Described by one critic as a "minimal techno supergroup," Moderat put together a stylistically varied and often frantic self-titled album, featuring guest vocals from Paul St. Hilaire and Eased, and released it in April 2009. Worldwide tours and festival appearances followed over the next four years, but the trio didn't return to the studio until 2013, when the album II was released. It sold briskly for an electronic release, reaching number ten on the German charts and respectively peaking at 11 and 23 in Switzerland and Austria. They hit the Top Five in those same countries with 2016's III, leading into a hiatus. The isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns prompted them to once again start working together remotely, resulting in the woozy, creepy, dystopian vibe of 2022's More D4ta (an anagram of "Moderat 4").