A cloudbuster is a fairly simple device. It consists of an array of parallel hollow metal tubes which are connected at the back to a series of flexible hoses which are of equal size to the parallel tubes. Alternately, the back of the tubes are joined together to a single large diameter pipe and flexible hose. The open end of these hoses are placed in water, which is believed to be a natural orgone absorber. Flowing water such as a river is preferred as an orgone absorbent, because a fixed volume of water in a bucket or barrel can become saturated with orgone and the cloudbusting process stops. The tube array is mounted on a two-axis gimbal permitting the tube array to be elevated or rotated horizontally.
The music video, directed by Julian Doyle, was conceived by Terry Gilliam and Kate Bush. The video features Canadian actor Donald Sutherland playing the role of Wilhelm Reich, and Bush playing the part of his young son, Peter. In the UK it was shown at some cinemas as an accompaniment to the main feature.