Volumen 1 :: Shane Hickey
Volumen 2 :: Doug Smith
Volumen^2 :: Bryan Hickey
bKCAWCK :: Chris Bacon
Volumen Beta :: Bob Marshall

Shane Hickey Volumen 1
Shane Hickey

As the introverted boy genius of VOLUMEN, it most often falls to Shane to write the songs that make the whole world sing and the young girls cry. When he’s not singing about underwater lovemaking or playing video games for 36 hours straight (passions which, as reliable sources inform, he enjoys more or less equally), Shane can usually be found pressing wildflowers in his lockable Holly Hobby diary (combination: 3-23-16) or walking and reading Popular Mechanics at the same time. He is also a world class mental archivist of nearly-forgotten pop acts of the early 1980s and an unrepentant fan of some of the fruitiest music ever recorded. In fact, the last male bonding I did with Shane was over our shared love of the Art of Noise, and the Magnetic Fields album Holiday.

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sabas.jud.as 03/29/2006
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Title: Volumen , Science Faction CD
Author: Sabas

Wantage’s hometown heroes, Volumen, however, are more of a Montana anomaly, running contrary to the prevailing wisdom that this kind of music only reaches the public via New York art schools and European nihilists. Sure, Devo came of age in Ohio, but they at least had Rocket from the Tombs as neighbors and the Kent State shootings in the college paper. For this five-piece, the nearest major metropolis (Seattle) is 500 miles away. Maybe it’s the ICBMs buried under the wheat farms and the constant F-16 flyovers from the neighboring U.S. Air Force base that caused Volumen’s art-damage. This is true outsider music, in the strictest sense of the term. No tight pants or white belts here, no affectations, no fashion—just mutated, high-isotope musical weirdness. The influence list is broad, ranging from K.K. Downing and Andy Partridge to Brit Daniel and Doug Martsch. @ Volumen.net (MP3&Review)Thanks to Tim Byron (from Fanatic New Media)