Melodically driven and carefully crafted, Halifax indie folk trio Ostrea Lake’s music centers strongly around the soothing yet powerful vocals of lead singer Elias Abi Daoud. Filled out by mandolin, baritone ukulele, bass, and subtle percussion, Ostrea Lake weaves enchanting and vivid songs that rise and swell, sometimes rippling, often calm.
Rippling Waters EP is Ostrea Lake’s sophomore offering. Recorded over the winter of 2014 in Halifax by Nick Macdonald and mastered by Maeghan Ritchat (Lacquer Channel Mastering), Rippling Waters comprises of 3 ‘lullabies’ (instrumental bridges) and 4 ballads. Filled with powerful lyrics, the often soothing songs tell stories of love and loss, and are ripe with striking imagery.
Formed in 2012, Ostrea Lake is singer-songwriter Elias Abi Daoud, multi-instrumentalist Moe Kabbara, and bassist Scott Kedy. The band has played countless shows in Halifax, has toured Eastern Canada, and has performed at festivals including Pop-Montreal, and In The Dead of Winter.
Ostrea Lake has previously self released a demo in 2012 and a EP (Dear Outside The Woods) in 2013.