The brainchild of Jesse Poe, who has worked as a producer and engineer for various groups, Tanakh were formed in Richmond, VA, in 2000.
Much in the working mode as Spiritualized
, Poe led the group by combining songwriting structures and improvisational music for an intriguing result. The group's first album, Villa Claustrophobia, was released in April 2002 on Alien 8 Recordings. The group has also worked with Mick Turner
; David Lowery
; and Nirmal Bajekal, a member of Ravi Shankar
's group. ~ Jason MacNeil, Rovi