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Getting behind people's music to hear the unsung voices of the music world

Getting behind people's music to hear the unsung voices of the music world
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Germany

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Getting behind people's music to hear the unsung voices of the music world

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English


Episodes

Relatiiv interview + BPM Pod album release

9/22/2019
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One year. Doesn’t seem possible, right? But that is how long BPM Pod has been running – just me, my guests, and this crappy 300-euro Packard Bell laptop pumping out episodes every two weeks. I did not think we would last a year. Yet here we are. And while I am certainly content with the limited success of BPM Pod so far, the fact I have proved to myself that I can do this only gives me more drive for the future. There will certainly be more promotional stuff from BPM Pod in the next year,...

Duration:00:41:11

Lauren Piper (Vowels) interview + song battles discussion

8/26/2019
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Way back when, I critiqued music (I still do, I guess). I cannot recall the name of this one band I gave a negative review of, but I remember what I said: 'This is so depressing that I slit my wrists and am now bleeding out all over my desk. Seek help.' Look, I am not proud of that line at all. It's not witty or clever, and I can see that it is not a helpful criticism. But I am pretty sure I did not deserve the hatred I received in an online forum after the review was published. Someone...

Duration:00:43:39

Ohad Leev Roage

8/13/2019
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Another week, another podcast. This time, we take a diverse musical journey from Jerusalem to Berlin, with singer-songwriter and guitarist, Ohad. Also, a bunch of tracks that I have fallen in love with this week (either for the first time, or again) including Haim, The Black Keys, Angel Olson, Kacey Musgraves, and Derek and the Dominoes.

Duration:00:41:19

Playthrough: 'Mythos' by Vizard

7/31/2019
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We have a full playthrough of the new EP 'Mythos' from the electronic music duo, Vizard. Also, we review 'Let's Rock' from The Black Keys.

Duration:00:36:05

Adam Sandahl interview + Emma Elisabeth 'Pilot' track of the week

7/14/2019
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We talk to Adam Sandahl about his musical journey from Sweden to Berlin, and we look at the track of the week from Emma Elisabeth.

Duration:00:38:55

Richard Hawley 'Further' review + Funkhaus visit

6/27/2019
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We take a trip to Berlin's famous Funkhaus studio, where Ashley plays his part on a studio song from Moves Johnson. There's also a look at Richard Hawley's new album, 'Further'.

Duration:00:16:38

Review: 'Western Stars' by Bruce Springsteen

6/27/2019
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BRUUUUUUUUUUUUCE! Potential album of the year. That is all. Hear why.

Duration:00:11:59

Tara C. Taylor interview

6/14/2019
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Sassy, cool, determined - Tara C. Taylor brings acoustic with attitude to BPM Pod. We talk about her beginnings, her inspirations, and exchange rockstar stories.

Duration:00:48:06

Blake Farha + special BPM Pod announcement

5/27/2019
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We catch up with poet, songwriter, and comedian Blake Farha on confessional songwriting, defeating depression, and making the most of musical opportunity. Plus, a special announcement from BPM Pod relating to a new album release.

Duration:01:02:07

Ben Osborn + Tom Petty retrospective review

5/13/2019
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With a vast musical knowledge, a love for Leonard Cohen, and enough beautiful poetry to make your eyes water, Ben Osborn really is a talent to watch out for. Coming just as he releases his debut album, Letters From The Border, Ben and I talk about the complexity of writing music in new ways, the power of accepting any offer that comes your way, and how songs become so much more than music and lyrics.

Duration:00:47:35

Luc Andre (Un Ane Gonflable) + album reviews from Bibio and Adrian Tonceanu

4/28/2019
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We speak with Luc Andre from the funky pop band Un Ane Gonflable, and we review two new releases from Bibio and Adrian Tonceanu

Duration:00:38:31

Vizard (+ Phospherescent album review)

4/3/2019
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The gentle, kind, but always-up-for-a-party Basti (from Vizard) swings by for an electronic dose of goodness.

Duration:00:36:55

Moves Johnson (+ three song set)

3/27/2019
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Moves Johnson drops by BPM Pod to talk about his journey to Berlin, from busking on the streets of Toronto, to working security, to finally making it on the Berlin music scene. Includes a short three-song set to round off the podcast.

Duration:00:52:31

Maria Mørk interview + Jim James live review

3/13/2019
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Darkness and light. Good and bad. Pain and joy. It is all about balance with Maria Mørk, and it certainly shows in her touching, soulful songwriting. Maria talks about her journey to Berlin, the struggles of making it work, and the best tips she has for becoming a better musician.

Duration:00:37:47

Ep.12 - Promis

2/27/2019
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From cabaret, to pop, to dance, to piano bar music, Promis captures it all. Not bound by musical genre, Promis explores all aspects of music to bring his reflective, confessional lyrics to audiences across the globe. Here, he talks about the music industry today, whether social media is a positive thing in music, and ambitions of being a star.

Duration:01:05:21

Ep.11 - SCARS

2/14/2019
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SCARS aren't your typical thrash metal band. Starting out in the depths of Chile, SCARS amassed a band from a mix of cultures, influences and styles to create angry, hard metal music that still maintains clarity, melody and skill. Oh, and they just so happen to be the most chilled people I have ever met.

Duration:00:52:11

Ep.10 - Iadora Johnson

1/28/2019
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Blues lover Iadora Johnson talks to BPM about gear, childhood musical duels, and a whole lotta' love for Led Zeppelin.

Duration:00:55:43

Ep.9: REVIEW - 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

1/14/2019
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As the Queen biopic stuns the Golden Globes, Ashley gives his critique of the movie.

Duration:00:12:02

Ep.8: REVIEW - 'Springsteen on Broadway'

1/14/2019
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A quick review of 'Springsteen on Broadway', available on Netflix and DVD.

Duration:00:05:05

Ep.7: Lisa Akuah + Mikrowelt album review

1/9/2019
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The delightful Lisa Akuah sits down with me over a long, relaxed interview to discuss the important of vulnerability, honesty and sincerity in songwriting. You're also treated to the first album review on BPM Pod, thanks to a submission from Tihomir Zdjelarevic and his album 'Mikrowelt'.

Duration:00:46:43