"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. "The cyclical existence of life that we are all bound to, It's the story of Samsara."
Recorded at Monnow Valley Studio (Black Sabbath, Rush, Led Zeppelin) in Wales, Audiohammer Studios (The Black Dahlia Murder, The Contortionist) in Florida, and Browne's own studio Bear Noize Studio in England, "The Amanuensis" is powerful and clear, A resolute sonic statement, But the group's sophomore album is also the most stripped down production in MONUMENTS' history, By design the drum triggers and studio trickery are gone. "Metal has lost the ‘live' element of production," Browne admits. "All bands sound too perfect. And albums aren't really a true representation of what the bands actually sound like in a live setting, We wanted to give everyone what we actually sound like, with us actually playing the instruments, The final result is great!"
Cat No: 9984328
Packaging: CD Regular
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