August 24, 2020: Bosky Rumbluffer, is back with observations and commentary regarding the strange days in which we live [and die]. There is only one Bosky Rumbluffer. 

Find it now on Bandcamp.

August 4, 2020: The Creeping Man returns with 40 minutes of his special brand  of dark ambient experimentation.

Download the album for free on The Creeping Man Bandcamp page. Full-length videos will be uploaded to thecreepingman.com.

Listen or purchase KNOBS at Bandcamp.

May 17, 2020: Cult member Chris Campbell [aka The Creeping Man] created this nifty instructional video for the very helpful ditty written and performed by fellow cult member Bosky Rumbluffer.

May 15, 2020: Björ6n’s Book Reviews. Apparently people are looking for something to read. We have been getting a number of inquiries asking for recommendations. So, Björ6n Oranj is offering up some of his latest finds. You’ll get a variety: paranormal action-adventure, inspirational biography, community drama, experimental fiction and quirky non-fiction.

Featured music in this episode includes:
Not This by Mint Machete
She’s Just Like You by Björ6n Oranj
This episode was produced and narrated by Björ6n Oranj.
Are you a Prince fan? We are. If you are not, there is clearly something wrong with you. Check out The Mountains and the Sea to get your Prince podcast fix.
 

You can find the podcast episode everywhere including  Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, Breaker, Overcast, TuneIn, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, RadioPublic , Spotify , YouTube and, right here, under the podcast tab.

May 1, 2020: Part 7 of The Long Lightning by Erik Blagsvedt as narrated by Stephen Indrisano.

We left you on a bit of a cliffhanger with the ending of part 6. Sorry about that. Here’s a recap. The Tammy Bins have circulated the punctuated burning airlines of manipulated spacetime with reverence and decay born of crimson electrification and mounting oracle juice effecting both my hat and your speed dot connection transmission through common feelsport and bubbling tap-taps. That about sums it up.

We would like to thank Stephen Indrisano for his nimble wordplay performance. You can get his comedic take on the catalog of Stephen King at The Stephen King Boo! Club and learn more about his technical prowess at Indrisano Audio Services.
This episode was produced, edited and soundscaped by Björ6n Oranj.
 

You can find the podcast episode everywhere including  Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, Breaker, Overcast, TuneIn, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, RadioPublic , Spotify , YouTube and, right here, under the podcast tab.

April 28, 2020: Chris Campbell, founding member of SQUID1969, collaborator of The Halcyon Brothers, member of Thrill Behind Barks and creator of dark ambient soundscapes under the moniker of The Creeping Man has a new website where you can check out all of his various incarnations, learn his back story and even buy a t-shirt. Check it out here.

April 16, 2020:  Inspired by long forgotten electronic ephemera, The Creeping Man returns with 33 minutes of blissful dark ambient minimalism.

“I have always been interested with ephemera–old receipts, pamphlets, letters, postcards, etc. The fact that decades old transitory items have avoided the trash heap is rather fascinating. As I started work on this album, my interest in the old reared its head in the form of electronic ephemera–long forgotten educational filmstrips and feature-length movies that had fallen into the public domain.

Samples from twelve such films have found their way into Nothing to be Afraid Of. The oldest is from the 1941 filmstrip ‘Verniers.’ The most recent is from the thrilling 1980 educational film ‘My Mother was Never a Kid.’ Not only is the audio ripe for sampling, but the aged films themselves look wonderful in the short promo videos I created for a handful of these tracks. You can see them on my Instagram page.” –The Creeping Man

Listen or purchase Nothing to Be Afraid Of at Bandcamp.

April 15, 2020:  Moon Boy got kicked out of Heaven. Then he blew his top and shot out some stars. It’s a love story.

This episode was written, produced and performed by Björ6n Oranj. It features the songs We’ll Always Be Together as well as Over the Moon by The Halcyon Brothers from their album Set Upon by Satellites. Bosky Rumbluffer provided the soundscape. 
You can listen to The Halcyon Brothers on all the platforms including: Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Deezer, Bandcamp, YouTube, iHeartRadio & Soundcloud.
 

You can find the podcast episode everywhere including  Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, Breaker, Overcast, TuneIn, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, RadioPublic , Spotify , YouTube and, right here, under the podcast tab.

April 11, 2020: The Creeping Man delves into side project territory with Thrill Behind Barks, a consortium among himself, Divider Line, and Jason Herrbolt—three amigos with a burning sensation for dark atmospheres and experimental noisescapes. Three In a Cell is an eleven track sonic experience best suited for those with a strong constitution. Listen and purchase at Bandcamp.

April 5, 2020: It’s been a long wait, but the wait is over. Zack Scott, cult member in good standing as the go to drummer and sometime multi-instrumentalist for The Halcyon Brothers, has released Seahorse to the masses. With elements of this album dating back to 2007, Zack and a large cast of contributing friends where able to complete most of the recording in the summer of 2018. In November of 2019, Seahorse made it’s way to Bandcamp  and now it is available just about everywhere including Spotify and Apple Music. The album displays Zack’s keen observations and devotion to the sophisticated pop sounds of the 70s. Think Harry Nilsson, Todd Rundgren or Badfinger and enjoy.

April 1, 2020: There are a lot of podcasts out there and that means there is a pretty vast podcast community. Really, the only folks listening to podcasts are individuals who are also making podcasts. Since only 17 people worldwide are actually earning any sort of profit from producing podcasts, the community relies on each other to for technological, legal, promotional and voice-over assistance. Members of that community have appeared on this very show, and This Isn’t Just a Cult’s Björ6n Oranj has provided the voice of Sherlock Butternuts on Hey, That’s No Way to Say Hello, Mr. Magnet on Your Yo-Yo’s Got to Go-Go, and Dr. Jack Billings on Jack Billings Presents: Me and My Neighbor Michael. In this episode, Björ6n guides you through some of his guest appearances as pharmacist and mayoral candidate Dr. Jack Billings. Featured music in this episode includes Cypress Monolith (the Jericho Smile), Quixotic Demagogue and Jingoistic Juggernaut by Squinting Matador.

You can find the podcast episode everywhere including  Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, Breaker, Overcast, TuneIn, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, RadioPublic , Spotify , YouTube and, right here, under the podcast tab.

March 21, 2020: Chris Campbell [a.k.a. The Creeping Man] created this sound collage for you the listener to ponder. He hopes it will spark that existential conversation you have been postponing with a loved one. Also, it is meant to inspire you to aspire. To reach for the stars. To swing for the fences. To boil the ocean. To bounce like a Muppet. To never Leggo the Eggo. 

You can find the podcast episode everywhere including  Stitcher, iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, Breaker, Overcast, TuneIn, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, RadioPublic , Spotify , YouTube and, right here, under the podcast tab.

March 15, 2020: Part 6 of The Long Lightning by Erik Blagsvedt as narrated by Yall Yall. Many listeners have contacted us about this series and asked why? Good question. Well, simply put, it’s because we think about thorns. The odd bequest of a fuchsia bender to sequin a soliloquy songbird to frisk our winch and our growing branching passwords in a beret of failure that protrudes a solitary wildcat. 

We would like to thank Yall Yall for his wonderful performance. Go over to Boothin’ Pod to listen to more of his musings along with some amazing freestyle raps. It’s a great listen.
Featured in this episode is Dramas [BANG!] Art by Björ6n Oranj. You can find it on the album Dastards. It is available on all the streaming services. This episode was produced, edited and soundscaped by Björ6n Oranj.
 

You can find the podcast episode everywhere including  Stitcher, iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, Breaker, Overcast, TuneIn, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, RadioPublic , Spotify , YouTube and, right here, under the podcast tab.

March 8, 2020: Björ6n Oranj has a new track out on all the platforms.

We are all just looking to be loved. The list is long. The list is true…and…She’s Just Like You.

Find it now on Spotify, Soundcloud, Deezer, Apple Music, YouTube, iHeartRADIO and Bandcamp.

March 7, 2020: Our man Bosky Rumbluffer, cult member extraordinaire, has gone through his own solo releases over the past 25 years to handpick his personal favorites. One track each from 14 different albums.

In his own words, “YES! Hear the evolution of one of the world’s most mediocre songwriters on one LP! Sequenced in chronological order, you will hear the utter stagnation of a true songwriting middler. ENJOY!”

Find it now on Bandcamp.

March 7, 2020: Dastard Chef.  There are soooooo many meal delivery services on the market these days. They all offer healthy meal plans for a variety of diets. How can one choose? Don’t worry. There is one choice that gives you everything and just a little bit more. Dastard Chef has been a longtime supporter of our podcast and honestly, we would praise them even if they didn’t support us. Their product is just that superior to everything else on the market. In this bonus episode, give a listen and find out why Dastard Chef is the only choice in meal delivery services.

This episode contains the songs Quixotic Demagogue and Jingoistic Juggernaut by Squinting Matador.

You can find the podcast episode everywhere including  Stitcher, iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, Breaker, Overcast, TuneIn, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, RadioPublic , Spotify , YouTube and, right here, under the podcast tab.

March 1, 2020: We Might Fall Apart.  This isn’t just a cult. This is an art collective. This is a new podcast episode. Within the TIJAC constellation is an indie rock band known as The Halcyon Brothers. For the first time in nine years, The Halcyon Brothers are releasing an album of new music [We Might Fall Apart]. Super fan Chris Campbell [aka The Creeping Man] tracks down founding members Bosky Rumbluffer and Björ6n Oranj to learn more about this album, their history and their creative philosophies.  What he got was tales about dune buggies, legal problems in Estonia involving Martin Scorsese, the name Elmer, famous hair stylists, hiking in Laos, single use toothbrushes and why we might fall apart. 

 

You can find the podcast episode everywhere including  Stitcher, iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, Breaker, Overcast, TuneIn, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, RadioPublic , Spotify , YouTube and, right here, under the podcast tab.

February 29, 2020:  It’s been nine years since The Halcyon Brothers  released new music. The wait is over.  Björ6n OranjBosky Rumbluffer deliver 10 tracks in under 30 minutes. We Might Fall Apart is rattled rock for addled times. Also in the mix are contributions from Zack Scott, The Creeping Man and Mint Machete. Check out what Kira Grunenberg of Throw the Dice and Play Nice had to say about it here.

You can find it on all the platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Deezer, Bandcamp, YouTube, iHeartRadio & Soundcloud.

 

February 23, 2020: Tesla Eel.  Reach in there and touch it. Get in deep—up to your elbow at least. Wiggle your fingers. Can you feel it? What you are experiencing is the all new for 2020 Tesla Eel and this Eel is electric. Experience Tesla Eel: The perfect blend of eco-friendly and deadly. This bonus episode was written by Chris Campbell [aka The Creeping Man] and Björ6n Oranj. Narration, soundscape and production was handled by Björ6n Oranj.

You can find it everywhere including  Stitcher, iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, Breaker, Overcast, TuneIn, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, RadioPublic , Spotify , YouTube and, right here, under the podcast tab.

February 15, 2020: The Long Lightning by Erik Blagsvedt as narrrated by Bjor6n Oranj continues with part 5. Abstract poetry read out loud because…because…BECAUSE seeking kitten righteousness about tomorrow will wrestle itself if barracuda has enough truck stop of its own. Because after a long and difficult presidency, no cognac but only an ambrosia dork like a giant wrench stenographer squanders moss like a physicist.  Because this is an afternoon orgy more than a choirmaster. This episode was written by Erik Blagsvedt and Bjor6n Oranj. It features a soundscape created by Kevotri. Check out more of his work at Soundcloud and Spotify

You can find it everywhere including  Stitcher, iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, Breaker, Overcast, TuneIn, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, RadioPublic , Spotify , YouTube and, right here, under the podcast tab.

February 7, 2020: The Halcyon Brothers  got some love for their new single.

Read what Kira Grunenberg of Throw the Dice and Play Nice had to say about Leaves of the Sea here.

The new album will be available everywhere February 29th. Listen to Leaves of the Sea now at Bandcamp and Soundcloud.

February 5, 2020: Album Release: It’s been nine years since The Halcyon Brothers  released new music. The wait is over.

With a new album hitting all the platforms February 29th, Björ6n OranjBosky Rumbluffer have a new single for you now. Listen to Leaves of the Sea at Bandcamp and Soundcloud.

You see, there was a tree and there was a man. And… well, it’s an allegory. You’ll like it.

January 31, 2020: The Preacher. Got some dishes to wash? Need to chop up some veggies for dinner? Why not listen to the preacher. Tune in to The Jesus is Life Ministry with Residential Christianity Expert Deacon Josiah Paul. Learn. Discover. Get questions answered.

This episode was written and performed by Or Cilantro. Production, additional writing and narration was by Björ6n Oranj. Say Goodnight by This Isn’t Just a Cult is featured in this episode.
 
You can find it everywhere including  Stitcher, iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, Breaker, Overcast, TuneIn, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, RadioPublic , Spotify , YouTube and, right here, under the podcast tab.

January 16, 2020: The Grays. Climate Crisis. Genocide. War. The Rise of Nationalism. Björ6n Oranj has been pondering the state of the world as the result of listening to too many podcasts. It has left him cynical. But, recently, there has been some hope. Resistance. Leadership. The Grays have become a world-wide phenomenon. They are fighting back against apathy. They have become an inspiration to millions. Maybe 2020 is the year everything changes.

Featured music includes all sorts of guitar noodling by Machete Petals and We’ll Always Be Together by The Halcyon Brothers. You can find it everywhere including  Stitcher, iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, Breaker, Overcast, TuneIn, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, RadioPublic , Spotify , YouTube and, right here, under the podcast tab.

January 3, 2020: Documentation. For some reason, we really don’t understand why, we have been receiving a lot of seemingly classified material through our website and email address. The thing is, we don’t know what to do with all this documentation. What is it? Is it important? We don’t know. So, we have decided to put it in the trustworthy hands of our listeners. What do you think? What does it mean? What else should we do?

This episode is sponsored by the all new Tesla Eel: A radical design concept for the eco-friendly, high-end performance, luxury sports car. Featuring music by Machete Petals and The Halcyon Brothers, you can find it everywhere including  Stitcher, iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, Breaker, Overcast, TuneIn, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, RadioPublic , Spotify , YouTube and, right here, under the podcast tab.

December 16, 2019: Fan Mail. Have you ever sent a fan letter? Have you ever received fan mail? The Creeping Man takes a look at both sides. Björ6n Oranj recalls his childhood of writing fan letters and Chopper reads some of our recent mail.

Featured music includes: Are You Listening by Bosky Rumbluffer & Under the Stairs by The Creeping Man.

You can find it everywhere including  Stitcher, iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, Breaker, Overcast, TuneIn, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, RadioPublic , Spotify , YouTube and, right here, under the podcast tab.

December 4, 2019: The Creeping Man Refutes Björ6n Oranj. Lies. Misconceptions. Exaggerations. The Creeping Man has some problems with some fabrications allegedly proclaimed by Björ6n Oranj. The Creeping Man refutes and takes the witness stand to tell his side of the story. You’ll notice his hand was not on the Bible. Along the way, while telling his tale, The Creeping Man weaves in some historical reference material: Bones and Brine by The Creeping Man, Entertain Me by This Isn’t Just a Cult, Sorry by SQUID1969, Pour Fun in My Mouth by SQUID1969 and The Complete Handbook of Oppositional Defiant Disorder by The Creeping Man.

You can find it everywhere including  Stitcher, iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, Breaker, Overcast, TuneIn, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, RadioPublic , Spotify , YouTube and, right here, under the podcast tab. If you prefer, you can also find our podcast episodes and other videos on YouTube

November 22, 2019:  The second video from SQUID1969’s is the cautionary tale of Jackson.

Chris Campbell [AKA The Creeping Man] directed.

A Stockpile of Tepid Hits is a complete catalog of SQUID1969. 14 Killer tracks plus 23 more are now available everywhere including: Bandcamp, Spotify, iTunes, Deezer, Google Play Music and CDBaby.

November 16, 2019: New Podcast Episode! Gelatinous Catapults. Our in-depth, focus-group research has strongly indicated that this is exactly what YOU are looking for: A one-of-kind episode about flowers, squirrels, stew, goo, innovation, corporate culture and country music. Of course, there is a heaping helping of Bosky Rumbluffer and a beautiful ditty about sleeping on a futon. It’s pert’near perfect. Björ6n Oranj, Chris Campbell, M0ssy Tr0n along with Jack Billings, Mike Colby and Abigail Reynolds of the JACK BILLINGS PRESENTS: Me and My Neighbor Michael podcast. Featuring music from Machete Petals, Bosky Rumbluffer, The Halcyon Brothers, Squinting Matador and Björ6n Oranj featuring M0ssy Tr0n. You can find it everywhere including  Stitcher, iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, Breaker, Overcast, TuneIn, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, RadioPublic , Spotify , YouTube and, right here, under the podcast tab.

 

November 15, 2019: 20 years later, SQUID1969 finally gets a proper release. A Stockpile of Tepid Hits is a complete catalog of the band’s career which began and flamed out in 1999. 14 Killer tracks plus 23 more are now available everywhere including: Bandcamp, Spotify, iTunes, Deezer, Google Play Music and CDBaby.

Imagine you take two friends–a bartender and a mid-level retail manager. Lock them in a room with a pile of asbestos, twelve ten-penny nails, a jar of mayonnaise, and a 100 amp circuit breaker and don’t let them out until they design a workable trebuchet. A Stockpile of Tepid Hits takes that concept and raises the bar. Two guys, a smattering of musical gear, and clouds of confusion blend together to form Squid1969. The outcome if which is as dangerously eccentric as a French projectile-throwing apparatus. Featuring Björ6n Oranj, Chris Campbell [aka The Creeping Man] and Bosky Rumbluffer.

November 8, 2019: It took 17 years, but The Halcyon Brothers’ first album is finally available to the masses. Recorded in 2002, A Dusty Bible Leads to a Dirty Life reunites Björ6n OranjBosky Rumbluffer who had previously worked together in the experimental Squid1969 . This project is much more indie rock with inspirations from Guided by Voices, The Pixies, Meat Puppets and the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack. The resulting sound decorates the weight of the world in a charming and medicated disguise. It embraces with a clinched smile, and then stumbles and occasionally falls only to somehow prop itself back up for another round. The naked and soaked emotions reveal a need for rather than a dispersion of serenity.
 

November 1, 2019: Shake Hands with Danger is now available on all the platforms. You can find it on all your favorite platforms including Spotify, Bandcamp, Apple Music, Deezer & Google Play.

12 songs written and recorded over the course of two years in Tanzania, The United States of America, Mexico and Vietnam. It is experimental and personal.

 

October 31, 2019: The continuation of The Long Lightning by Erik Blagsvedt as read by M0ssy Tr0n. Abstract poetry read out loud. Remember when you worked in a small redeemer stymie–a yobbo—ago, before everything switched to ginger, and you had your own mini moxie in voluptuous respirators? We think you have ‘big earthworms’ and would be a good prognosticator but your bimbo detector is just generality and crazy as soybeans. So, this might just be the remedy.

This episode was written by Erik Blagsvedt and Bjor6n Oranj. It features a soundscape created by Bosky Rumbluffer.
 

The podcast is available on many, many platforms including Stitcher, iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, Breaker, Overcast, TuneIn, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, RadioPublic , Spotify , YouTube and, right here, under the podcast tab.

October 30, 2019:   The 12 song album Shake Hands with Danger is now up on Bandcamp. A band. A collaboration. A constellation of cryptic acoustics. Shake Hands with Danger was written and recorded over the course of two years in Tanzania, The United States of America, Mexico and Vietnam. It is experimental and personal. 

Although there is a rotating cast of collaborators, the band is centered around the beats of Christopher Campbell [The Creeping Man & Squid1969] and the lyrics/vox of Björ6n Oranj [The Halcyon Brothers, Squid1969 and Squinting Matador]. Other contributors include Mint Machete, Bosky Rumbluffer [The Halcyon Brothers, Antheap, Pop Creeps, The Vanishing Spies, Revo, Bosky and The Rumbluffers].

October 7, 2019:   Finally, Quixotic Demagogue, the seemingly lost track from the mysterious Ed Hoffman and Björ6n Oranj project known as Squinting Matador has been released on Soundcloud. It’s chill, it’s instrumental and it’s featured on episode 8 of the TIJAC Podcast.

October 5, 2019:  The first video from the upcoming SQUID1969 retrospective features Chris Campbell [AKA The Creeping Man] in a depressive state. Sometimes life does not turn out quite the way you thought it would.

Itchin’to Make It Right can be found at Bandcamp, Spotify, iTunes & Soundcloud among many. many other platforms.

A Stockpile of Tepid Hits comes out on November 15th.

October 4, 2019: Bjor6n Oranj shares some details from his time while living on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. It is a surreal tale of mini-golf and concessions of the food variety.

Featured music in this episode: The Bell and the Bull Maverick by Bjor6n Oranj, Quixotic Demagogue by Squinting Matador, Jingoistic Juggernaut by Squinting Matador, A Letter to Alex by Bjor6n Oranj, Take That by Bjor6n Oranj, and Just You and Me by Bjor6n Oranj

This episode was written by Bjor6n Oranj and sponsored by Dastard Chef.
If you have not read Michael Paterneti’s Driving Mr. Albert, we highly suggest that you do.

It is available on many, many platforms including Stitcher, iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, Breaker, Overcast, TuneIn, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, RadioPublic and Spotify.

September 27, 2019: It’s been 20 years since SQUID1969 [Christopher Campbell of The Creeping Man and Bjor6n Oranj] began and burned out in a blaze of glory with two albums and one ep all released in 1999. But, get ready, it’s all coming back in digital form. Here is the first single from an upcoming retrospective. Itchin’ To Make it Right is the musical equivalent of a hangover-induced migraine. A lamentation of self-induced destruction. A slow, churning retrospective of the waste of life. Missed opportunities drowning in ethanol, grains, fruits and sugar. It is now up on Bandcamp, Soundcloud and will be available everywhere shortly. Check your Spotify, iTunes, Google Play…whatever over the next week or so. Enjoy.

September 7, 2019: The latest episode of the podcast is a special conversation between Björ6n Oranj and The Creeping Man. Although deeply secretive, over-all distrustful and a bit of a recluse, The Creeping Man contacted long-time collaborator Bjor6n Oranj via some sort of ham radio device to discuss his latest work– A Hit or Miss Proposition. Meandering through a bizarre set of topics including hit men, detective novels & the plight of the artist, this interview is the only recorded glimpse into the inner workings of this creative visionary.

Check it everywhere, including Anchor.

September 6, 2019:  Set Upon by Satellites, the fourth album from The Halcyon Brothers, has been released with all new artwork.

The line up includes founding Halcyon Brothers Bosky Rumbluffer and Bjor6n Oranj with Zack Scott on drums, Ted Eastman [inactive brother] on bass and Jason Lamb on guitar. 

You can find it everywhere, including Spotify.

August 31, 2019:  Yet another dalliance with Nonsense Rock from your ol’ pal, Bosky. 

Xtina Sex Machina provides backing vox on Bleu Vein Throbber, whilst Sir Thomas Bacheller loans borrowed lyrics to the same track. J and P most certainly contributed to the lyrics on Get Hip. EB+War inspired NITBG.
SDB had a hand in GH and Hocken. Over and OUT! Oh…and enjoy.

Find it on Bandcamp now.

August 24, 2019:  This Isn’t Just a Cult  and Squid1969 member Christopher Campbell  released  a new ep from his The Creeping Man project.  

This is a ive blitz recording on July 26, 2019. After the ambiance of ‘The Complete Handbook of Oppositional Defiant Disorder,’ here is something with mellow, downbeat grooves.

Korg hardware: Korg Electribe Sampler 2; Electribe, and the Monologue. Strymon Big Sky was used for effects. This is DAWless recording on the Tascam DP-32.

Available at Bandcamp.  

August 17, 2019: The Long Lightning pt. 3, episode 6 of This Isn’t Just a Cult: A Work of Real Fiction  is now available. The Long Lightning by Erik Blagsvedt as read by Bjor6n Oranj. Beginning-less and endless abstract poetry inspired by surprised freedom and words cut-up purely to be found flashing fragments arranged into non-arising light.  Awareness in not-knowing.  Liberation is center-less. . Read along with your own copy which you can find at Abstract Editions and Amazon. This episode features music by The Creeping Man, Bjor6n Oranj, This Isn’t Just a Cult, The Halcyon Brothers and Squinting Matador. You can listen to it just about everywhere including Anchor. Or, just click on PODCAST in our menu.

August 2, 2019:  The highly prolific Christopher Campbell  has a new ep from his The Creeping Man project coming August 24th.  Three new pugilistic instrumentals to to meld with your throbbing mind.  Check out the catalog at Bandcamp.  

July 22, 2019: The Long Lightning pt. 2, episode 5 of This Isn’t Just a Cult: A Work of Real Fiction  is now available.

Björ6n Oranj continues reading Erik Blagsvedt’s  book of abstract poetry, “The Long Lightning”. Read along with your own copy which you can find at Abstract Editions and Amazon. This episode features music by from The Creeping Man, The Halcyon Brothers, Björ6n Oranj, Squid1969 and Squinting Matador. You can listen to it just about everywhere including Anchor. Or, just click on PODCAST in our menu.

July 5, 2019:  Coming July 19th, This Isn’t Just a Cult  and Squid1969 member Christopher Campbell  will release a new album from his The Creeping Man project.  A six-track melange of Creeping Man noise and whatnot, The Complete Handbook Of Oppositional Defiant Disorder will be available at Bandcamp.  

May 23, 2019: This Isn’t Just a Cult: A Work of Real Fiction Episode 04 – The Long Lightning pt. 1 is now available.

Björ6n Oranj reads Erik Blagsvedt’s excellent book of abstract poetry, “The Long Lightning”. Read along with your own copy which you can find at Abstract Editions and Amazon. This episode features music by from The Creeping Man, The Halcyon Brothers, Björ6n Oranj, Squid1969 and Squinting Matador. You can listen to it at Soundcloud and Stitcher. Or, just click on PODCAST in our menu.

May 9, 2019:  It was a long and hard winter in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It must have been. As evidence: Bosky Rumbluffer has released his second full-length, solo album in a week.

The official press release states: “Bolstered and inspired by the universal apathy that greeted The Whammy Won’t Last Forever, Bosky unleashes the sonic powerhouse that is Hapless Romantic. Bob Pollard would be proud. If he cared. As always…(try to) enjoy.”

Ahhh… Bosky, you had us at inspired, or maybe it was apathy…either way, you can listen and buy it at Bandcamp. You can’t go wrong with Bosky.

May 2, 2019:  There is only one artist creating rude and dirty sounds that are combined with smutty visual suggestions to create an ideal embarrassment predicament. And, there can be only one.

Here ya go, more drug-fueled inspiration derived from every day conversations from Halcyon Brother and This Isn’t Just a Cult member Bosky Rumbluffer .  

You can listen and buy it at Bandcamp.  

April 25, 2019: This Isn’t Just a Cult: A Work of Real Fiction Episode 03 – Elaborate Rabbits is now available.

Is it a trick? Is it authentic? Is it permissible? Björ6n Oranj ponders these questions and the work of Doug Henning, Anthony Perkins, Charleze Theron, Mo’Nique, Morgan Rhodes and Bryan Ferry while promoting openness, vulnerability, and support for the legitimate self.  This episode features music by from The Creeping Man, This Isn’t Just a Cult, The Halcyon Brothers, Björ6n Oranj, and Squinting Matador. You can listen to it at Soundcloud and Stitcher. Or, just click on PODCAST in our menu.

March 19, 2019: A special little treat for our Soundcloud users. Exclusive. Short. Funky. Sound. 

Mint Machete inadvertently wrote the lyrics. He’s like that. You are probably too. 

Go ahead, it’s okay. You can listen.

March 19, 2019:   With the idea that the scientific approach to the examination of phenomena is a defense against a mystical experience or at least space disease, collaborators Ed Hoffman and Björ6n Oranj shut a studio door, inhaled and created Squinting Matador. Little is known about what actually occurred during these secretive sessions. Most with any knowledge seem to believe that the bulk of the recording occurred in 2001. Rumors of a possible 15 track album titled “Tacit Esperanto” abound, but actual copies seem to be something of a holy grail. We do know that Björ6n Oranj had been in squid1969 prior to these recording sessions and he was forming The Halcyon Brothers at about this same time. Later he would also form the art collective This Isn’t Just a Cult. Very little is known about Ed Hoffman. Some insist he became a painter in Winona, MN. Others swear that they have spotted him in the Canary Islands. One thing seems clear, he has a parrot named Chico.

March 17, 2019: This Isn’t Just a Cult: A Work of Real Fiction Episode 02 –  Near-Death Experience App is now available.

Pondering the effectiveness of offices, the similarities between golf and therapy, and the ramifications of near-death experiences all surrounded by a soundtrack from the This Isn’t Just a Cult constellation of artists.  This episode features music by from The Creeping Man, This Isn’t Just a Cult, The Halcyon Brothers, Björ6n Oranj, and Squinting Matador. You can listen to it at Soundcloud and Stitcher. Or, just click on PODCAST in our menu.

March 8, 2019: DASTARDS the long-awaited solo album from Björ6n Oranj is now available everywhere. Recorded between 2001-20015, this is a collection of experimental music skirting the edges of pop and rock while not attempting to be any genre. 

Give it a listen yourself. Try it on for size. MP3Hugger says, “This is a jam, the kind of confection that might need some getting used to but you never feel like anything but the funk is going down.” Discover for yourself on Spotify, Amazon Music, iTunes, Deezer and just about everywhere else you find your music.

February 20, 2019: Björ6n Oranj will be releasing a collection of 20 tracks on March 8th. The album will be called “Dastards” and it was recorded between 2001-2015 and is now, finally, seeing the light of day. It will be available on all your favorite platforms including Spotify.

In fact, you can follow Björ6n on Spotify now and make sure that you don’t miss a moment of the experimental pop madness.

February 9, 2019: This Isn’t Just a Cult: A Work of Real Fiction has been launched as a podcast. It is a fictional tale featuring music from the TIJAC constellation of artists and stories of regret, elation, mysticism, headaches, heartaches, harpoons and merit badges. Prefect for every situation. Except four.

Episode 01: None of This Matters starts off in a pretty dark place where only a mantra can save you. It was written by Neno December and Björ6n Oranj. Music from The Creeping Man, This Isn’t Just a Cult, Bosky Rumbluffer, The Halcyon Brothers, Squid1969, and Squinting Matador is woven into the story. You can listen to it at Soundcloud and Stitcher. Or, just click on PODCAST in our menu.

February 4, 2019:  Before there was This Isn’t Just a Cult, There was Squid1969. Take a janky Goodwill crock pot with a frayed cord. Insert the following: two synthesizers (one operable, the other not so much), one garage sale drum machine, one Tascam 4-track cassette recorder, one circular saw, two recent university graduates [Björ6n Oranj and Christopher Campbell], one pint of confusion, a heaping tablespoon of anger, and 1/8 teaspoon of talent. Cover and set on high for two weeks without stirring. Remove noxious slurry. Place in one gallon container. Add sulfur. Set on fire. Scrape residue into Castleberry Beef Stew aluminum can. Feed to Iggy Pop. Record audio from Mr. Pop’s colon blockage surgery…that’s Squid1969 in a nutshell.  Now, there is a Soundcloud page and an anniversary release of their seminal 1999 albums is anticipated in 2019.

December 24, 2018:  This Isn’t Just a Cult  and Squid member Christopher Campbell  released  a new ep from his The Creeping Man project.  Four new ambient and drone tracks to ease your throbbing mind.  You can get your own copy at Bandcamp.  

December 18, 2018:  The single version for Hyde from Set Upon by Satellites was released by The Halcyon Brothers.  This song asks the questions: What the hell is going on? What can we actually believe? What I thought was true is an actually a lie. Or is it? Am I a part of this or am I separate? Is that me grinding those teeth? The world is Hyde.

The line up includes founding Halcyon Brothers Bosky Rumbluffer [guitar and backing vocals] and Björ6n Oranj [lyrics and vocals] with Zack Scott on drums backing vocals, Ted Eastman [inactive brother] on bass and Jason Lamb on guitar. 

You can find it on iTunes, BandCamp, Spotify and Soundcloud.

December 7, 2018:  HAPPY BIRTHDAY Institute Professor!!! Noam Chomsky was born on December 7, 1928. This is an homage to Noam: A faithful radical, a power pirate, a poet of politics and an institute professor.

We thank you for speaking truth to power. We admire your insights. We appreciate your tenacity.  We are your fans.

We wrote an homage to Noam. You can find it on iTunes, BandCamp, Spotify and Soundcloud.

December 7, 2018:  The latest single from TIJAC, Ultra-Violet Tea, is live on all your favorite platforms. It’s a Buddhist song of redemption. Tasting the light organic and what is obscure by huddling in the found joy of all of us that is true via a Plymouth Barracuda looking at birds. 

Christopher Campbell of The Creeping Man supplied the beats and Bjor6n Oranj brought the lyrics and vocals.  Mint Machete created the guitar parts.

You can get your own copy at Bandcamp or iTunes. Stream it at Soundcloud.  There is also a VIDEO!

November 16, 2018:  The single version for Red Eyes Turn to Blue from Set Upon by Satellites was released by The Halcyon Brothers.  Love longed for from a position of confusion and fog sometimes happens and actually lifts you out of your stagnation. It happens.

The line up includes founding Halcyon Brothers Bosky Rumbluffer [guitar and backing vocals] and Bjor6n Oranj [lyrics and vocals] with Zack Scott on drums backing vocals, Ted Eastman [inactive brother] on bass and Jason Lamb on guitar. 

You can find it on iTunes, BandCamp, Spotify and Soundcloud.

September 16, 2018:  The single version for Suntastic Weekends from Set Upon by Satellites was released by The Halcyon Brothers.  Memories can be gossamer, floating in the air with indeterminate and shifting landings. Quite often they are distortions. Sometimes we only remember what we want to remember. Sometimes we only remember the suntastic weekends.

The line up includes founding Halcyon Brothers Bosky Rumbluffer and Bjor6n Oranj with Zack Scott on drums, Ted Eastman [inactive brother] on bass and Jason Lamb on guitar. 

You can find it on iTunes, BandCamp, Spotify and Soundcloud.

October 4, 2018:  Single number six from TIJAC is now available just about everywhere.  The world is a very complex place, yet it has a predictability in some sense. That is, we all know it is going to crash at some point. Shakespeare knew this and wrote of it often in both comedies and tragedies. Maybe, they are the same thing. It’s really just point of view.

Christopher Campbell of The Creeping Man supplied the beats and Bjor6n Oranj brought the lyrics and vocals. 

You can get your own copy at Bandcamp or iTunes. Stream it at Soundcloud.  There is also a VIDEO!

September 25, 2018:  Bandcamp is a major part of our distribution.  We like their style and appreciate their stand.  We also appreciate their service.  In their words, “In just seven weeks, the United States will hold its midterm elections—a vitally important moment that will determine whether the country stays on its current path, or renews its commitment to democracy. we’re encouraging U.S. visitors to Bandcamp to register to vote, and helping them do that on our site. The unfortunate fact is that most people don’t vote in midterm elections: only 17% of young people voted in the 2014 midterms, and 40% of eligible voters overall. Turnout for the 2016 presidential election was not much better, with the predictable result being a government that reflects the values and priorities of the very few. We can change this, but only if more of us vote. You can register or find your polling place here.”

Further, on Friday, September 28, Bandcamp is donating 100% of their portion of sales to the Voting Rights Project. We support this move and The Halcyon Brothers along with This Isn’t Just a Cult will also donate 100% of our sales to the Voting Rights Project.  U.S. Citizens, the election is November 6th, register and vote!

September 24, 2018:  The single version for Institute Professor from Set Upon by Satellites was released by The Halcyon Brothers.  Noam Chomsky was born on December 7, 1928. This is an homage to Noam: A faithful radical, a power pirate, a poet of politics and an institute professor.

The line up includes founding Halcyon Brothers Bosky Rumbluffer and Bjor6n Oranj with Zack Scott on drums, Ted Eastman [inactive brother] on bass and Jason Lamb on guitar. 

You can find it on iTunes, BandCamp, Spotify and Soundcloud.

September 14, 2018:  Single number five from TIJAC is now available just about everywhere.  In “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell”, William Blake states that we should “Expect poison from the standing water.” Sure, stagnation is calm, but it is also dull and lifeless. Conformity is also a form of pooling oneself off from the stream of ideas and thoughts. The advice of this song is to pocket your Swiss Army knife, dispose of your fear, crank up the volume and go find your love.  Christopher Campbell of The Creeping Man supplied the beats and Bjor6n Oranj brought the lyrics and vocals. You can hear Mint Machete on guitar and Bosky Rumbluffer on keyboards.

You can get your own copy at Bandcamp or iTunes. Stream it at Soundcloud.  There is also a VIDEO!

September 14, 2018:  The single version for We’ll Always Be Together from Set Upon by Satellites was released by The Halcyon Brothers.  A song about loving and being loved despite being daft and having maybe too much fondness for foosball.

The line up includes founding Halcyon Brothers Bosky Rumbluffer and Bjor6n Oranj with Zack Scott on drums, Ted Eastman [inactive brother] on bass and Jason Lamb on guitar. 

You can find it on iTunes, BandCamp, Spotify and Soundcloud.

September 1, 2018:  Christopher Campbell  contributed to Divergent Artists’ The Fencepost Reclamation Project Volume 4 with the song Ten Penny under his The Creeping Man moniker.

The Fencepost Reclamation is an open-ended remix project of Fencepost material originally released by Evelyn Records in 2002.  

Anyone interested in submitting a remix or reinterpretation is encouraged to do so. Check it out.


August 31, 2018:  The single version for Over the Moon from Set Upon by Satellites was released by The Halcyon Brothers.  A song about a love so fierce it produces stars radiating through space as the stellar wind.

The line up includes founding Halcyon Brothers Bosky Rumbluffer and Bjor6n Oranj with Zack Scott on drums, Ted Eastman [inactive brother] on bass and Jason Lamb on guitar. 

You can find it on iTunes, BandCamp, Spotify and Soundcloud.

August 23, 2018: Single number four from TIJAC is available for your musical consumption.  Remember, while you are holding your breath stretching out your hand to be held by someone who can distract you from your anxiety and fear, make sure they actually give a damn. Christopher Campbell of The Creeping Man supplied the beats and Bjor6n Oranj brought the lyrics and vocals. The guitar work was provided by the one and only Mint Machete.

You can get your own copy at Bandcamp or iTunes.

Stream it at Spotify, Deezer or Soundcloud.  Check it out, and, while you’re at it, check out the VIDEO!

August 20, 2018:  Multi-instrumentalist, Halcyon Brother on the drums and TIJAC member Zack Scott  released his latest, solo single for what might become three eps simultaneously, possibly a bloated album or a slightly thin double album. We think the answer lies in String TheoryNo Sister is a pop-rock gem that conjures up that period of time when, in the 1970’s, Harry Nilsson and Ringo Starr were best buds.  Did they happen to travel to Memphis and have drinks with Big Star?  Zack might be channeling an alternate reality.

Go give it a listen on Bandcamp and feel good about life.

August 17, 2018:  The single version for Kennedy Remedy from Set Upon by Satellites was released by The Halcyon Brothers.  Some say the that the Kennedy Family might be cursed. Being loved and allowing yourself to be loved can be difficult for everyone. Once you find that special someone, you want to avoid the tragedy of losing them. You might need a Kennedy Remedy before you get on a plane.

The line up includes founding Halcyon Brothers Bosky Rumbluffer and Bjor6n Oranj with Zack Scott on drums, Ted Eastman [inactive brother] on bass and Jason Lamb on guitar. 

You can find it on iTunes, BandCamp, Spotify and Soundcloud. Check out the VIDEO!

August 10, 2018:  Christopher Campbell  released three spectacular videos for his The Creeping Man‘s File Error project.  Witness.

August 9, 2018:  Inspired by The B-52’s, Captain Beefheart, Ween, Frank Zappa and Devo:  Halcyon Brothers and This Isn’t Just a Cult member Bosky Rumbluffer released a solo album of drug-fueled inspiration derived from every day conversations.  

You can listen and buy it at Bandcamp.  You should.  You do like being happy don’t you?  Well, be happy.   Be amused.  Be real.  Be  inspired.  For maximum enjoyment, listen in an altered state of consciousness…. 

You can also check out a couple of other albums from his wonderful career.  Seriously, this is a good use of your time…this…as well as needlepoint.

 

August 10, 2018:  Christopher Campbell  created a video for TIJAC’s third single, Just You and Me, in his creepy, laboratory basement.  Check it out.

August 1, 2018:  Single number three from TIJAC is available for all of your musical needs.  Inspired, sort of, maybe, probably by Terence Malick’s 1973 film Badlands, minus the murder spree, it’s a song about the love that happens when you can’t trust yourself so you trust someone else and give up caring about anything other than that bond. Christopher Campbell of The Creeping Man supplied the beats and Bjor6n Oranj brought the lyrics and vocals.

You can get your own copy at Bandcamp or iTunes.

Stream it at Soundcloud.  Check it out.

July 25, 2018:  This Isn’t Just a Cult  and Squid member Christopher Campbell  released  a new ep from his The Creeping Man project.  Three soothing tracks for your lonely soul. You can get your own copy at Bandcamp.  

July 22, 2018:  It seems timely, so a reissue single for The Halcyon Brothers “Comrade” is now available at Bandcamp and iTunes

It’s tragic story of misguided, egoistic and diabolic leadership all leading to a pile of ash but set to a jaunty jam.

The line up includes founding Halcyon Brothers Bosky Rumbluffer and Bjor6n Oranj with Zack Scott on drums, Ted Eastman [inactive brother] on bass and Jason Lamb on guitar.

July 19, 2018:  Bjor6n Oranj  created a video for TIJAC’s second single, OK Uruguay. Based on a 1940’s film called  “Soundie, Help a Sailor on a Night Like This”, it’s a drunk, drinking song that echoes life long about egos and heroes and minds on the run.  It is also a tutorial on how to mispronounce Uruguay.  Well, this isn’t just a Cult.  Check it out.

July 13, 2018:  Single number two from TIJAC is available for all of your musical needs.  It’s a drunk, drinking song that echoes life long about egos and heroes and minds on the run.  Christopher Campbell of The Creeping Man supplied the beats, Mint Machete soothed the guitar and Bjor6n Oranj brought the lyrics and vocals.

You can get your own copy at Bandcamp.  Stream it at Soundcloud.  Check it out.

July 13, 2018:  This Isn’t Just a Cult  and Squid member Christopher Campbell  released  a new album under the moniker of The Creeping Man .  Seven Percent is a mix of ambient experiments, field recordings, drones, noise electronic wonder and general sonic mayhem.  There are 8 tracks on the album.  Five of them are noise and three have beats that you can dance, knit or disseminate to. You can get your own copy at Bandcamp.  Mr. Campbel would like to thank you for listening.

July 10, 2018:  This Isn’t just a Cult released it’s first video for the single Clever, Clever. Created by cult member Bjor6n Oranj, it features vintage footage from a number of commercials and public service messages from the 1940’s and 1950’s.  An overtly political commentary on the modern era.  Check it out.

July 9, 2018:  The first TIJAC single is now available. It’s a morality tale for birds of a feather with deep, ominous, foreboding drones and wiggly beats built to confuse those waiting to be famous.  Christopher Campbell of The Creeping Man supplied the beats, Mint Machete corrupted the guitar and Bjor6n Oranj brought the lyrics and vocals.

You can get your own copy just about anywhere including iTunes, Bandcamp, or Amazon.  You can stream it from lots pf places to like Spotify or Soundcloud.  Check it out.

July 3, 2018:  Before there was This Isn’t Just a Cult, there was The Halcyon Brothers.  The 2011 release Set Upon by Satellites was just reissued. The fact is that this is a great album. It’s big power-pop.  It’s indie rock.  It’s experimental and even jams. Founding Halcyon Brothers Bosky Rumbluffer and Bjor6n Oranj were joined by Zack Scott on drums, Ted Eastman [inactive brother] on bass and Jason Lamb on guitar.

Give it a listen at all your favorite sites including iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, Spotify and SoundCloud