Released in 1999. Two SAMA Award nominations in the categories: Best Instrumental performance and Best Cover Design.

By now Mauritz was already firmly established in the music industry as a sought after session musician as well as music producer. Between touring extensively with Mango Groove, exciting collaborations on various studio projects as well as live shows, Mauritz’s love for world and film music grew even stronger. 

Earthtones project was conceived and recorded in 1998. Conceptually this album reflects a strong departure from the previous albums which were mostly rock influenced. Earthtones features more world and cinematic influences in composition, production and arrangement.