Oni is Waiting

by Jim Lynch

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This is my second collection of works Inspired by the Japanese Yokai myths. Oni is one of the many characters in these myths. They typically dwell in remote mountains, caves, islands, and abandoned fortresses, and consume livestock, humans, and alcohol.

Oni are born when truly wicked humans die and end up in one of the many Buddhist hells. Transformed into oni, they become the ogreish and brutal servants of Great Lord Enma, ruler of hell. Wielding great iron clubs, they crush and destroy humans solely for enjoyment. An oni’s job is to mete out horrible punishments such as peeling off skins, crushing bones, and rendering other torments too horrible to describe. All these tortures are for wicked sinners—but only those not quite wicked enough to be reborn as oni themselves. Hell is full of oni. They make up the armies of the great generals of the underworld.

Occasionally, when a human is so utterly wicked that his soul is beyond any redemption, he transforms into an oni while still alive. He then remains on earth to terrorize the living. These transformed oni are the ones most legends tell about, and the ones who pose the most danger to humankind.

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released July 10, 2020

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Jim Lynch New Mexico

American composer and producer of instrumental music in several genres, including ambient soundscapes, indie-tronic, orchestral, chamber and medieval. All works created using digital audio workstation software and numerous sound libraries. Influences include John Coltrane, Igor Stravinsky, Gustav Holst, Claude Debussy, Tangerine Dream, Robert Prince, Frank Zappa, Brian Eno.. ... more

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