NOCKTERN (Stoimen Stoyanov) is a Bulgarian artist making music since 2006 in different genres like contemporary classic, electronica, trip-hop, nu jazz. During the years he has collaborated in different projects with artists like Ivan Shopov/Balkansky/Cooh, Joana Size, Mytrip, Ivo Chalakov (Gravity Co), Bradata and more. His first EP entitled “No Sugar Added” was released in 2016, and mixes trip-hop, nu jazz, ambient and neo classica. NOCKTERN has collaborated with Laurent Pech, Charles Guiro, Ivan Andreev and Hristiyana Ivanova for live versions of the songs. That was the beginning of Nocktern Band, where different artists join the project for live performances of the compositions. Later in 2017 he released a solo piano album of 3 songs called “Pieces of Lyla” which is a triptych of a girl passing through states of excitement, melancholy, and harmony. NOCKTERN has shared a stage with musicians like Kayo Dot, Josef van Wissem, Ivan Shopov & Avigeya, Mytrip, Theodosi Spasov, 2hennings, Dayo and more. Stoimen is also a frontman of the bulgarian hardcore band Them Frequencies with which he is touring for the past 7 years. Since 2010 the band has released two albums.
In 2020 a new member was involved in the project - Boris Malevanov (heptagram), who takes his place behind the drums. Stoimen and Boris are currently working on NOCKTERN’s new album.
Boris Malevanov started playing music professionally in 2014 and he is known as one of the main figures in the alternative rock band NU/ANCE. Alternative genres have always been a passion for him, but recently he has started to experiment with new techniques, incorporating more electronic and non-standard sounds into his work. Boris had been looking for new partners in crime; artists with whom he can create music that is closer to his own musical taste - In 2018 he started working with Daniel Ivanov from the studio project heptagram. In 2019, the psychedelic / space rock band started to appear on stage with Boris as their drummer.