Label / Thon Music
Producer / Jim Walker

Engineer / Jim Walker

Assistant Engineer / Connor Thompson

Facility / Studio 515. Portland, OR

Art Direction / Jim Walker

Running Time / 45:00

Release Date: May 15th, 2016


Violin on Cobbler /

Eddie Parente’


Even though I'm one of these precious singer/songwriter drips, one of my deep loves is instrumental music.

Truth be told, I actually prefer it to music with lyrics. Mostly because I find lyrics distracting when I'm trying to do something else. If someone's talking to me, telling me something, I'm keen to try and listen.

I feel I owe it to the person to at least pay attention.

Happily, that responsibility is out the window with instrumental music.

You just relax and enjoy the music.

Let it wash over you.

This album goes hand in hand with the Background Application V3 album, and also with the recently released, He Is Born.

All three of these albums breathe the same air.

Foreground is a bad little kid; a bit of a big mouth, rude, and will not do a damn thing you tell it to.

Think Frank Zappa, Steve Reich, Allan Holdsworth.


1. Al’s New Shoes                                 

2. Temptress                                          

3. Summer 23                                        

4. On Parade                                         

5. Twine                                                 

6. Cobbler                                              

7. Out Damn Spot Theme                      

8. The Monks                                         

9. Last Thing First                                  

10. Beddy Bye                                       

11. Acid Wave                                        

12. Roger That                                       

13. Lost In Wind                                    

14. Are You Going To Eat That?             

15. My Theremin Loves You                   

16. Calbuco                                           

17. Robbie’s Lil’ Sack


All songs written by James Stanley Walker 

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