We’ll certainly keep our fingers crossed for that! And we’ll be hoping to watch a series where the theme music is yours! And now, do tell us, where did the idea for your stage name, Mentalny , come from?
It goes back to when I was thirteen. I bought my first guitar and I played in a band called Normann Goodmann. We broke up in 2005. For the next year, the keyboardist and I tried to form a new line-up, but it didn’t work out. After that, my musical journey was limited to playing the guitar around campfires for a few years. I was living with the conviction that I had to have a percussionist and a bassist, that I had to have a band if I was going to carry on making music. And then… I discovered the computer. I began composing songs, arranging them, laying down the percussion, the bass line and the keyboards and playing the guitar. Obviously, the initial effects weren’t at all striking and the songs wound up on the proverbial back burner. As my home recording skills developed, though, I went back to them. I often recorded them from scratch. The results of my work steadily improved and three years ago, my wife told me that when I played something, she didn’t always know whether what she was hearing was the radio or one of my numbers and that they were good enough to publish. As I saw it, they still weren’t ready but, as they say, “There’s no such thing as a finished work, only a discarded one”. In the end, though, the time came when I felt that I was ready, (emphatically) mentally, to release them. When the numbers I’d chosen were ready for streaming, my stage name was completely obvious to me!