Kate Bush’s 1985 pop classic Hounds of Love offers the most accessible entry point to the artist’s eclectic discography. It contains crowd-pleasers like “Running up that Hill” and “Hounds of Love,” while at the same time offering a taste of some of her more experimental pieces in the second half (known as “The Ninth Wave”). Now, the entire album is being honored by L.A. songwriter railcars.
railcars (aka Aria Jalali) uses lush, noise-rock soundscapes to blend the two distinct halves of Hounds of Love. It feels like the sampling and synthesizers that Bush took risks with in “The Ninth Wave” come full circle. Unlike other attempts to cover Bush in the past, railcars maintains his own vision while remaining true to the spirit of the original.
The Hounds of Love project was made possible through a Kickstarter campaign last year and has now come to life. You can head over to Crash Symbol’s bandcamp to pre-order a cassette copy. A vinyl version will be available August 8th and is limited to 275 copies.
Find out more info about railcars (aka Aria Jalali) on his website.