He is known for combining classical and electronic music and for an unconventional approach to the piano in which he mixes a grand piano, upright piano, Roland Juno-60, Rhodes piano, drum machine, and Moog Taurus. As well as his solo work, Frahm has released collaborations with such notable performers as Anne Müller, Ólafur Arnalds, and F. South. Blumm. Frahm had an early introduction to music
Frahm"s earlier solo piano works Wintermusik (2009) and The Bells (2009) gained him attention, but it was his 2011 release Felt that was met with critical acclaim.
lieutenant was his first studio album on Erased Tapes, which has been releasing his music since. The album was followed by the solo synthesiser European Parliament Juno and by Screws (2012), recorded while Frahm was recovering from a thumb injury, and offered as a free download to fans on his birthday.
His follow up to Juno, titled Juno Reworked (2013), featured guest reworks by Luke Abbott and Chris Clark. Frahm"s album, Spaces (2013), was made of live recordings from various venues spanning over two years.
In December 2013, Frahm released his first music book, Eins, published by Manners McDade.
In 2014, Frahm announced his new piano University of North Alabama CORDA, specially designed and made for him by David Klavins. The piano weighs under 100 kg and has one string per key, rather than the commonly used three strings. His album Solo (2015), an improvisation single take without any overdubs, was later recorded on the piano.