“Their songs radiate an atmosphere of freedom, departure, the vastness of untouched nature and a longing for humanity. In the stunning landscape of the Colorado Plateau, Ryan Heinsius and Andrew Lauher have recorded a thrilling debut … An electrifying Americana album that presents a courageous, critical and creative voice of America living far west of the US-mainstream.”

Folker Magazine

“There is energy and obvious skill in the playing of both partners, and a lot of care has been taken over their craft … for some aficionados of college American rock or widescreen Americana, ‘West of Center’ is likely to prove a hidden trove of guitar-driven nuggets.”


“Pilcrowe’s sound is truly their own: a balance of woodsy wanderlust and rebel-on-the-run, psychedelic and cinematic, western, indie, alternative and rock. The songs reflect images of a harsh but beautiful West and the music is often just as beautiful yet surprising.”
Flag Live

“One can observe a slight western twang between Heinsius’ ‘Pink-Floyd-esque’ guitar excursions. Listeners are kept on their toes by Lauher’s sharp, yet adventurous beats. There’s a drifting feeling, a bit of grit, mystery and drama in Pilcrowe’s sound.”

Arizona Daily Sun