Spacetime Continuum ‎– Sea Biscuit

Astralwerks ‎– ASW 6129-2, Caroline Records ‎– ASW 6129-2
CD, Album


1 Pressure 10:25
2 Subway 12:00
3 Ping Pong 6:33
4 Voice Of The Earth 11:33
5 Floatilla 9:08
6 Q 11 11:08
7 A Low Frequency Inversion Field 13:07

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Mastered at The Compound, San Francisco, June 1994.

(P) & (C) 1994 Caroline Records.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 1704-66129-2 0
  • Rights Society: BMI

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PS 08/61 Spacetime Continuum Sea Biscuit(CD, Album, Ltd) Fax +49-69/450464 PS 08/61 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
ASW 6129-4 Spacetime Continuum Sea Biscuit(Cass, Album) Caroline Records ASW 6129-4 US 1994 Sell This Version
ASW 6129-1 Spacetime Continuum Sea Biscuit(2xLP, Album) Astralwerks ASW 6129-1 US 1994 Sell This Version


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October 9, 2016
I feel like I must be the only person who hated this album since the day it came out. It's pure ear candy, almost a parody of what '90s ambient techno had been building up to at the time. Everything is mixed up-front and loud, crystal clear with no subtlety, no depth, no spaciness or spaciousness. Drugs don't even help. Every song is pointless other than to say "hey! listen to this!"—no mood, no atmosphere, no journey for your mind, no sense of importance or emotion...just spacey synthesizer noodling. That's great for some people, but to me it just sounds like it belongs on a New Age label. Not surprisingly, it was wildly popular in coastal California. Back in the Midwest, we reacted somewhere between, "oh, that's nice, I guess" and "what is this shit?"

Anyway, if you like this album, you probably also like the Higher Intelligence Agency Colourform and the Future Sound of London Lifeforms albums. Beep boop beep beoop swoosh whoosh *reverb cranked up to 11*.


March 12, 2016

Highly recommended if you're into 90's ambient stuff.
Favorite track : Voice of the Earth.


September 25, 2014

one of my favorites.
highly recommended.


June 24, 2014

An incredible album that perfectly captures the essence of what made early-90s ambient so transcendent. Everything is here – long, effortlessly complex structures; floating, gorgeous synths of all shapes and sizes; effective and carefully used rhythms (never intrusive); and melodies/motifs that stay with you long after the album is done.

There were many producers operating in this ambient or intelligent techno style around this time, but few managed to create an album that stands so strongly as a whole. Highly, highly recommended to anyone interested in exploring ambient music circa 1994.


October 29, 2013
edited over 3 years ago

SEA BISCUIT, Spacetime Continuum's first solo album (if you ignore ALIEN DREAMTIME), is one of the albums that brought ambient music to the public consciousness. "Pressure" tinkles its way into your mind via some jazzy keyboard work before the beat comes thudding in with added acid to bring you back down to earth. But "Subway" is more breathy and airy, and "Ping Pong" twinkles with its metallic tones, whereas "Voice of the Earth" is all about the drift. Both "Q 11" and "A Low Frequency Inversion Field" drift too, the latter with plenty of submerged bubbles, but the jewel in this ambient crown is "Floatilla," which is carried along into outer space on its long, low tones, and the moment when it pitch-shifts seems almost heavenly.


February 21, 2013

This is a real must in the ambient music collection, it's a delight from start to finish. Much more laid back than later Space time continuum stuff. Long sweeping melodies, and soundscapes drift and meander seemlessley and without any sudden tempo changes or the breakbeats of his later stuff, making it a wonderful album for moving in an out of dream like states. It will end almost without you noticing, dissappearing as unobtrusively as it arrives. My mood is always lifted and i never get bored by it. This is a great chill out album.


August 1, 2012

An untouchable Ambient classic.

Endless layers and spheres of sonic beauty.
Uncountable variations, shapes and forms of sound from all kinds of sources.
All falling into place within one solid body of music and art.

Incredibly complex, yet weightlessly floating ear candy.
Right up there with FSOL's "Lifeforms".


April 27, 2007
edited over 10 years ago

Mixed together as a single experience, Sharp manages to create a work of art through very few sources, though at very audible levels. Ping pong contains the most substance, but everything is deftly crafted and receives my utmost respect. No other artist has put up an effort in between Jean Michel Jarre and weeny ambient artists. This one eludes all negative criticism.