The Amanuensis, Monuments’ sophomore album and follow up to 2012’s Gnosis, is scheduled for a release on June 23rd in Europe/Australia/New Zealand, and on July 8th in North American, via Century Media Records.The album track "I, The Creator" can be heard below.
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 Amanuensis tracklisting:
"I, The Creator"
"Origin Of Escape"
"Garden Of Sankhara"
"I, The Destroyer"
"I, The Creator":
Before touring Europe right around the release of The Amanuensis with PROTEST THE HERO, Monuments will do a quick and exclusive run with support coming from DIORAMIC for a handful of intimate shows throughout Germany in May.
10 - Karlsruhe, Germany - Stadmitte*
11 - Hannover, Germany - Lux*
12 - Berlin, Germany - Magnet*
14 - Saarbruken, Germany - Garage*
15 - Frankfurt, Germany - 11er*
16 - Cologne, Germany - MTC*
17 - Liege, Germany - Casernce Fonck, 6k Fest
22 - Bilbao, Spain - Kafe Antzokia**
24 - Pinarella di Cervia, Italy - RockPlanet**
25 - Stuttgart, Germany - Universum**
26 - Utrecht, Netherlands - Helling (Tivoli)**
27 - Bochum, Germany - Matrix**
30 - Munich, Germany - Backstage**
1 - Budapest, Hungary - Budapest Park**
2 - Bratislava, Slovakia - Randal Club**
3 - Warsaw, Poland - Progresja**
**with Protest The Hero