Back in March, we caught up with Canadian producer Factor Chandelier who walked us through his newest album Time Invested II, a guest-heavy collection of tracks that also doubled as a sort of birthday celebration (it was released on his 40th) re-enlisting emcees he’s worked with over the years since the original Time Invested dropped back in 2002. Along with features from artists like Open Mike Eagle and Myka 9, mid-album highlight “Garbage Island” gathered together a specific collection of names with a long history together: AWOL One, Gregory Pepper, and Ceschi (the latter two also perform together as Common Grackle). “These collaborations all started on ‘Back Then’ for AWOL and my album Owl Hours, then we did ‘Noise Band’ for Factoria, and now we have ‘Garbage Island,’” Factor details, hinting at someday collecting enough tracks for a full-length project together.
As Time Invested II creeps toward its one-year anniversary, today we’re getting a music video for “Garbage Island” that sees each artist outlined in newspaper clippings while the song’s imagery fills the background and the lyrics cleverly materialize in various places across the frame. “Apparently there’s these gyres out in the middle of the ocean where trash churns and collects onto a floating barge—an actual garbage island,” Pepper explains of the song’s meaning. “It’s all down to vapid human consumption and convenience, right? Personally, my own cultural touchstones are juvenile TV shows and cheap junk food, so it seems fitting that I should make this musical pilgrimage back to my homeland of Garbage Island. The Guns ’n’ Roses and Taxi Driver references are on the house.”
The video was put together by Morgans Brother, who’s worked on clips for the Fake Four crew for some time now. “Morgan’s Brother did a really great job of this video concept,” adds Factor, “collaging his visions with the song and bringing it to life.”
Check out the video below, and revisit the album here.