It would seem that the "Twin Cities Sound" is sounding a little different these days. Gone are the garage rock likes of the Replacments and Soul Asylum. The new sound is more an avant garde aural experience. See for yourself this Friday when Skye Klad descends on First Ave. with their fusion of techno, jazz, ambient, and world beat music. Sometimes words can not really do justice to music but Skye Klad give it a try anyway. They refer to themselves as "a sonic research unit consisting of four initiates who are engaged in the process of creating aurally induced space/time vortices which allow the listener to travel through interstellar space without any of the discomfort usually associated with such travel (rocket ships blow up and UFO abductions are rather uncomfortable)". Get ready to get intergalactic. (JL)

- High Plains Reader - Fargo