The seeds for Ache were sown in the early 60's via the Danish beat group The Harlows. When Harlows Torsten Olafsson (bass), Peter Mellin (organ) and Glenn Fischer (drums) were joined by former Mckenzie Set guitarist Finn Olafsson in 1968, Ache was born.
They spent the next two years working on an extended piece called "De Homine Urbano", which was released as programme music to an experimental "rock ballet" in 1970. Released on the Philips label the same year with an accompanying single of non-album tracks, it netted positive reviews in the Danish press. Ache's "rock theater" created something of a sensation in the rock underground, and "Green Man" followed in 1971. The next major Ache project, by a revised six-piece version of the band, was a conceptual work called "Pictures From Cyclus 7", written in collaboration with lyricist Bo Lillesöe in 1975 and released one year later.
Ache have remained active on and off, albeit sporadically, ever since. Their only other major work (i.e.: not counting singles and compilations) has been "Blå som altid", a folk-oriented album released in 1978.