Progressive Rock > Primitive Overflow
This album's progressive shoes were fulfilled by the powerhouse of Paulo Gustavo on bass and Chris Quirarte (Redemption) on drums with the brilliant Ronald Van Deurzen on keyboards. Even in the most complex passages, the band manages to keep a rough, organic vibe that keeps the music true to its rock roots. All virtuosos in their own right, the band raised the bar, highlighting the need for a high profile singer to make this album come to life. Primitive Overflow became a reality when Hoyt was recording an album with his wife and ran into one of his idols, singer/songwriter Donnie Vie.
Hoyt and Donnie worked together in studios across Hollywood to write memorable songs that would stand the test of time. The songs portray themes of love and belief, even when taking the "Honor Way Down." Donnie provided the "Primitive," or human perspective that recalls the sincerity of John Lennon, whereas Hoyt provided the "Overflow" or need to reach beyond the realm of rock recalling 1960's innovators such as Brian Wilson to present. Together they created Primitive Overflow, rock & roll that holds on, leaps and overreaches, but always cuts to the heart.