The Sandman’s Orchestra is an atmospheric folk duo from Lille, France, made up of songwriter / producer Pierre Laplace and singer Léonie Gabriel. After 3 original albums, the duo set out to record their own version of “The Ninth Wave”, the B-side to Kate Bush’s classic “Hounds of Love” album.
No other artist has attempted to record a version of the entire B-side before. The duo’s take on Bush’s timeless music suite is both respectful and creative. You can find and follow The Sandman’s Orchestra on FACEBOOK, and download the music at BANDCAMP
Kate Bush on Ninth Wave (the) album:
The Ninth Wave was a film, that’s how I thought of it. It’s the idea of this person being in the water, how they’ve got there, we don’t know. But the idea is that they’ve been on a ship and they’ve been washed over the side so they’re alone in this water. And I find that horrific imagery, the thought of being completely alone in all this water. And they’ve got a life jacket with a little light so that if anyone should be traveling at night they’ll see the light and know they’re there. And they’re absolutely terrified, and they’re completely alone at the mercy of their imagination, which again I personally find such a terrifying thing, the power of ones own imagination being let loose on something like that. And the idea that they’ve got it in their head that they mustn’t fall asleep, because if you fall asleep when you’re in the water, I’ve heard that you roll over and so you drown, so they’re trying to keep themselves awake. (Richard Skinner, ‘Classic Albums interview: Hounds Of Love’. BBC Radio 1, 26 January 1992)