Robert Trunz

Robert Trunz

Swiss-born Robert Trunz grew up in the canton of Lucerne, learning the salesman trade and tinkering with sound engineering in his spare time.
He got into the Hi-Fi business, joined the local branch of the B&W loudspeaker company, and in 1981 moved to England to head their international marketing division. After the death of company founder John Bowers in 1987, Mr. Trunz took over the company and lead it to new directions - even launching the B&W Music label in 1988 and spearheading the design of the legendary "Nautilus" and "pod" range of speakers. In 1996 he sold his shares in B&W; the Blue Room speaker company (with the Blue Room Released label) became fully-independent, and he launched the M.E.L.T. 2000 label.

A very skilful organiser of people, musicians and events, Mr. Trunz is crazy about indigenous (jazz, world, African) music and relocated his base of operations to South Africa in 2002, relaunching M.E.L.T. 2000 there before returning to Switzerland in 2009 to launch the Vivid Audio range of speakers. In 2016 he again relocated to South Africa to concentrate on a non-profit organisation in Durban.


Robert Trunz Discography Tracks


BW026 Mark Jefferis Mark Jefferis - Talk To Me(CD, Album) B&W Music BW026 UK 1993 Sell This Version
BW033 Various Various - B&W Music - Access All Areas 93(CD, Comp) B&W Music, M.E.L.T. 2000 BW033 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
BW5O68 Flora Purim Flora Purim - Welcome Back '95(CD, EP, Promo) B&W Music BW5O68 UK 1995 Sell This Version
BW055 John Tchicai And The Archetypes John Tchicai And The Archetypes - Love Is Touching(CD) B&W Music BW055 UK 1995 Sell This Version
Madala Kunene Madala Kunene - Kon'Ko Man (Album) B&W Music UK 1996 Sell This Version
898-51 Madala Kunene & Max Lässer Madala Kunene & Max Lässer - Madamax(CD, Album) Impact Music (2) 898-51 Switzerland 1998 Sell This Version
PL 1267-116 Rolf Schimmermann, Fredy Studer Rolf Schimmermann, Fredy Studer - Fuga A Due(2xCD, Album) Plainisphare PL 1267-116 Switzerland 2000 Sell This Version
ELM8011CD, ELM 8011CD Various Various - Music With No Name Vol 2(CD, Comp) Electric M.E.L.T., Electric M.E.L.T. ELM8011CD, ELM 8011CD South Africa 2001 Sell This Version
MZA 009 Various Various - Melt - Essential Jazz(CD, Comp) M.E.L.T. 2000 MZA 009 South Africa 2004 Sell This Version
MZA 013 Various Various - Amampondo - Electric Pondoland(CD, Comp, Car) M.E.L.T. 2000 MZA 013 South Africa 2005 Sell This Version
WWR 1313 Deepak Ram Deepak Ram - Flute For Thought(CD, Album) Worldwide Records WWR 1313 India 2009 Sell This Version
MZA 022 Kalahari Surfers & Greg Hunter Kalahari Surfers & Greg Hunter - Turntabla(CD) Electric M.E.L.T. MZA 022 South Africa 2009 Sell This Version


MZA036 Madala Kunene & Bernard Mndaweni* Umvenlinqange and 2 more… Madala Kunene & Bernard Mndaweni* - Uxolo(CD) M.E.L.T. 2000 MZA036 South Africa 2005 Sell This Version

Acting, Literary & Spoken

ELM 8027CD, 89227-2 Smadj Smadj - New Deal(CD, Album) Electric M.E.L.T., EFA ELM 8027CD, 89227-2 UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
MZA036 Madala Kunene & Bernard Mndaweni* Madala Kunene & Bernard Mndaweni* - Uxolo(CD) M.E.L.T. 2000 MZA036 South Africa 2005 Sell This Version