The recent 'Eklectra' compilation demonstrated that there is a huge amount of electronica talent in the relatively small area of Ireland. To further enhance this claim, Jimmy Behan - who had the honour of the opening track on 'Eklectra' - now releases his first album. That track 'Normal Situation' is one of the highlights of 'Days Are What We Live In'and its warm, melodic tones finds good company in the "folktronica" of 'Complete' and 'Summer On The Wall'. On the other side of the coin, 'Deeper Than Heaven' is the only track featuring singing yet seems over-sweet and insubstantial amongst the fine instrumental work surrounding it. There's usually a great deal more on offer underneath the apparent prettiness, cases in point being the breezy The Sea And Cake textures of 'Mayfly' whilst 'Dandelions' is a quite delightful dreampop piece. With a quest for tune-making a constant throughout this record, Behan is close to the level of Minotaur Shock.