Quebec-based Maïkotron Unit is a trio dedicated to research in New Music. The first maïkotron instrument was built in 1984 and it is the cornerstone of the trio's acoustic creations. Its sounds reach below the range of the bass saxophone. The trio features Pierre Côté, Michel Côté and Michel Lambert.
“Even though this is the seventh recording of the Maïkotron Unit, it is the first to appear on compact disc. Following its 26 years of evolution, the trio has momentarily left the fringe and the shadows with Ex-Voto. Like an ex-voto, the music of the Maïkotron Unit is an offering, celebrating its own emergence and survival.” - Michel Lambert from the liner notes
“... a group whose work has been compared to Stravinsky.” New York Monthly Herald
“... Sets like these are why one goes to festivals abroad. The chance to see such a compelling performance and one that is, even better, an unknown quantity, is extremely valuable”. All About JazzNY (FIJM)
Michel Côté: bass clarinet, saxophones, maïkotron
Pierre Côté: bass, cello
Michel Lambert: drums, maïkotron