Telephone's Theme

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Telephone's Theme
Octo Expansion Telephone promo.jpg
Album Octotune
Game Splatoon 2 (Octo Expansion only)
Heard in Splatoon 2 Central Station
Composer Toru Minegishi
Ryo Nagamatsu
Shiho Fujii
Length 2:10 (Octotune)
BPM 153
Genre Electronic
Key signature G Major
Track list no. 6 (Octotune Disc 1)
Audio file
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Things may have an official name in another language, but currently has no official English name.
English translations should be seen as unofficial or pseudo-canonical.
Note: Telephone's Theme is translated from its Japanese name.

Telephone's Theme is a song from the Octo Expansion. It is, as the name suggests, the theme for the Telephone.


The full version of the song plays when interacting with the Telephone for the first time in the Deepsea Metro. When the player enters a cutscene with the Telephone after this, a different version of the theme plays with fewer instruments and a shorter loop. Interacting with the Telephone when not in a cutscene does not play the track.

The song starts with strange sound effects, presumed to be what the Telephone sounds like. This song has heavy use of synthesis instruments, however, it does seem to use a trombone as well as percussion. Various radio signal sounds are heard, which are also used as an instrument to play the main melody throughout most of the track. Throughout the track, the drums play a constant, fast, repeating rhythm with the use of trills. Near the end of the loop, the drums are the only instrument to play, playing much more frequently and faster.

Samples and Interpolations


Main article: Completion

The digital voice in this song's intro is sampled on Completion.

Remixes and covers

Actually it's Commander Tartar's Theme

Main article: Actually it's Commander Tartar's Theme

This song is played when the Telephone, as Commander Tartar, reveals the NILS Statue. It starts as the same intro as the original, albeit each of its part is slightly delayed. The last part of the intro is warped. Then, it slows down and heavily warps, with some of what sounds like demonic noises playing alongside the slowed, warped intro. In-game, it has an extra part not heard in the Octotune version, which consists of the looped version of a part of the intro accompanied by some percussions as the NILS Statue opens its mouth to reveal its cannon.

Names in Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese デンワのテーマ
Denwa no Theme
Telephone's Theme