Frantic Aspic is a choppier and less rhythmic song than Deluge Dirge that focuses more on the cello than the others. It plays during Salmon Run wildcard rotations in both Splatoon 2 (since Version 4.0.0) and Splatoon 3. The start of the piece features fast-paced cello and timpani notes playing at the same time. The song has a heavy emphasis on syncopating drum rhythms, making the piece seem very disorientating, which is a common trope of ω-3's music. The constantly changing time signature and fast tempo also contribute to this. Further on, there is a timpani solo, followed by a cello solo that plays the same rhythm, which then combines with a synthesizer solo. The song was added to Squid Beatz 2 in Version 4.0.0 (the update that added it to Splatoon 2) and is unlocked after being heard in-game, with a maximum score of 150 on Normal difficulty and 323 on Hard difficulty.
Frantic could refer to the song's fast tempo and hard-to-recognize time signature, as well as the Wildcard Rotation waves where it plays, in which the players are likely frantic due to randomized loadouts. Aspic is a food which is a savory jelly made with meat stock and is set in a mould. Fish is a common ingredient used in aspic.
Names in other languages
- The drum-like sounds from a rushing torrent