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by Tenka

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Created in collaboration between Tenka and Berlin based, Japanese scent designer, Ryoko - Hydration comes as a unique natural fragrance & essential oil. This fragrance was created specifically to be paired with the music of Tenka's Hydration album and comes with a copy of the album on CD including a 12 page booklet detailing the story of this collaboration.

    The fragrance comes in a 10ml essential oil bottle, perfect for diffusers - we've also included an empty spray bottle which can be used to create a room mist or body spray by mixing with water for those who prefer this method. Detailed instructions can be found in the companion booklet.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Hydration via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 7 days
    edition of 150 
    Purchasable with gift card

      £25 GBP


  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Beautiful transparent ochre coloured 140g vinyl. Limited pressing

    Includes unlimited streaming of Hydration via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 7 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      £15 GBP or more 


  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      £8 GBP  or more




Following the release of his album trilogy (Kwaidan, Komachi and Kofū), Meitei has established himself as a defining voice in contemporary Japanese music. By sharing intricate sonic stories and impressions of his nation's rich culture, he has built an aural world around his notion of the ‘lost Japanese mood’.

His latest project, under the new moniker Tenka, aims to work without the boundaries of theme, storytelling or audience expectations. Spending many hours in the mountain forests that he lives close to, his latest project Hydration explores the rich sensory pleasures of his natural surroundings, focusing on colour, sound, smell, humidity, touch, atmosphere and taste.

“For me, making music is not a concept of enjoyment or pleasure, but something that becomes a part of my life, a record of my daily activities, like seeing something with my eyes or breathing in something with my lungs.”

A lot of the music on Hydration was created back in 2019, but Tenka felt that there was something missing in the final delivery of the work. Eventually this led to a conversation with the Berlin based, Japanese born scent designer, Ryoko, in which the pair discussed collaborating on a scent to pair with the audio.

Designed as a way to give the listener a deeper connection to their own senses and the experience of the music’s author, the combination of ollifactory and aural components connect a shared love of Japanese ecosystems and traditions.

‘I began to feel that in addition to music, there needed to be another essential element - and that it must be a "fragrance”.’

Hydration is available from September 14 on LP, CD and digital formats. The fragrance can be purchased directly from the Métron Records Bandcamp page and comes in a 10ml bottle of diffuser oil, great for home diffusers, as well as an empty 10ml spray bottle in order to create a body or room mist by mixing the oil with water (instructions included for best results). All customers who purchase the fragrance will receive a copy of the album on CD with a companion booklet with words from Tenka and Ryoko about the project.


released September 14, 2022

Tenka is a presentation from Meitei.
Written and recorded by Tenka.
Mastered by Chihei Hatakeyama.

P & C Métron Records 2022.

Hydration also comes as a natural fragrance created as a collaboration between Tenka and Berlin based, Japanese scent designer RYOKO. A huge thank you to ryoko and Daniel for their incredible work on this project.


𝟣 𝖮𝖼𝗍 • 𝖲𝖺𝗍 ➭ 𝖡𝗋𝗎𝗌𝗌𝖾l𝗌, 𝖡𝖤 - 𝖢𝖼 𝖲𝗍𝗋𝗈𝗆𝖻𝖾𝖾𝗄
𝟤 𝖮𝖼𝗍 • 𝖲𝗎𝗇 ➭ 𝖣𝗎𝖻l𝗂𝗇, ৷𝖤 - 𝖭𝖺𝗍𝗂𝗈𝗇𝖺l 𝖢𝗈𝗇𝖼𝖾𝗋𝗍 𝖧𝖺ll
𝟥 𝖮𝖼𝗍 • 𝖬𝗈𝗇 ➭ 𝖬𝖺𝗇𝖼𝗁𝖾𝗌𝗍𝖾𝗋, 𝖴𝖪 - 𝖡l𝗎𝖾𝗌 𝖪𝗂𝗍𝖼𝗁𝖾𝗇*
𝟦 𝖮𝖼𝗍 • 𝖳𝗎𝖾 ➭ 𝖭𝗂𝗃𝗆𝖾𝗀𝖾𝗇, 𝖭𝖫 - 𝖬𝖾𝗋𝖾l𝗒𝗇
𝟩 𝖮𝖼𝗍 • 𝖥𝗋𝗂 ➭ 𝖫𝗈𝗇𝖽𝗈𝗇, 𝖴𝖪 - 𝖩𝖺𝗓𝗓 𝖢𝖺𝖿𝖾*
𝟪 𝖮𝖼𝗍 • 𝖲𝖺𝗍 ➭ 𝖱𝖾𝗒𝗄𝗃𝖺𝗏í𝗄, ৷𝖲 - 𝖤𝗑𝗍𝗋𝖾𝗆𝖾 𝖢𝗁𝗂ll

* 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘈𝘯𝘢 𝘙𝘰𝘹𝘢𝘯𝘯𝘦


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