Mentat started as a musical project in 1998. Very influenced by the music of rock and metal bands such as Neurosis and Godspeed You! Black Emperor, we dedicaded ourselves to tread the uncertain grounds between doom and classical music.
The band started with 10 members on stage (9 musicians plus visual projections), and during its 15-year span it decreased steadily, until we ended up being only 2: Marc Celma (drums, keyboards and electronics) and Javier Vivó (guitar, vocals and lyrics), but trying to make the same dense atmospheres as before, by the use of electronics.
We recorded a total of 1 demo, 2 EPs, 1 Split album with Cementerio, and 2 LPs. The whole discography of Mentat is available on bandcamp, free download.
In 2011 we started a new kind of project for us: playing live soundtracks for silent films. In December 2011 we made our first live show of The Hands of Orlac (Robert Wiene, 1924). In April 2013 we presented The Fall of House Usher (Jean Epstein, 1928).
In June 2013, after 15 years of hard work, the band was dissolved.