Telephone's Theme

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Telephone's Theme
Composer Toru Minegishi
Ryo Nagamatsu
Shiho Fujii
Game Splatoon 2 (Octo Expansion only)
Heard in
Splatoon 2
Central Station
Album Octotune
Track list no. 6 (Octotune Disc 1)
Genre Electronic
BPM 153
Key signature G Major
Length 2:10 (Octotune)
Audio file
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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 in Completion.

Remixes and covers

Actually It's Commander Tartar's Theme

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

This song is a distorted remix of Telephone's Theme. It is played when the Telephone, as Commander Tartar, reveals the NILS Statue and its plan to destroy all life in Inkopolis.


  • When reversed, the digital voice can be heard saying "denwa", meaning "phone" or "telephone" in Japanese.[1]

Names in Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese デンワのテーマ
Denwa no tēma
Telephone's Theme