This album dwells more on the music of Will “Quantic” Holland and Russ “Rusty” Porter’s childhood and their friendship than it does on past studio relationships with live funk bands or hop-heavy bass outings. Tales From Beyond… is a guitar-driven album whose humor must be applauded in a culture where downcast sentiments and serious demeanors rule the roost. “If It Ain’t Broke…Break It” is indeed smashed to smithereens courtesy of lurking bass and shimmying guitars, while “Get It Back” puts a brave face on a gloomy situation as low-slung guitar action takes the lead. Listen with an open mind!