5.0 out of 5 stars
This is not Pink Floyd, Jan. 14 2003
This is album belongs almost entirely to Ron Geesin and it's misleading to give Roger Waters equal billing, so Floyd fans, reconsider. Roger contributed four of the songs, and three of those are the same tune with different lyrics. That said, I'm a big Pink Floyd and Roger Waters fan, but that didn't stop this album from being one of my favorites. With the exception of the Roger tunes, it's entirely instrumental (or at least wordless), with string duets, looped chanting, and other stuff I can't begin to identify. It manages to be highly experimental without being pointless or grating on the ears. Most of Ron's other stuff escapes me, but not so here. Just to clear up any confusion from one of the other comments, it was after Dark Side of the Moon that Floyd considered recording an album sans musical instruments, and that was scraped to record Wish You Were Here, not Animals. Regardless, Music From the Body was recorded half a decade earlier, prior to Pink Floyd's Ummagumma. Several Species from Ummagumma is probably the closest you'll come to find anything that sounds like Floyd on this album (though I believe Give Birth to a Smile does feature all of the Floyd members), but in my opinion, Floyd's attempt to impersonate The Body didn't come close.