Ayota is the ongoing project of keyboard player & producer Ski Oakenfull. It was born out of Ski's love of all things Ambient, Experimental & Japanese, with artists such as Brian Eno, Steve Reich, David Sylvian & Ryuichi Sakamoto all being big influences.

It was whilst on a holiday in Japan in 2004 that Ski was inspired by a Japanese friend's book of Poetry entitled 'Kumorizora no Helicopta' to write soundtracks to three of the poems. This quickly developed into an album project continuing the Japanese ambient theme, the result being 'Helicopter Cuts' which was released in Japan only on the label 'Third Ear' in 2007.

The Ayota project has also performed live at both 'The Big Chill' & 'Bestival' with Simon Palmskin, Jeremy Shaw & Shawn Lee all joining the stage! Recently Ski has been putting the finishing touches to the third Ayota album, entitled 'Floating Worlds', as well as collating his early experiments to form the 'Selected Ambient Works 91-98' album released on Primaudial Records.

ambient works

selected ambient works 91-98 LP
helicopter cuts

helicopter cuts LP

sōnen EP
original book of poetry

Release date: 7th September 2015 Cat. No. PRIM-011LP
Primaudial Records are proud to present a fresh LP from Ski Oakenfull's Ambient Electronic project Ayota, featuring 14 tracks.
If you would like to review or play these tracks in advance of the release date, please contact the label giving full details.

Ayota - Floating Worlds by Ski Oakenfull

Ayota Links:

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Ayota Interview on Resonance FM

Ayota's Label in Japan (Third Ear)

Ayota's Label in UK (Third Ear)