Inner Void, Le' Chaim, The Spider, Skin, These Structure, Biting, Hollow Bone and Beautiful Lines, perhaps one of the reasons that makes this album such a monumental art album is the fact that these tracks were primarily written for a dance show called Body Play, hence the album title.
Exploring the more graphic, slow and surreal consequences of sound, you can feel a lot of elements in these tracks, building, structuring and exposing almost everything that comes as an impressionistic part of life, from surreal urban cosmogonies, to delicate and pure hemispheric lines of soul paths. With a very slow, calm and transcendental atmosphere, Body Play creates the monumental over the senile, sees meaning and art in the insignificant, and corrodes old perceptions to create new ones. A more surreal, horizontal and speculative work of art, Body Play certainly plays with the senses of the listener, promoting a travel and a lucid questioning through the meaning and the depth of perceptions, inserting into another perspective everything that we think we knew about our senses before. Especially if you listen to this album with your eyes closed.
Of course, you may think sometimes the album is boring, and maybe loses its ground base for being too subjective; nonetheless, these qualities seems to be its main propositions, where all those apparently incoherent devices seemingly aligns the insinuations of sound to different perceptions. While it is impossible to categorize the album in some moments, for its apparent random nature, its experimental audacity is certainly an artistic victory, that relies on the fundamental principles of its own fugacity, temper and unbroken sonorous considerations.
Body Play, unlike many other albums, is an album that you must feel. Playing with your senses, you don’t have to forget that, primarily, this was written as the score of an experimental art show, that functions very well at its own right, although you have to be reminded of its significance and intentions, and listen to it in the proper mood. While this album certainly will not change your life, you can certainly enjoy and appreciate its unforgiving and unrestrained flexible values, and sometimes minimalist devices, that create a new form of sonorous consideration, in the onset of an intelligent and vigorously unique experimental artifice.