I wholeheartedly agree with you. The Musikians aren't per se serious business. They will probably never be and the variety has always been charming for me as well.
However, the way our music is distributed simply has its limitations. We can't sample copyrighted material, we can't use artist names in our titles and all of our album covers have to be original creations or based on public domain pictures. This is simply limiting in a lot of ways. With The Musikians, we risk forced monetization on YouTube videos (which has already happened, I've had to appeal to copyright strikes in cases of public domain audio) and even having to re-release past releases. That's no fun. This project will be a careless playground, more free for newbie experimentation and just making funny dumb things in general. Technically, I was never allowed to make the Richard D James series and cannot do this in future, for example. That is a bummer. This way, we can work our way around this all and relief inexperienced musicians from the burden of having to live up to the level of us regular Musikians, who have been submitting music for almost 2 years to the project now. One track I am submitting is a remix of NMH - King of Carrot Flowers Part 2 and another is a Green Day - American Idiot remix. I could never submit that to The Musikians, while I would have loved to for years. So yeah, there are a whole bunch of reasons why I believe it's worthwhile to set up this new project.