One Heart Many Hands @ Wavelength

One Heart Many Hands -- Review

Looping pedals aren't played yet, right?

No. No, they're not. There's so much that you can do with them. For instance, you can loop over sweet sounds of a violin and then sing/harmonize over the violin to create a band of harmonizing harmonizers with strings. Or, even better, you could use use guitar to create a flow and drum over the guitar. PERFECT!

One Heart Many Hands began when Steve Hesselink would wait for work to be done as he was a snow remover in his town of Kitchener. When time needed to be killed, he did what any other person who knows something about music would do: make pizza-pockets. OH! And, make music.

Hesselink, who is also the drummer for Toronto's epic-powered We're Marching On... and temporarily drumming for The D'Urbervilles, began this solo project in the early months of 2006 and has become something friends and close companions can enjoy. Now, One Heart Many Hands is slowing beginning to perform for the masses as Wavelength hosted the young chap.

A drum-kit, two mics and a guitar were set up at the back of the stage. Starting off with a guitar melody, he'd layer one over the other, slightly changing tempos, creating some distortion and some clear sounds. After a short while, you'd think it would be too much to listen to. All of a sudden, you hear Hesselink's voice begin to softly open up through the mic and enter your ears. When all of the sounds, distortions and vocals mixed together at the loudest it could possibly go, Hesselink cuts out all of the output with the exception of his voice and sings out the end of the song to closed eyes.

One Heart Many Hands reminds me of the group of people Steve Hesselink knows: Ohbijou, We're Marching On.., Germans, Bahai Cassette, and so forth. All of these people are enough to be Hesselink's inspiration to make something so sweet. You only know it's sweet if it's from the heart.

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