There was a thriving and throbbing rock scene in Denmark in the late 60s. Of course originally inspired by Beatles, Dylan, Stones. But later entheogenic drugs and the music of Hendrix, Cream, Pink Floyd came to the forefront.
Like many other bands at the time Burning Red Ivanhoe mainly consisted of musicians who was well versed in jazz and now wanted to seek new, more adventurous pastures.
Led by sax-player karsten Vogel the band was significately inspired by Frank Zappa with odd metres and atonal riffing. But they also showed a highly developed sense of melody. "Purple Heart" could and should have been a world wide (psychedelic) hit.
Originally a two LP set with the first sung in Danish the second in English. Perhaps a bit youth full at times, still it has stood the test of time well, not least the solid and inventive drumming of the late Bo Thrige Andersen and the riveting leadguitar of Ole Fick.
Later Vogel would of course go on to form the great fusion band Secret Oyster. And he is still active, playing world music with the likes of Dr. L. Subramaniam (on the beautiful album "Meetings") as well as keeping both B.R.I and Secret Oyster alive.