Urbanfailure is a solo project of Michal Lichy. The style of Urbanfailure is ultra-abstract sound-art consisting of microsounds and discreet rhythm textures. Despite the fact that this isn’t meant to be catchy, there are something quite cool about the rhythmic structures of Urbanfailure. Very cold but also hypnotizing thanks to the complex pallet of strange noises coming in and out during playtime.

Live noise deconstruction while structure construction, synthesis of feelings and realization where concept is also a way to use sound as opinion.

Urbanfailure is a one man project… He started to explore electronic sound fields in 1996 via computer and Impulse Tracker in 1997 he recorded his first tape called ‘Try It’. As he started to play live he moved from computer based setup to HW. Actual setup is based on synths, drum machine and pedals.

Member of Slovakian Urbsounds Collective and Vermin party crew.

-> Urbsounds Web
-> Bandcamp
-> Upcoming performances



The annual list of experimental, cutting-edge, avant-garde, underground and outsider albums, live recordings, EPs, tapes and net releases from Slovakia’s vital and diverse music scene: let yourself inspire by the rich selection of 2016 records.

Experimental electronica, advanced beats, lo-fi bedroom folk, drone, dark ambient, harsh noise, avant-core, improvised, electro-acoustic composition, conceptual, field recordings, post-industrial, outer limits…


0N0 – Reconstruction and Synthesis (album, CD + web)
900piesek – The Sword And The Chalice (album, net)
580 MILES – DROIT (EP, web)
777Babalon – ב (EP, web)
777 Babalon – ג(EP, web)
777 Babalon & 900piesek – 1677 (album, tape + web)
Æ – ÆMÆN (album, web)
Abuol – Vypadané zuby (album, web)
Abuol – Veselé dni (EP, web)
Adam Dekan – Parhelia (album, web)

Alten Kompoten – Čo sa nezmestilo do chladničky (album, web)
Analogrunner – EP (EP, web)
AnAstromo – Underwater Time (album, web)
Andrej Danóczi – Klára a Ján – Druhý debut (album, web)
Andrej Danóczi – Bledomodré recyklácie (album, web)
Ars Sonor and Total E.T. – Timethod II (CD, web)
BIOS – Fluorescent Minerals (album, tape + web)
Click here to add artist name – Sometimes it just… (EP, web)
David Kollar – Coś w rodzaju miłości – soundtrack (album, web)
David Kollar – R.M.X. (Zápisky I. Alchýmia úspechu a prehry) (album, book + CD + web)

David Kollar, Terminal State – The Son RMX 2016 (album, web)
Dead Janitor – Proximity (album, CDr + web)
Depressive Directions – Dekadencia (album, CDr)
D.F.E.T. – Secondouble (album, CD + web)
dinoZoff – Koppenberg party 2016 (EP, web)
dISHARMONY – Fragments of time (album, web)
dISHARMONY – Memorized skin EP (EP, web)
Dominik Suchy – II (album, web)
don@u.com – Crippled Symmetry in Broken Patterns (album, CD)
Drén – Nothing But Enemies (album, CDR)

Eigenheimer – Foetushouding (album, tape + web)
Elýščítat – Emotional So So So (EP, web)
Elýščítat – People. (EP, web)
experiMENTALien – C.G.dRone (album, web)
experiMENTALien – Drugliest TRmx [alternative mix by EsentPie] (album, web)
experiMENTALien eats EsentPie, regurgitated – raddrnMIX(1) (album, web)
experiMENTALien – Unreality (album, web)
experiMENTALien – Drugliest TRmx (EP, web)
Futurists of Techno Galaxy V-H – Sending Ice to Africa (album, web)
Get Lost, Wire Avenue – World Behind the Fence and Their Eyes Everywhere (album, web)

Good Mood – Zberba EP (EP, web)
g#Drén – LIVE @ 2016-04-16 – In:du:s:trialization – Brno (live, web)
I am planet – On The Way To Antarctica (album, CD + web)
Jon 1000 – This is a Smile (album, web)
Jonáš Gruska – Chočské vrchy a doliny (album, CD + web)
Jonáš Gruska – Site Specific Resonances V. (EP, web)
Jonáš Gruska – Vlakom (album, CD + web)
Julo Fujak – Rarity v re(tro)spektíve L (album, CD)
Ink Midget – Blackouts(EP, vinyl + web)
Ink Midget – Send Help EP (EP, web)

Itsa Shokoshok – Alma’s Intention, 21 Used Deodorant Cans (EP, web)
Jamka – Inter Alia (album, vinyl + web)
Ján Boleslav Kladivo a TJ Vjuga – Klesajúce klenby (album, CD)
Ján Boleslav Kladivo – irradiated (album, CD)
Keosz – Be Left to Oneself (album, web)
Keosz – No future vol.1 (album, web)
KILT (Kordik / Ikeda / Lucas) – Electroacoustic Improvisations (album, CD + web)
K.S.N. – EP /improvisations/ (EP, web)
kurtizan – 7even (album, web)
m a c h i n a デジタル – D i s t a n t 世界 (EP, web)

Martin Huba – Deliverance (EP, web)
Martin Huba – Kolotlč (album, web)
Martin Ožvold – Šumíky / pocta nechtěnému (radio composition, web)
Massola feat. Sedem Minút Strachu (EP, CD + web)
mcklobas – Various (EP, web)
Michaela Antalová – Oblak Oblek Oblúk EP (EP, web)
Miroslav Tóth – Oko za oko (video, web)
Miro Tóth – BallOnAir (radio composition, web)
Morvranh – Black Dynasty (album, web)
Morvranh – The Abstraction of Life (album, web)

Mt. Accord – Improvisations A-Z (EP, web)
mutaBURN – Coldwellers (album, CD + web)
Nikitin/Pospiš/Sillay – Ján Cikker 105 (album, CD + web)
noise eater – human decomposition (album, web)
noitt – 3CLL_CLTL (album, web)
noitt – Live @ Noise Fest Brno 2016 (live, web)
noitt – Live @ PRAHA/4AM, Brno, 22.05.2016 (live, web)
Núku – Krútňava (album, web)
Oeuvre – Oedi (EP, web)
Oeuvre – Šero (album, web)

o /\/\ /\/\ – ɤ (album, web)
Ondrej Zajac – Monolith (album, CD + web)
Ondrej Zajac – Sketches (demo compilation, CD + web)
Ospalý Pohyb – ø (album, web)
Ospalý Pohyb – Ostrava (EP, web)
Päfgens – Tinyold Hands (album, CD + web)
Päfgens – Boatside (Live at Orange ‘Ear) (album, tape + web)
Phragments – All Towers Must Fall (album, vinyl + web)
Pjoni – Liminal Zones (EP, 12″, web)
Plaices – Blank Space (album, web)

Samčo, brat dážďoviek – Etudes For Piano (EP, web)
Samčo, brat dážďoviek – Kuřátka umírají předčasně (album, web)
Sedem Minút Strachu – sedem minút samurai (EP, 7″ vinyl + web)
Sedem Minút Strachu – Rehearsal tape 2015 / 2016 (EP, tape + web)
Sedem Minút Strachu feat. 7M$ – symphonies of IT sickness (EP, tape + web)
Seriem Do Neba – Klimax Demo (EP, web)
Shibuya Motors – Live in Budapest 2016 (album, web)
Sound Sleep – Blank (album, tape + web)
Stano Sninský – Bežný Jedinec (album, web)
Strom Noir – the white colour of the clouds (album, tape + web)

Strom Noir / Micromelancolié – 49°05’19​,​3″N 22°34’04​,​0’E (album, CD + web)
Stroon – Astatine (EP, web)
Stroon – Solar Preludes (album, web)
Tomáš Šváb – Demos (EP, web)
TapeWorm – Virtuálne Krematórium (EP, web)
TapeWorm – Manifestácia fekálií (album, web)
The Blackwood Incident – Inner Light – a soundtrack for a book / mixed /(album, web)
The Blackwood Incident – Live @ Derniera (live, web)
The Blackwood Incident – Sofar practice session (live, web)
TOTAL E.T. – Dimensionalgetic (D+) (album, web)

TOTAL E.T. – Solarization (album, web)
Totalitny Rezim – Tragedia Nasavania V Dyme (album, web)
T.R.I.v.M. – Voidweller (album, web)
urbanfailure – Random Shadows (EP, vinyl + web)
Veronika Skutova – Teatronic (EP, web)
Void – Degradation Of Life (album, web)
Void – Enlightment (album, web)
Vril Avigne ‎– Haunebu Conspiracy Medium (??, tape)
Vritti – Sermon@KabinetMuz (album, web)
Vrtačky po desáté hodině – Lullabies (for Stela) (album, web)

Zelený Antoin – Skutočná Hudba pre Stokárov (EP, web)




23 SECONDS OV TIME / Volume 13
Classwar Karaoke – 0034 Survey
Christmas 2016
CGR Presents: Vol. IV
Experimental Studio Bratislava – Genius in the Labyrinth
Nová Generácia: Experimental Studio Bratislava Series 2
Sensing Electromagnetics
Unexplained Sounds 2016 – the 2nd annual recognition test
In search of balance (Among the shadows)
Vinylized Vol.6
V/A Lazy Bastards Compilation tape





Autumnist – Inner Space Invaders (web)
БРАДА – Brada @ Norberg festival 2015 (video, web)
noitt – napalmed tribute (web)
noitt – MKP2R_17 (web)
o /\/\ /\/\ – Deadspace / Knocking On The Cemetary Gates (o /\/\ /\/\ rmx) (web)
Phragments — Brada — Korinth – Tovarenska (single, web)
Pollux – &+ (web)
Sedem Minút Strachu – split tape w / CACASONICA (tape + web)
Sedem Minút Strachu – split tape w / PARANOIA (tape + web)
Sedem Minút Strachu – split tape w / DEFLOWERED CUNT (tape + web)

Sedem Minút Strachu – split tape w / PAREGORIK (tape + web)
Sedem Minút Strachu – split tape w / SEVEN•MINUTES OF NAUSEA (tape + web)
Sedem Minút Strachu – split w / ERECTILE DEMENTIA (7″ EP + web)
Sedem Minút Strachu – split tape w / BULLSHIT MARKET (tape + web)
Sedem Minút Strachu – split tape w / ANARCO VOMIT NOISE (tape + web)
Sedem Minút Strachu – split tape w / THE END OF LIFE (tape + web)
Sedem Minút Strachu – split tape w / CHOCHOS Y MOSCAS (tape, web)
Sedem Minút Strachu – Loudest Cabaret Ever – 4 way split tape w / NAPALM DEATH IS DEAD / SPACEGRINDER / CUNTS (tape + web)
Sedem Minút Strachu – split promo tape w / ERECTILE DEMENTIA (tape + web)
Sedem Minút Strachu – split tape w / MENSO NOISE (tape + web)

Sedem Minút Strachu – split tape w / REEKING CROSS (tape + web)
Sedem Minút Strachu – split w / UNCONSCIOUS DISHARMONIC MALFUNCTION (7″ EP + web)
Sedem Minút Strachu – split tape w / CSMD (tape + web)
The Blackwood Incident – 36 cables (web)
Whithe – Regrets EP (single, web)


This list was compiled by Slavo Krekovic and it is most probably not complete. If you happen to know about anything that should be added, let us know at redakcia(at)34.sk.


An extreme performance project, wild electronic rhythms, eccentric vocals. Radical performance of the Pink Cowboys who are in fact a disguised part of well-known team Urbsounds (combination of the projects urbanfailure and rbnx ) can be only accompanied by the original authors’ statement: “Two corpses of cowboys return to life for a few minutes in order to stroke their sheep in a bright country style with pink scars of the Slovak culture.”

-> Website
-> Upcoming performances


– live: urbsounds collective | poo | rentip | urbanfailure | 1/x |

+ djs: iskra | rbnx | transgulky



Members: Jamka, rbnx, urbanfailure

Urbsounds Collective (The mutant electronic offspring of Bratislava, Slovakia’s punk scene) was established in 2001 as the outcome of friendship, common interests, shared views and love for music. Since then it has become a platform for exchanging experience and supporting creative and unusual electronic and media events, distributing DIY materials, organizing experimental electronic music events and releasing mostly CD-r recordings. It played their first concert in November 2001 at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. From that time on they have been performing at various galleries, clubs, squats and festivals [Digitopia/Slovakia, Multiplace/Slovakia, Next/Slovakia, Alternativa/Czech Republic, Electric Rain/Ireland, Resistance Festival/Great Britain, RX-TX/Slovenia, Grim Electronicitt_/France, Firmanent/Poland] in Slovakia as well as abroad [Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Italy, France, Great Britain and Ireland].

-> Urbsounds website
-> Urbsounds at Last.fm
-> Urbsounds at Myspace.com
-> Upcoming performances of Urbsounds


Filmový klub 35mm, VŠMU, Svoradova ul., Bratislava

Frutti di Mare 8. – Trailer from miro2t on Vimeo

Monika Šubrtová (Jamka) – … synty a rytmy … Daniel Kordík (Jamka) – … synty a sample … Michal Lichý (Urbanfailure) – … lo-fi rythms & structures … Tobiáš Potočný (RBNX) – … power electronics … Lukáš Sigmund (Morda) – …electronic attack… Slávo Krekovič – …synth, electronics.. Marek Chmiel – projekcia / grafický dizajn Juro Šlauka – dramaturg Miro Tóth – dirigent


rbnx, urbanfailure, milos krmicek: „filthy blues&drones trio“

-> Upcoming performances



Monika Subrtova & Daniel Kordik

Jamka is an electronic music project set up by Monika Subrtova and Daniel Kordik, who first met as philosophy students in Slovakia. After playing in various hardcore and punk bands, Kordik had gradually become more interested in the idea of making musicwith electronic devices, and when Subrtova began to share his enthusiasm for synthetic sounds and misleading compositions, they decided to explore this territory together.
Jamka played their first gig in autumn 2001 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava. Using a sequencer and a sampler, they generated raw-sounding rhythms and structures. In the same year, together with RBNX and Urbanfailure, they released their first common CDr/tape, Urb Sound Systems, and founded the Slovakian Urbsounds Collective.
Jamka now reside in London, where they have established themselves as part of the local experimental scene. Using synthesizers, sequencers, samplers and various FX boxes, they touch on the darker side of techno, industrial and noise music, approaching it in their own uncompromising way. Their music is a whirlwind of colliding rhythms and fractured structures, punctuated throughout with hard-hitting sounds.

-> Website
-> Last.fm
-> Myspace
-> Upcoming performances


Frutti di mare was an experimental audiovisual group which utilized different concepts of playing from 2007 to 2012. Production of this group dealt with interaction between text, voice, instrumental part and real-time visual projection. Visuals and live performance of the musicians formed an interactive experience. Every edition of the FDM project follows different phenomenon. Combinations of musicians also changed from one FDM project to another. Performers from FDM are members of contemporary improvised music scene – mainly from Slovakia, but later also from other Central European countries.

The author of FDM concept and artistic leader was composer and improviser Miro Tóth.

All Videos: Web

Frutti di Mare 8. & Juro Šlauka: Odin´s Eye – Elektroman, sermon no. 1

6.12.2008 20:00
Filmový klub 35mm, VŠMU, Bratislava

Elektroman (Rotvík): Maťo Tóth
Margita a Lajo: Margita Kovačičová a Lajo Kovačič

Frutti di Mare 8.:

Monika Šubrtová (Jamka) – synt. a rytm.
Daniel Kordík (Jamka) – sample a rytm.
Michal Lichý (Urbanfailure) – lo-fi rythms & structures
Tobiáš Potočný (RBNX) – mäkkučký noise
Lukáš Sigmund (Morda) – electronic attack
Slávo Krekovič – synth., elektronics
Marek Chmiel – projection
Juro Šlauka – script and film director
Miro Tóth – conductor / camera


Other band members:

Katarína Gatialová – vocal (FDM2);
Lucia Chuťková – vocal, elect. (FDM 3,4,5,6);
Ela Jedzok – visuals (FDM 2,3);
Martina Kedrová (FDM 6);
Barbora Šedivá – vocal (FDM 2);
Barbara Tóthová – declamation (FDM 2);
Silvia Suchánková (FDM 2,6);
Rút Veselová – vocal (FDM 2,4,5);
Zuzana Zaujecová – vocal (FDM 2);
Marek Chmiel – visuals (FDM 1,2,3,4,5,6,7);
Marek Piaček – flute (FDM 2,3,4,5);
George Bagdasarov – electr. (FDM 4);
Dalibor Kocián (FDM 1,2,3,4,5);
Robo Kolář – trumpet, picolo trumpet (FDM 1,2,3,4);
Martin Krížik (FDM 7);
Alexander Platzner – bassclarinet, tenor sax., alto sax. (FDM 1,2,3,4,5,7);
Vlado Máčaj – double bass, el. bass (FDM 1,2,3,4,5,7);
Ján Oriško – drums (FDM 1,2,3,4,5,7);
Jožko Gorel – percussions, udu drum, kongas (FDM 2,3,4,5,7);
Adam Matej (FDM 7);
Slávo Krekovič – el. guitar, synth, keyb., sampler (FDM 1,3,4,5,8);
Jonatán Pastirčák (Pjoni) – electr. (FDM 1,2,3);
Oliver Rehák – electr. (FDM 1,2,3,4);
Dskg – electr. (FDM 2);
Ladislav Mirvald: el. guitar (FDM 4);
Ernest Kolár – tuba (FDM 2);
Martin Madro – percussions (FDM 2),
Miro Tóth – author of concept, conductor, alt. and sopran saxophone (FDM 1,2,3,4,5,6,7)

-> Website
-> Myspace
-> Upcoming performances