CD Review: "I Am Love" by I Am Love

January 30, 2015 7:47 PM

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I Am Love just released a self-titled album which reflects their personal tastes in music: the psychedelic; the Vaudevillian; a little Seattle grunge; and what, for lack of a better term, is called theatrical rock. At the present juncture, the band comprises, fronted by Joshua Christopher on vocals, guitars and chorded zither (AKA guitar-zither). Vaguely reminiscent of the kind of instrument the Bible's King David played, the zither introduces a unique sound, one not normally associated with rock bands. Will Whitmire plays bass and banjo, while Kris Jackson on percussion, keyboards and vocals.

An earlier edition of the band included seven members, but due to a clash of artistic vision over the direction the band wanted to take, Christopher decided to clean house. He kept Whitmire and dispersed the rest, later adding Jackson to the mix. Along with the change in personnel came a change in t...

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