The Mixed Band Philanthropist – The Impossible Humane CD



Siren, Japan, 1999

First CD edition of this undisputed classic of original noise cut-up & surreal plunderphonics, originally released by Selektion in 1987. Reissue Includes previously unreleased intro and outro from the original sessions.

Recorded from 1984 to 1986, “The Impossible Humane” is the sole album by The New Blockaders side project Mixed Band Philanthropist.

The album is assembled of exclusive source material by the who’s who of the Industrial music scene of the time, including contributions by Nurse With Wound, Organum, Andrew Chalk, The New Blockaders, Etant Donnes, H.N.A.S., P16.D4, Asmus Tietchens, Controlled Bleeding, Smegma, Merzbow and many more. “A classic chunk of destroyed musique concrete. Assembled from a variety of musical and spoken sources, this is a nonstop barrage of genius. Filled with headsnapping changes, sexual innuendo and general confusion, it’s a totally great listening experience,” said The Wire magazine.

“This car crash tape collage still stands today as one of the best examples of the genre. Its perpetual barrage of split-second samples are a dizzying mess of ’60’s Pop songs, scrapes, industrial whirr, uncategorizeable racket, ghostly voices, electronic beebles and burrs, sped-up records, tape whizz, machine rumble, snatches of Reggae, bucket damage, kazoo farts, Disco spots and about three-thousand or more (I’m guessing) other samples that really shouldn’t work but, by some slight of hand or genius, actually do. On paper snatches of steel bands shouldn’t be found on the same side of tape as Geordie MCs, Michael Jackson, pneumatic drills, early Merzbow and ’50’s Doo Wop but here they are and it works. Totally. Then comes the added bonus of being able to listen to this to the point of ad nauseam, mainly due to the fact that there are so few reference points that every listen brings something new.” (Idwal Fisher)