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Thursday, April 24, 2014
Monuments: reveal cover and track listing of "The Amanuensis"
Monuments:  reveal cover and track listing of "The Amanuensis"

"The Amanuensis", MONUMENTS' sophomore album and follow up to 2012's critically acclaimed "Gnosis" is scheduled for a release on the following dates:


Europe / Australia /NZ: June 23

USA / Canada: July 8


"The Amanuensis", at least the title, was inspired by author David Mitchell's novel, "Cloud Atlas". The complex story lines are the perfect analog for MONUMENTS. Musically, the group weave in and out of themes, motifs, and professor-like note calculations with graceful ease. But lyrically "The Amanuensis" comes from a very different place. "The album is about the Samsara cycle," reveals Browne (guitar)."The cyclical existence of life that we are all bound to."


The story of "The Amanuensis" is divided in 11 chapters whose titles read as follows:


1. I, The Creator

2. Origin Of Escape

3. Atlas

4. Horcrux

5. Garden Of Sankhara

6. The Alchemist

7. Quasimodo

8. Saga City

9. Jinn

10. I, The Destroyer

11. Samsara


MONUMENTS are:


Chris Barretto - vocals, saxophone

John Browne - guitar

Olly Steele - guitar

Adam Swan - bass

Mike Malyan - drums, samples


MONUMENTS online:


http://www.thisismonuments.com/

http://www.facebook.com/thisismonuments

http://soundcloud.com/thisismonuments