Jolan "Animation" album art
Animation (Laughing Outlaw)
A personal album for songwriter/co-producer Reese Szabo, Animation contains fragile, sweeping pop/rock epics and grand musical statements. Though establishing his name, these are songs that sound like they could be taken on by big commercial acts or given the premium treatment from some large record label. Not the fate for these – under perhaps no less creative circumstances this is a solid collection of songs. Naming Brian Wilson and Billy Joel as influences, Animation left me dreaming up Szabo’s potential if more people discover and develop what he does and how he does it. That part should be easy enough, as all anyone need do is listen to what is on here.