Background/Info: Set up in 1996 the German duo Dirk Steyer (vocals) – Mike Königsberger (machines) released eight albums (including a live one) in between 1997 and 2013. Except their debut work all albums were released by Out Of Line. For this ‘come back’ they joined hands together with Infacted and bring us fourteen new songs (including the familiar single “No Man Covers”).
Content: Accessory has always been inspired by EBM and “Elektrik” remains driven by these typical elements. The techno-body style revealed at their last productions has somewhat disappeared and replaced by a powerful, danceable EBM format carried by alluring choruses. A few songs have something poppy on top. The vocals have something commanding. I also noticed one song (cf. “Living Dead Girl”) featuring a sexy effect on the female vocal parts.
+ + + : Accessory is back and that’s great news! But they strike back with punchy songs and a modern EBM with less technoid elements. They bring us an impressive tracklist -14 songs is not that bad, revealing several smashing cuts. The single “No Man Covers” is for sure one of the high lights, but I also have to mention the alluring “Mr. Fukker”, the dancefloor killer “This Old Track” and “Ship Of Fools” for its great chorus.
– – – : There are many great dancefloor pieces featured, but maybe not ‘that’ single that would become one of the greatest club killers of the year.
Conclusion: Accessory hasn’t lost their initial power and magic. This is a successful EBM release for the German duo from Chemnitz.
Best songs: “This Old Track”, “No Man Covers”, “Mr. Fukker”, “Ship Of Fools”, “Living Dead Girl – 80s Look Version”, “Der Monicon”.