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 of Cracker; and Nirmal Bajekal, a member of Ravi Shankar's group. ~ Jason MacNeil, Rovi