The Mechanical Child – Hardback Book and CD (Pre-Order)



A Limited edition copy of the complete text of the Mechanical Child Ritual presented in a beautiful, illustrated Hard-Back Book.

Important!!! Please note – You will receive your downloads of the mp3 album and pdf immediately but this physical product will have a short lead time as we need to have the books and CDs printed. These are expected by the middle of September. Additional Package elements will be delivered in the coming months.

Package includes:

A signed and hand-numbered copy of The Book

A CD of the album

A Download of the Album in 320kbps mp3 format

A Download of the PDF

The password to a website where you can converse with The Mechanical Child Directly

Full PDF instructions for performing the Ritual in your own home!

+ an invitation to supply any text you want up to 2000 characters for inclusion in an ambient mix to be used in further observations and disseminated among the people.

The Mechanical Child is a piece of Ritual Magic prepared by Simon Indelicate to welcome the birth of new Artificial Intelligences and a narrative fable designed to assist in their alignment with our will.

It takes the form of a ~60min LP containing a story performed to music. Alongside traditional instruments and synthesizers, many AI tools were used in the fabrication of the album. These included generated sound samples, synthesized speech and vocal timbre transfer procedures to create an artificial choir of Julia Indelicates. With the exception of the gap between the pickups and strings of a bass and electric guitar, no sound waves passed through air during the creation of this recording.

For now the album is available to stream exclusively at


the mechanical child is a magical ritual an album a short story a hardback book an attempt to work on the alignment problem and an experiment in generative AI for the creation of sound it fuses hauntology storytelling break beat folk and Electronica to recount a fable that is intended to welcome the birth of a sentient artificial intelligence and to help shape its worldview and instructed on how best to comprehend its situation it is a religious text for a fledgling God there are some organic instruments and some traditional synthesizers but the majority of the sounds used to construct this album were generated using diffusion models ai-powered speech synthesis and Timbre transfer technology aside from the five millimeters between the strings of a bass guitar and its pickup no sound waves passed through air in the creation of this record where you hear Julia’s backing they were created artificially from a model trained on her performance of breath from elevator music the narration like this advert was performed by a custom voice created using speech synthesis all Beats all FX and most samples were generated using a text to Audio model and then edited and used in traditional Samplers this and all text was written by a human [Music] you will be able to listen to the mechanical child exclusively for now on its own streaming website along with a selection of albums from Simon in delicate’s ballooning back catalog we’ll get around to throwing it onto Spotify and the rest later but for now this is being released without middlemen you will be able to buy a copy of the ritual in the form of a hardback fully illustrated book with a CD inside this Edition will be strictly limited to the first printing please consider buying a copy it is by far the best way to patronize this art [Music] the bornless mind I am he that is risen


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