VOMITO NEGRO is latin (portuguese/spanish) for "black vomit", the last stage of the disease yellow fever, when the patient throws up his putrefied intestines and ultimately dies. Macabre? One might consider VOMITO NEGRO"s interest in the darker side of the human condition as unhealthy, but in fact it is fuelled by a desire to cope with and to understand life (and consequently, death) as we know it. VOMITO NEGRO handle their topics with grim sarcasm and/or penetrating personal involvement; under the surface however, they give way to a message of redemption, passion and purification. From the start on, flexibility is one of VOMITO NEGRO"s major qualities.Vomito Negro is never content with a certain formula: their musical approach, essentially based on the European "Industrialist" tradition of the early eighties, takes a different angle with every record. Tracing back their history through albums as diverse as "Vomito Negro" (their haunting debut from 1985) to "Wake Up" (1992) one hears growth and evolution in Vomito Negro"s varied soundscapes. Vomito Negro"s synthesized psychodramas range from danceable to contemplative, from instrumental and ambient to voice-ridden and brutal.