Arriving eight months after the release of her acclaimed sophomore album, “Útera,” Argentinian artist Kaleema (aka Heidi Lewandowski) returns, tapping collaborator and label-mate El Búho for an ethereal cumbia flip of “Invoco.” Reeling back the original’s bouncy tempo, El Búho (aka Robin Perkins) leans into the track’s Andean instrumentation and rich textures alongside classic Búho touches that take “Invoco” to late-night dancefloor territories. The remix is a fitting finale to an album that saw support from the likes of Remezcla, Brooklyn Vegan, Worldwide FM, and KEXP. The song is also included on the vinyl release of “Útera,” which arrives mid-November.
“Buenos Aires artist Kaleema (aka Heidi Lewandowski) is a rising musician in the thriving Latin American electronic/art pop scene…You can definitely hear the aquatic sound coming through in this song, which is fueled by xylophones that sound like water droplets, skittering electronics, and lush string arrangements. It’s a very cool song, and it comes with a Jesica López-directed video that you can check out below.” – Brooklyn Vegan
“Inspired by hip-hop, downtempo and Latin American folklore, Kaleema relies on a dreamlike bell arrangement, swooning Andean flute melodies, and her own voice to set the mood. Lyrically, she conjures a sort of hope that we’re desperately in need of right now, singing about an outpour of love, not only between people, but also with our environment.” – Remezcla
“This is a lovely record in keeping with the song’s theme of love, portales being the portals revealed by proximity to ones beloved. ” – Sounds and Colours