This little tune was recorded in my living room sometime in the 90’s.
Tom Baldwin is playing the “chime guitar,” John Clapsaddle is playing lead guitar, and I am playing synths and percussion. The title is in homage to Brian Eno’s Somber Reptiles. An adjective and a noun describe a creature, with (in our case) a good measure of silliness thrown in.
The title and the sound both remind me of crab traps, how the crabs go in after the bait and never get out. Humans do that sometimes, too.