Chicago born and raised producer and musician Jana Rush is back with a new album called Painful Englightment which is out now via Planet Mu. Her music in isnpired by artists such as Robert Armani, Lester Fitzpatrick, Cajmere, DJ Milton, and DJ Deeon. According to the press release, it is an intense emotional rollercoaster of disfigured samples, quivering electronics and vagrant percussion.
As implied by the title, the album is a document of her own personal growth through struggles with depression and suicidal thoughts, a glimpse into a dark period of her life amid learning the art of letting go. Her debut for Planet Mu is the follow-up to her twisted “Pariah” LP on Objects Limited. It’s euphonic and uplifting, even blissful, yet equally chilling, and at times a difficult listening experience. Jana says “This album is not a footwork album. It’s more like dark experimental listening music, an opportunity to be myself without judgement!”