If you've spent five minutes on the internet today, you've probably watched the star-studded teaser video for this afternoon's announcement concerning Jay Z's TIDAL streaming service. The ominous music soundtracking the ad seems to reference two distinct songs from experimental artist the Haxan Cloak—specifically, "Mara" and "The Mirror Reflecting, Pt. 1" from Haxan's 2013 LP Excavation—and Haxan and his label, Tri Angle, are not happy about the similarities.
Just to clarify, I'm not saying Tidal used my music; I'm saying they used an imitation of it. This happens to artists way too often.
— Haxan Cloak (@haxan_cloak) March 30, 2015