Center Mass Universe is an emerging international musical duo making their professional recording debut in 2023. The group is comprised of Todd Krasovetz and Uros Brosic. The pair connected virtually across international borders to create a new breed of epic genre-bending instrumental electronic rock.
Arizona-native Todd Krasovetz is an internationally renowned visual artist who has created award-winning military art as well as NASA approved artwork for the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. Uros Brosic is a multi-instrumentalist composer and producer from Slovenia. Fueled by Todd’s artistic vision and Uros’ classically trained virtuosity, they are on a mission to transcend the confines of modern music and take listeners on a unique sonic journey.
They dropped their debut single “Center Mass Universe” in June. That track introduced a cinematic instrumental vibe built on both organic and electronic elements. Since then, the prolific producers have released five more singles. With each new release, they continue to push beyond the boundaries of traditional song structure and style.
From the percussive post-rock/EDM experimentation of “Butterfly Nebula”, to the anthemic metal-infused prog-rock of tracks like “Galamatica” and “Time Irrelevant”, Center Mass creates otherworldly sonic soundscapes. Science and the cosmos play a big role in the group’s music, as heard on the cinematic sci-fi rocker “Rogue Star”.
“Running Water” is the group’s current single, available worldwide via all major streaming services. The track opens on a funky syncopated guitar riff. Soon a hypnotic rhythm takes shape, built on odd time signatures and unexpected tempo changes. Although we open on a jazzy vibe, as the track progresses the amps get louder and the song evolves into a hard-hitting art-rock instrumental jam, its fluid musical patterns inspired by the translucent attributes of water.
Check out Center Mass’ “Time Irrelevant” video below, and listen to all of Center Mass’ music on your favorite streaming service. You can also hear the song “Running Water ” on the Deep Dive : Pop & Rock playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. We had the chance to chat with Todd and Uros. Check out their answers to our 7 questions below. Follow the links at the end of this article to connect with the band.
“Time Irrelevant” – Center Mass
7 Questions with Todd & Uros of Center Mass
Where are you from?
Todd Krasovetz: Arizona
Uros Brosic : Slovenia
How long have you been making music?
Todd: I got my first acoustic guitar at the age of 16 and found a real sense of purpose when playing. Set taught, it was important for me to learn cover songs from 80s and 90’s rock bands but also found myself dabbling into the more classic guitar. Also being a highly skilled artist, I was able to understand the importance of foundation, function and creativity with this acumen and apply it to music.
Uros: I used to sing in a primary school choir for 7 years and then started to play guitar as a teenager. In 2005 I and my friends founded a band called LastDayHere which had success with several tours across Europe and Canada. I was a songwriter and co-producer for LastDayHere. In 2016 the band went into hibernation but the love and passion for music and music production stayed and grew. I graduated from EMI Institute Ljubljana, Slovenia (a brand of United POP) as a Music Producer in 2018. I started to freelance in songwriting, production, mixing and mastering after that. That’s how Master Todd found me and we started the Center Mass Universe project 🙂
Who are your biggest musical influences?
Todd: Rock music introduced me to the raw energy and rebellious spirit of artists like Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and AC/DC in the 80’.s The 90’s came Sound Garden, Nirvana, NIN, Pearl Jam and the list goes on and on. The electrifying guitar solos, thumping bass lines, and powerful vocals resonated with my teenage angst and provided an outlet for my emotions.
On the other hand, classical music instilled in me a deep appreciation for the beauty and complexity of orchestral arrangements. Composers like Mozart, Bach, and Beethoven taught me how to listen carefully to melodies, harmonies, and the different instruments working together in perfect harmony. The symphonies and concertos became my sanctuary, offering a world of serenity and refined emotions.
Jazz, with its improvisation and syncopation, fascinated me with its ability to create spontaneous musical conversations. Legends like Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Ella Fitzgerald exposed me to the art of improvisation, inspiring me to explore my own creativity and express myself freely through music. The rhythmic complexity and soulful melodies of jazz left a lasting impression on my musical style and widened my musical horizons.
Each of these genres has shaped me in unique ways, influencing my taste, playing style, and overall musical journey. The combination of rock’s energy, classical’s complexity, and jazz’s creativity has allowed me to experiment with various musical elements, blend different genres, and carve out my own musical identity and create the musical work behind of the band Center Mass and Center Mass Universe with the talented musician, composer and engineer, Uros Borsic.
Uros: In my childhood, I was pretty much listening to popular dance charts. Later as a teenager and self-taught guitarist, I was influenced by rock and metal music and I’ve been listening to bands such as AC/DC, Nirvana, Guns’n’Roses, Metallica, Pantera, Pearl Jam, Papa Roach, Creed, Tool, etc… and I was influenced by virtuoso guitarists as Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, John Petrucci, Eric Johnson, etc. Later I went into heavier genres and listened to bands such as Children of Bodom, Sepultura, In Flames, Soilwork, Killswitch Engage and many other metalcore and hardcore bands. As I expanded my musical horizons later I re-discovered electronic dance music (and many melodic subgenres) which is a great source of production magic and tricks. Besides that epic/film music and chill/ambient/healing music is my passion too. As long as the music has a melody and great production, I can be instantly hooked.
What is your greatest non-musical influence?
Todd: The modern philosopher Joseph Cambell. This is an absolute must read. The Hero With a Thousand Faces is the culmination of his findings, presenting “The Hero’s Journey.” It’s a universal arc of character development we all go through as humans and that we use to share our experiences with one another. This explains why we all tell stories in similar ways. The “Monomyth ideology is universal and a main driving arch for the music behind and central figure of the Center Mass Universe.
Uros: I think it’s my life itself. I didn’t have an easy path but music was always my medicine when the days back then were rough. I also love nature and nature sounds, especially the sea, woods and forests.
What inspired you to create this project, Center Mass?
Todd: The main inspiration was embedded as a personal mission to create fresh, new music that was captivating, original and multi-genre. I knew in my mind what type of music I wanted to create but the hard part was finding the right band member who understood the vision and direction. Man, I was so fortunate to have Uros. He was able to quickly grasp the over-shape of the music that needed to be created and was really able to take the work to a new level.
Uros: The main inspiration was Master Todd and his musical influences. I just turned his vision into an audible experience.
What are your plans for the future (musically)?
Todd: Uros and I (and possibly another artist) are already in the works on our second Studio album titled “Galamatica” which will be released in September of next year. So buckle up, it’s going to be quite a ride.
Uros: We’ll keep on working on what we love the most: we’ll keep making great music in undiscovered territories.
Is there anything else you would like to say?
Todd: Always work to challenge yourself mentally and physically and emotionally. Mind body, spirit (or soul) are intertwined and must be grown through a constant desire to want to educate and live to obtain a higher level of existence. Positive thoughts are imperative and will only create the energy needed to fulfill whatever goals you may desire.
Uros: Never give up, no matter how hard life becomes. There is always a solution. Don’t stay in a victim state.