The third album, ‘The Past of the Future’ (2008), rated by many as his most mature work to date, presented a colourful return to live-band sound combined with organic electronic elements. The album released on Deadred/Starcastic was nominated for the so-called Radio Head Awards, both in the audience and critics’ choice categories.
In 2017, Karol Miklos resurfaced with a new rejuvenated band and Poisoned EP containing 6 new tracks going back to his roots with guitar-based, livelier sound. This was followed by a collection of remixes Poisoned EP RMX a year later.
In April 2020, Karol Miklos surprised with a unplanned corona-crisis inspired single entitled ‘Truth Is Most Days I’d Rather Stay Home’, including an accompanying home-made video. In December 2020, another new track ‘Just Another Day’ appeared on the anniversary compilation of Karol’s label Deadred XX.