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Mt. Kili – Ten Songs for My Girls, for Now and Later
Mt. Kili hails from Asheville, North Carolina, bringing a heartfelt and unique style to his music that resonates deeply with the substance of our lives. His album, "Ten Songs for My Girls, for Now and Later," has captured the attention of thousands of folk fans. The album's genuine and heartfelt nature is a testament to Rick Sichta's prowess in songwriting. Recorded in his home using a dated recording system, his voice, and a classical guitar, the album is a labor of love dedicated to his twin six-year-old girls.

"Tomorrow" kicks off the album with hope and promise, setting the tone for the journey ahead. "Fall Asleep in the Sunlight" follows, offering a soothing and warm melody that evokes the peacefulness of a lazy afternoon. "Conversations Right to God" delves into introspection and spirituality, reflecting Sichta's songwriting's personal and contemplative nature. Each track is crafted with simplicity and authenticity, drawing the listener into Mt. Kili's world.


"Down the Road" and "Best Day Ever" continue this journey with narratives that explore life's joys and challenges. "I See You" stands out as a poignant expression of connection and understanding, while "Sea of Violence" tackles more turbulent emotions, showcasing Sichta's versatility in addressing different aspects of the human experience. These songs highlight his ability to blend lyrical depth with melodic richness.


The latter part of the album includes "Comb Your Saviors," a track that intertwines metaphor and reality, and "Smile on My Face," which brings a touch of optimism and resilience. "We Don't Have Long" closes the album with a reflective and sobering reminder of life's fleeting nature. Each song contributes to a cohesive,personal, and universally relatable narrative.


Mt. Kili's "Ten Songs for My Girls, for Now and Later" is more than just an album; it's a heartfelt message from a father to his daughters and a poignant reflection on life. Combining Sichta's evocative songwriting, minimalist instrumentation, and emotional sincerity creates a collection of songs that resonate deeply with listeners. This album is a testament to the power of music to capture and convey the essence of our most intimate experiences.