Dive into a sensual world through Taiwanese liam-koa, a traditional art form that blends together folk singing, storytelling, and stand-up comedy, and immerse in a realm of gleeful delight that knows no bounds.
Listen to how Chu Yin-Tai of the Butterfly Lovers sets up a trap; how a sister-in-law gets entangled in a forbidden love affair; and how a koi nymph falls into a reverie. Erotica from the olden days performed in Taiwanese by national treasure, Yang Show-King, as she takes us through three chapters in history with three erotic stories.
▌About the Album
Most people today may still shy away from erotic materials when in public, but erotica is, nonetheless, not that hard to come by in today’s society. However, in the past, if people were in the mood for something that’s a bit more titillating, they would have to pull together some money, gather in a small room with all the windows closed, and hire a liam-koa performer to come and sing some tales with racy details. Aside from traditional folk legends and stories that focus on ethics, filial piety, and virtue, liam-koa became a way for amusing, erotic stories to be told and has since entertained Taiwanese people for several generations.
The popular story, The Butterfly Lovers, featuring the characters Liang Shan-Bo & Chu Yin-Tai has an extensive history of being performed in the style of liam-koa, and there are 45 known renditions of the iconic song, “Liang Shan-Bo & Chu Yin-Tai’s West Lake Excursion.” Yang Show-King’s interpretation of this piece gives it an interesting and spectacular twist. “Sister-in-Law and Brother-in-Law (Love Connection with a Relative)” is a piece created by Chiu Ching-Shou. Similar to martial arts novels, the erotic plots leave ample of space for the audience’s imagination. “Koi Nymph”, on the other hand, is a new erotic short piece written by the album’s producer, Blaire Ko. In this performance, Yang Show-King once again showcases her exceptional ability for improvisation and adaptation, making it a rare and treasured cross-generational collaboration.
▌About the Songs
Liang Shan-Bo, who is as straight as an arrow, has been classmates with Chu Yin-Tai for many years. They go on an excursion to the West Lake, and although Yin-Tai has been dropping many subtle and also obvious hints about herself, Shan-Bo just doesn’t seem to get it. Frustrated, Yin-Tai decides to bare it all and be as blunt as possible, hoping to seize the opportunity to give Shan-Bo a much-needed lesson on sex ed.
While visiting his sister-in-law, brother-in-law couldn’t help but to spark a love connection with her! And what do you know, some chemistry has long been brewing between the two, and one thing led to another, a savage monk is getting it on with a nun! The two get in position and go at it. Sparks fly and smoke flares, and if you want to know what happens next with these two, you will have to listen to the song!
Some people say that the poop of young girls is pink in color, but did you know that the fecal matter of the Tang Monk is delectably aromatic! The koi gobbled some up and now has a pair of beautiful, young and feminine legs but the upper body of a saggy granny. Feeling embarrassed and helpless, the koi encounters the Tortoise God, and he volunteers to help. The next thing we see is his neck is stretched and sticking out…