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Scent of Silence

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Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories
Scent of Silence
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Arranger Yoko Shimomura
Composer Yoko Shimomura
Length 0:48
Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories
Scent of Silence
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Arranger Yoko Shimomura
Composer Yoko Shimomura
Length 1:57

"Scent of Silence" is a musical composition by Yoko Shimomura that appears in the Kingdom Hearts series.


"Scent of Silence" appears only in cutscenes. It is used in mysterious or ominous situations, often those involving Union leaders.

Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories[edit]

Sora's Story[edit]

Reverse/Rebirth Mode[edit]

  • Hollow Bastion: Key of Beginnings, Key of Guidance
  • Castle Oblivion: "Kairi's Shadow", "The Same Place as Mine"

Kingdom Hearts Union χ[edit]

  • Daybreak Town (Main Story): "Devourer of Nightmares", "Shift Pride", "'Someone'", "Strelitzia's Whereabouts", "The Plan", "It's Already Begun", "The Cause of It All", "Trapped in a Data Cage", *"The Book", "I Knew It", "Master Ava's Plan?", "At the Abandoned House", "The Work of Darkness", "As Darkness Stirs", "Backup Data", "Resolutions", "Fall to Darkness"
  • Keyblade Graveyard: "Master Gula's Belief"

Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover[edit]

  • "Assembly"
  • "The Alliance"
  • "Reporting In"
  • "Case of Aced"
  • "An Inevitable End"

Kingdom Hearts III[edit]

Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory[edit]

  • "Fictional World"[1]


"Scent of Silence" is approximately forty-eight seconds long and plays at a tempo of 60 beats per minute. It has a time signature of 4/4 time and is written in the key of G minor. "Scent of Silence" has no introduction nor conclusion, and loops seamlessly. The instrumentation consists of piano and female vocals[KH Re:CoM].

The song consists of a four-measure phrase repeated three times. The first time, the piano is the only instrument-- the texture of the piece is rather thin. The second time, the vocals add depth with background chords. The third time, the vocals hold an i6/4 chord and fade out as the piano continues to play. In the first two versions of the phrase, the melody ends on an unresolved chord, but the third time, the piano melody resolves to the tonic of G minor.


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