:23 pm Album | Track


Concerto Grosso

Fusioon 2

Sun, 3/12/17 - 11:11 pm Album | Track


9/8 Variations

The Failure Of Word

Sun, 3/12/17 - 11:02 pm Album | Track


Energy (Out of Future)

To The Highest Bidder

Sun, 3/12/17 - 10:44 pm Album | Track

Jethro Tull

The Whaler's Dues

Rock Island

Sun, 3/12/17 - 10:31 pm Album | Track

Al Di Meola

Black Cat Shuffle

Electric Rendezvous

Mon, 3/6/17 - 12:57 am Album | Track

Quella Vecchia Locanda

Villa Doria Pamphili

Il Tempo Della Gioia

Mon, 3/6/17 - 12:49 am Album | Track


Etude de Shimshot


Mon, 3/6/17 - 12:40 am Album | Track


The Light from Deep Darkness


Mon, 3/6/17 - 12:25 am Album | Track


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