What You See
What you see...is what you get, just Desilets' voice and guitar on 10 songs dating back to 1981. The overall feeling is laid-back and rootsy, as the singer-songwriter creates a cosy vibe, bringing you into his world where the fishin' is easy and there's an endless array of possibilities outside his window. No subject is too mundane for Desilets, who finds inspiration in everything from the maple leaf on his umbrella to the boredom of a waiting room. Desilets truly shines with his skilful guitar work, which recalls the fleetness and passion of no less than Bruce Cockburn. - Rob Williams - Winnipeg Free Press 'What you see...' has set a standard for local CD releases in 2007 that will be hard to match. Marcel Desilets combines sincere & pensive lyrics with such brilliant guitar work, that you won't believe he's playing solo. This CD is one of those musical gems which will start off in heavy rotation in your CD changer, but soon you will find yourself skipping the others to hear from this album. The first great folk release of 2007. - Ed. Vorst / host of 'Second Weekend In July' 92.9 KICK-FM, Wpg. Remember Bob Ross, the oil painting instructor whose dulcet tones and 'happy little clouds' made sick days more bearable? Well, What You See..., by St. James resident Marcel Desilets, is the singer-songwriter equivalent of a particularly laid-back Ross episode -- and yes, we mean that as a compliment. Desilets seeks to recreate one of his solo shows, offering up 10 unadorned, voice-and-guitar musings on themes both weighty (New World of Mine, Take Me to Cuba) and completely inconsequential (Wishin' I Was Fishin', Big Umbrella). Bonus points for rhyming 'never fail ya' with 'paraphernalia.' - David Schmeichel - Winnipeg Sun.