dark wave * experimental * ebm * ambient
MALA HERBA is a solo project of sound artist and queer music activist Zosia Hołubowska. Based on traditional music, magic, anddemonology of Eastern Europe, Mala Herba's performances aresonic rituals. The music draws from darkwave and minimal synth-wave but sometimes the melody cracks, the voice becomes amagic spell and the song transforms into a noise soundscape. Polyrhythmic pulsations are stacked on top layers of harsh noiseand processed archival samples and then arpeggiated bass kicksin again and the music oscillates between haunted italo-disco and EBM.
After being featured on compilations by labels such as DKA, Exilesand Total Solidarity by Oramics, Mala Herba released their debut LP Demonologia on [aufnahme+wiedergabe] in January 2021, followed by a digital EP Omnia Vanitas with two remixes and twocovers on the same label.