1976 was a quieter year for Pink Floyd in terms of album releases, but the band continued to tour and develop new material. They spent much of the year in the studio, working on the songs that would eventually comprise their next album, "Animals." This period of relative silence on the public front allowed the band to refine their concepts and explore new musical directions.The band continued to perform live, with a focus on experimenting with stage design and visual elements. The innovative use of inflatable props and elaborate lighting effects added to the band's reputation for creating immersive concert experiences. During this time, Pink Floyd's creative dynamics began to shift, with Roger Waters taking a more central role in the band's conceptual direction.