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 Richmond (Palmskin Productions), 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.


4260131867576 Ayota - Selected Ambient Works 91-98 album art Ayota Selected Ambient Works 91-98(19xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Primaudial Records 4260131867576 UK 2007
XECD-1075 Ayota - Helicopter Cuts album art Ayota Helicopter Cuts(CD, Album) Third Ear (2) XECD-1075 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
4050486940419 Ayota - Floating Worlds album art Ayota Floating Worlds(14xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Primaudial Records 4050486940419 UK 2015