Atropos chose the mechanism of death and ended the life of each mortal by cutting their thread with her “abhorred shears”. She worked along with her two sisters, Clotho, who spun the thread, and Lachesis, who measured the length. Embracing solitude as a “relief from the others” and a “defense mechanism” the album includes three of his attempts to write the mass as well the final version.
Missa Atropos is another album in this series and is a turn towards darker rock than the previous two albums. It still has all the bells and whistles of a Gazpacho album with ambient passages, violin and classical music, elements of world music and real samples of coded information sent during the cold war on short wave radio.