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  • Poster/Print + Digital Album

    Beauty to hold in your hands while you listen: a 7-inch giclée watercolor print and album card with lyrics and drawings. I was so happy to ditch the internet and work alongside my people at the Compound Gallery, the wonderful Eric Sanchez of Daruma Press and designer Chloë Dalby. We created and hand cut a limited edition of 100 prints, with the first set going to my beloved funders.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Yellow Blue Alizarin via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 7 days
    edition of 100 

      $25 USD or more 

     

  • Poster/Print + Digital Album

    The album card, each with a unique outtake from the glicée printing process with Daruma Press. Featuring lyrics, profound gratitude, and a drawing by myself. Designed by Chloë Dalby.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Yellow Blue Alizarin via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 7 days

      $6 USD or more 

     

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for all the untold stories of migrants, and the land they left.

lyrics

Bright blinking, blinding light / I once had sky above my eyes / waving laundry / Wide open centuries / collapsing into cities / tall and dusty // Street sweeper whistle part of the rice song / so my grandmother / can fall asleep / Street sweeper whistle part of the rice song / so my grandmother / can fall asleep // It’s only concrete now / moved from the old world to the new / from the country / They’re changing China now / I wonder how I’ll even breathe / in this city // Street sweeper whistle / part of the rice song / so my grandmother can fall asleep / Street sweeper whistle / part of the rice song / so my grandmother can fall asleep // I once grew that, with my hands / I once grew that / I once sang that, with my mouth / I once sang that /... //

© 2017 Melanie Ida Chopko All rights reserved.

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from Yellow Blue Alizarin, released September 27, 2016

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Melanie Ida Chopko Oakland, California

"Melanie Ida Chopko has that precious and rare quality that we long for in our artists …a unique way of seeing. Happily she also has the grace of melody and words to communicate it to us." - Rachel Efron, songwriter & producer

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